Category Archives: cultural highlights

The Time Capsule

The sturdy green metal trunk has been stashed away in the primitive basement of dad’s oldest house for at least a few decades. Before that, it was in the basement of my childhood home for as long as I can … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in cultural highlights, History, Hometown, Vintage Collectables | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Much Ado About Growth

While reading articles and blogs, I sometimes come across writers who extol growth.  It’s a fuzzy buzzword that appears often in self-help or spiritual writing.  Growth is usually presented as a positive virtue.  In the mental and “spiritual” realms, growth … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Controversy, cultural highlights, Health, Meanderings | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Save The Spiders

I looked up from the book I had been reading to glance at the cone-shaped candle holder on the nearby table. A small, grey spider was running endlessly around the edge of the container in orbit around the flame. She … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in cultural highlights, Environment, Science, Wildlife | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Few Old Family Photos

During the past year or so, I’ve been going through old belongings that had been squirreled away in nooks and crannies of dad’s house.  Perhaps the most interesting, yet melancholy inducing artifacts are a handful of very old photographs. Most … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in cultural highlights, History, photography, Youth | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The Soviet Manned Space Program (Review)

I like to browse the used book shelves at the local Goodwill Store.  Most days, I come across mostly old cookbooks, religious titles, novels that never made any top ten lists, and coffee table books.  Once in awhile, I do … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Vintage Collectables, cultural highlights, History, Books, Science | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

No More

This week is “No More Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Week” in America.  I decided to focus on it today because I’ve seen what domestic violence does to a family. There was a family who lived a few houses away … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in cultural highlights, Health, Hometown, Youth | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

March Forth

Happy March 4th!  This is the only calendar day that is both a date and a command, so March Forth!  It’s one of those “dad puns” that’s really valuable. Where did you stash your written list of New Year’s resolutions?  … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in cultural highlights, Health, Meanderings, projects | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments