Monthly Archives: August 2020

International Strange Music Day

After buying “Live Peace in Toronto” by the Plastic Ono Band I learned to only play part of the album whenever my friends were present. They liked to ridicule my enjoyment of Yoko Ono’s, shall I say it, screeching style. … Continue reading

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Intuitive

A flash of intuition can trigger action. It comes from deep within the mind to point the way to a solution or a new way of perception. An intuitive moment does not explain via logic, it’s more or less emotion … Continue reading

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Politics

Have you noticed that the amount of time turned over to political campaigning, particularly for the U.S. Presidency has continually increased each election cycle? It seems that before the voting is complete, mentions are already made for the next election. … Continue reading

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Blues …Floral Friday

I was in a blue mood this week. My emotions were happy, but my eyes were craving the color blue. This often happens after over-indulging in bright orange. It also tends to recur in August when heat waves and muggy … Continue reading

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Giving And Receiving

Second cousin Neal was generous to a fault. He seemed to find a lot of joy in giving gifts of things and of his time. In today’s parlance, Neal (not his real name) was a people-pleaser. His self-sacrifice was so … Continue reading

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Out In The Boondocks

For World Photo Day today, I will share a few photos taken in my special place in the world. Nebraska is sometimes derided as a mere “flyover state”. However, for those of us who live here, the locale and the … Continue reading

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Safe And Sound

It was a very near miss one August afternoon in 1999 near Worthington in southern Minnesota. I remember it vividly because it was such a close brush with serious injury or death. I was behind the wheel of my 1986 … Continue reading

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