Monthly Archives: March 2016

Three Magic Words

A phrase composed of three words has become the source of much trouble and suffering in this country during the past year.  Those three words, “deeply held beliefs”, have led to heated political quarrels and advocacy for discriminatory legislation. Whether  the … Continue reading

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Over-Thinking

I didn’t understand my father’s unwavering reliance upon the “tried and true” and his overt conservatism until I was older and experienced the problem of over-thinking for myself. A friend told me that over thinking is usually called indecision. So … Continue reading

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International Goof Off Day

Yesterday was quite hectic and busy for me.  There were several appointments, a couple of household emergencies, and a city council meeting to attend in the evening.  I feel justified in observing International Goof Off Day. I don’t know why … Continue reading

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Alcatraz Prison Is Shuttered

You might say Alcatraz Island is famous for its birds.  Certainly there are plenty of sea gulls, but I’m thinking more about its jailbirds. Yes, there was the “Bird Man of Alcatraz” Robert Stroud.  Some of America’s most infamous, notorious … Continue reading

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Personal Thoughts About Noodles

As the pot full of vermacelli bubbled and boiled on my old GE range, I thought about the first time I was made fully aware of noodles. When I was a young boy, I knew I had eaten noodles, macaroni, … Continue reading

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An Odd Weekend Clock Repair

I recently discovered a brand new thrift store in Wayne, Nebraska. While browsing there, I stumbled across an odd-looking electric clock. Of course I impulsively bought the thing; because it was 50-cents, I’d be foolish not to do so. The … Continue reading

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March Ikebana …Floral Friday

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve devoted project time to contemplating formal shape and Ikebana. There has also been an enticing variety of containers waiting for the peaceful afternoon. It all finally came together yesterday. The small, pure … Continue reading

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