Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wilde Wisdom

“Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong”–Oscar Wilde Author and playwriter Oscar Wilde was at once wise, observant and controversial. I’ve thought of him as being far ahead of his time, so much so, that … Continue reading

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A Personal Salute To San José, California

My trusty calendar tells me that today is the anniversary of the day that San José, California was founded.  She’s an old town by American standards.  SJ was founded on this day in 1777 and was dubbed “El Pueblo de … Continue reading

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My Yard

Lately, I had been taking my yard for granted.  It was just a place for my house.  I think the heavy layer of elm leaves made me wish to go into denial about the yard.  Whomever, decades ago, planted the … Continue reading

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Twain Again

I keep forgetting that I’m not 25 years old anymore.  I’m not even twice that age anymore.  It’s one of those mornings where I feel like I’ve overextended myself.  There seems to be an endless need to work outside in … Continue reading

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The Meteor

At nearly 4:00 early in the morning of Saturday the twelfth of this month, I stepped onto the porch step to dispose of a bag of garbage.  Just as the storm door clicked shut behind me, a very brilliant streak … Continue reading

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Dry …Floral Friday

Let’s say you want to create a flower arrangement that will last longer than a few days but artificial flowers don’t trip your trigger.  Maybe, what you have in mind are blooms from your own garden or from the wild.  … Continue reading

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I’m sure glad the park service had the foresight to place plenty of park benches in the vicinity of the mall.  Nearly constant walking all day long numbed the front of my legs.  Worse yet, a fever continued to cook … Continue reading

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