Monthly Archives: July 2022

Coarse And Reckless, OpEd

If you enjoyed the old Warner Brothers cartoons on television when you were a kid, you may remember watching the misadventures of Pepe Le Pew–the frisky skunk who spoke with a French accent. His character gag consisted of cluelessness, hedonism, … Continue reading

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On Friendship

There are a few topics about which it’s OK to be saccharine. Sweet, sentimental words can apply to friendship because there is an element of romance in these relationships. When we look through the literature that regards friendship we often … Continue reading

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Tall Glass …Floral Friday

Three somewhat unremarkable clear glass vases caught my eye this week. None of them are particularly valuable nor popularly collectable. What they have in common are that they are old and tall. They have narrow tops, so complex, lush arrangements … Continue reading

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Refreshments

A sudden craving for an orangesicle invaded my brain yesterday. I’m not sure why this happened. Perhaps taking care of a few outdoors chores triggered it. Maybe a suppressed memory was the cause. All I know is that suddenly the … Continue reading

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Loving Kindness

“If we share a slice of bread and margarine–that’s kindness. If we share a slice of bread and homemade jam–that’s loving kindness.” Great aunt Emma sometimes said this whenever she served snacks to children. Her little saying meant a lot … Continue reading

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Thinking About Conservation

I’ve been closely following the news reports and videos of the precarious situation at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead this summer. The ongoing drought in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah has seriously affected water flows of the Colorado River … Continue reading

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Warnings And Disclaimers

Before doing any work with the laptop today, I noticed an email from Microsoft. It was a notification regarding changes in their terms of service. The document is basically a list of disclaimers written in legalese. To ignore them is … Continue reading

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