Monthly Archives: November 2012

Finishing November …Floral Friday

Because it’s the end of the month and we’re heading into the last month of the year, I wanted to clear the decks of projects.  I had several waiting for my attention.  I’ll showoff three today. A formal project started … Continue reading

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Between A Rock And A Soft Place

A favorite image in the pop psychology and self-help literature is that of a flower or a weed growing out of a crack of a concrete city sidewalk.  I think of the analogy sometimes when I sweep my driveway and … Continue reading

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Reflections On Huckleberry Finn

My introduction to the wry wit of Samuel Langhorne Clemens or Mark Twain happened around the age of eleven.  I had sprained an ankle, so I was restricted to sitting and laying around for awhile.  One of dad’s friends dropped … Continue reading

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Antinous The Good

His life is a mystery to modern scholars.  Yet he was elevated to the status of a god in the late Roman Empire. To this day there is a minor religion dedicated to Antinous The Good. It was on this … Continue reading

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Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s Tomb

The “Boy King” Tutankhamun may not have been the most effective and aggressive of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, but he is the most famous of them.  This fame is due to the discovery of the Pharaoh’s tomb and the subsequent … Continue reading

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Fearless Pomegranate Eating

My neighborhood supermarket finally got a shipment of pomegranates and placed them on display.  I purchased a couple of them because I haven’t tasted the fruit since last year. At the checkout lane, the clerk asked me how to eat them.  … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Weekend Storm Of 1950

I’ve lived through some rather frightening, severe blizzards and winter storms during my life on the Great Plains of North America.  None of them were as widespread and unique as the Great Appalachian Storm that began on November 24, 1950.  … Continue reading

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