Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Summer Of 79

The Summer Of 79 was earthshattering and tragic to civilized people on the Italian peninula.  I’m not refering to 1979, I mean the year 79.  On August 24, 79 Mount Vesuvius catasrophically erupted over the Roman town of Pompeii. As … Continue reading

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Tin Foil Hats

The plots seem to be thickening lately about conspiracies to control our minds.  Maybe people are paranoid about microwave transmission of mind control being beamed into our heads by government military ogres.  Some people believe that extraterrestrial beings can read … Continue reading

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Sopping Wet Dogs

The dog days of summer took on a moist meaning earlier this month at the Norfolk YMCA.  The swimming pool was due for its annual complete cleaning and maintenance needs.  Prior to draining the pool, many times the YMCA invites … Continue reading

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Venetian Blind Lampshades

I spotted the decrepit thing during one of my regular visits to the thrift store.  I like to trawl the shelves just in case something collectable is there.  On the rare occasion, something antique?  But the lamp was especially noteworthy … Continue reading

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Nebraska Sandhills

I think one of the most pristine, natural places left on earth is in the north-central area of Nebraska. One of my all time favorite places to visit in my own state is the sandhills area. I especially like to … Continue reading

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Late ’60s …Floral Friday

Putting together an arrangement inspired by past styles and fashions is an act of creativity that is light hearted and enjoyable. It’s also a good way to enhance a retro-styled living environment. 1960s and 1970s chic has been re-emerging in … Continue reading

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3 Levels Of Suffering

I think I am safe to wager that 100% of humanity has been dissatisfied with the circumstances of his or her life at least once.  I’ll even go out on a limb and say that you have felt that dissatisfaction … Continue reading

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