Monthly Archives: April 2011

April Showers

You expect a few cloudy days with some showers in April. It’s an old cliché. You pretty much plan for those days. But I usually think of April showers as consisting of rain. Not snow. Of course, snow in April … Continue reading

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Just For Fun …Floral Friday

Spring is having a difficult time maintaining any inertia in Norfolk, Nebraska so far this year. There will be a day or two of reasonably mild, sunny conditions. Then we experience a reversion to windy, cold, overcast, damp environments as … Continue reading

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San Jose Sharks

Hockey fans are in for a rare treat in the West starting tonight.   San Jose Sharks will be playing L.A. Kings in San Jose at HP Pavilion in postseason play for the very first time. All eyes are on California … Continue reading

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What Good Shall I Do This Day?

I love to browse through arcane books and essays to see if there is something of value to learn or to just tick up my motivation level a smidgen.   I started flipping through an old biography of Benjamin Franklin … Continue reading

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Glow In The Dark

Most of my life, I’ve owned some object that glowed in the dark. One of the first items was a keychain fob shaped like an owl. The eyes were the glowing parts of the item. I remember holding the owl … Continue reading

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Cuno Fischer

Sometimes a casual browse through my pottery collection will spark the urge to research and investigate a subject or artisan so that I can have some background on an artifact in my home. Oftentimes this reasearch leads me to stumble … Continue reading

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Relax

Sunday is upon us. The Abrahamic religions have a tradition of a day of rest on the sabbath. Arguably, some sects say that day is actually Saturday. But for convention’s sake, I’ll pick Sunday as the default day of rest. … Continue reading

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