Author Archives: swabby429

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.

Deluxe …Floral Friday

We like to have a little pizzaz in our lives, even if it’s done in a small way.  I have three examples of what can be done to add just the right touch to a special place. An enameled copper … Continue reading

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To Dream

The snow fell in large clumps and was stuck onto all the surfaces along the path. The wet precipitation seemed to be the source of great happiness and serenity. As I glided above the snowy surface I felt increasingly greater … Continue reading

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Charles Richter’s Scale

People like to compare things so we can wrap our minds around difficult concepts and events. For instance, there have long been means of comparing the severity of hurricanes and tornadoes.  If you’ve ever experienced a tremor or a full … Continue reading

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Something About License Plates

When was the last time you or your family played the license plate game?  I probably last played it just before I got my driving permit because the license plate game is rather distracting. There are several variations of how … Continue reading

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Sky Awareness

The sky is everpresent.  The sky is the part of our world that can be breathtakingly beautiful and at times, very frightening.  We would not exist without the sky.  Most of us only usually take notice of the sky when … Continue reading

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World Book Day Meanderings

The public library is one of the best places to spend an hour or so each weekend.  I’m glad many parents feel the same way. More often, entire families are queued in the check-out line with their hands carrying books. As … Continue reading

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Born A Crime (Review)

If you’re searching for a merely funny, escapist book, Born A Crime isn’t it. However, if you’re looking for a great book, Trevor Noah’s tome is exactly what you should read. The first time I spotted Born A Crime I overlooked the … Continue reading

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