Monthly Archives: October 2020

In Disguise

More than a few people have remarked that the masquerade costumes people choose to wear on Halloween reveal a person’s deeply hidden secret nature. This hypothesis is less true for children because they rarely have such secrets. Young girls like … Continue reading

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October Pairings …Floral Friday

I often like to create floral projects that reflect a non-floral artifact. When the projects are finished, it’s fun to display the end results with the objects that inspired the concepts. We have three arrangements with their inspirations this week. … Continue reading

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Hermit Day Thoughts

It’s 4:13 in the morning as I tap out the keys on the old laptop. I just came in from the cool, breezy outdoors. Orange the cat and I have completed our regular communion. I hear the clack-clack of the … Continue reading

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To Experience

My then new friend Greg ecstatically described “The Gatekeeper” roller coaster ride as we waited in a long line of thrill-seekers. During the wait, I made sure to place my wallet and keys inside a flap pocket of my cargo … Continue reading

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I Just Discovered More Postcards

My father was a prolific pack-rat, but he was not a hoarder in the popular sense of the word. When he wasn’t designing and building bridges and highways, he was collecting antiques and vintage stuff to sell. He actually sold … Continue reading

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Contemplating Crime

The atmospheric skip was favorable, so my multi-band ghetto blaster managed to receive a shortwave radio station broadcasting from New Zealand. I listened intently as the signal repeatedly faded out and back in. The “RNZ Pacific” announcer was interviewing a … Continue reading

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Be Strong

The year 2020 has become an example of setbacks. It has exposed our national, social, and individual vulnerabilities. To look at the news headlines and tragic statistics reminds us of our weakest aspects. When we examine the situation closer, we … Continue reading

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