Author Archives: swabby429

About swabby429

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

For World Photography Day

There is a tie-in between yesterday’s topic of serendipity and today’s topic of photography. It is that a couple of weeks ago I was driving on the street near our town’s pawn and railroad salvage shop. On a whim, I … Continue reading

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Some Serendipity

One of the best parts of life is surprise. We do not know exactly what lies ahead of us each day, so serendipity can be a regular part of our lives. Certainly, unpleasant stuff happens often enough, but very pleasant … Continue reading

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Improvised Simplicity …Floral Friday

Some jazz improv was playing on the radio as I gathered the materials for today’s projects. There was no announcing of who the artists were or when and where the music was recorded. It was an uptempo blend of electric … Continue reading

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A Growing Friendship

I’m in the process of beginning a new friendship. Having written that sentence, I just want sit here and ponder its implications, and meanings. When you’re fully aware of the process of making friends with another human being, you feel … Continue reading

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Relax

When I had free access to dad’s small acreage in Wayne County, Nebraska, early mornings were set aside to enjoy the dawn. Even though the place was across the road from a truck trailer manufacturing factory, the atmosphere was silent … Continue reading

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The Long And Winding Road

Once in a blue moon I slip my old vinyl copy of The Beatles album “Let It Be” onto the turntable. I don’t listen to the songs of my youth very often anymore, but when I do, it’s usually Beatle’s … Continue reading

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Pretending

The word “pretending” is paradoxical. A person who pretends to be someone else in order to hijack a bank account is fraudulent. A person pretending to be someone else in order to play a role in a movie or play … Continue reading

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