Monthly Archives: July 2019

Hot Enough For You?

In Nebraska, the greeting, “Hot enough for ya?” replaces “How are you?” or “How about those Cornhuskers?” in the summertime. On especially muggy, hot days I’ll jokingly respond with “No, bring on a heat wave.” My friends and acquaintances know … Continue reading

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Being Real

“We’re fond of thinking we’re the bee’s knees, aren’t we?” Jonathon’s question was more commentary than query, so I simply flashed my friend a mischievous grin. Without any pre-planning nor consultation with each other, both of us had dressed ourselves … Continue reading

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Moth Season

During formal meditation yesterday a tiny spider climbed up the pillar candle then continuously ran around the top rim, orbiting the flame. I didn’t want the little creature to get caught in the liquid wax beyond the candle rim or … Continue reading

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Longevity And The Old LED Clock

Yesterday morning I leaned back in the desk chair to reflexively stretch in place. The glowing numeric display of the wall clock caught my eye. The Radio Shack “Micronta” clock has kept time while hanging on the same wall since … Continue reading

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It’s Moon Day!

Great-aunt Emma reacted to news of the Apollo Eleven landing with horror. She firmly believed that the Moon would soon fall from the sky and shatter itself onto the Earth like a Christmas tree ornament. No amount of logical reasoning … Continue reading

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Old Round Ceramics …Floral Friday

Domestic wares from the 1930s and 1940s satisfy a warm nostalgia about my boyhood years. My paternal grandmother used such pieces as “everyday” place settings and serving containers. She had settings of Homer Laughlin “Harlequin”–the fancier, Art Deco version of … Continue reading

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Winning At All Costs

Scrolling through my Facebook feed this morning, An old Vladimir Putin meme showed up. My body involuntarily shivered at the sight. My understanding of the biographies I’ve read about Putin, is that he is a ruthless man who will stop … Continue reading

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