Monthly Archives: April 2020

Pondering Vice

I stumbled across my old, favorite ashtray this week. It was originally part of a set of Fiestaware dishes I bought at a neighbor’s garage sale back in 1979. I wanted the dinner ware because my old, odds and ends … Continue reading

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Marble Canyon Halloween Story

The quarantine has been a good time to take care of some bluejayblog archive maintenance. Since I started the WordPress portion of this blog on February 12, 2011, I haven’t done any bandwidth space saving culling measures by eliminating large … Continue reading

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Know More, Live Less

You may see the title of this post and believe the words should be in a different order. Perhaps you’ve heard or read the old maxim, “Think less, live more”. Those of us who are over-thinkers have come to appreciate … Continue reading

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So Vulgar

“Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.”–Vladimir Nabokov Vulgarity is a peculiar concept. We might think of loutish behavior or perhaps the practice of using curse words. To some people, vulgarity is crude, insensitive behavior. Some people, like my English … Continue reading

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Hanging Out

I finally learned to accept introversion as one of my personality traits a couple of years after taking a part-time job in Norfolk, Nebraska. I had not yet moved from Wayne, where I was last employed. Also, I was in-between … Continue reading

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A Few Coins

While sorting through antiques and coins to use for last Thursday’s (April 9th) post. I pondered some of the other coins and snapped some photos of them before taking most of the old loot back to the safe deposit box … Continue reading

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April Projects …Floral Friday

April in the Great Plains of North America has radical weather shifts. One day it may be a mild 70-degrees Fahrenheit, the next could be 17-degrees. Sunny one day, snow the next, sunny again, then rain showers. I’ve been eager … Continue reading

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