Category Archives: Environment

Refreshment

The body was feverish. The throat felt parched. Perspiration drenched the face, stung the eyes and smeared my eyeglasses. The absence of even the slightest of breezes brought out my worst feelings of aversion about┬ásummertime. It was time to take … Continue reading

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Sensitive

It was a mild afternoon by July in Nebraska standards. The sky was partly cloudy. There was a light breeze of about 10-miles-an-hour. The weather monitor read 81 degrees Fahrenheit with 42 percent relative humidity. A squirrel was chattering at … Continue reading

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Simplicity

The sky was a pure, turquoise blue except where the Sun ruled the eternal dome. A soybean field that spread out over several acres, completed the visual effects. A chorus of meadowlarks trilled to provide the soundtrack for the composition. … Continue reading

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Noticing Insects

There was a very slight tickle on the skin about an inch above my wristwatch. I glanced at the left arm and noticed the mosquito dining on my lifeblood. I studied the little creature for a few moments then flicked … Continue reading

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Sense Aware

We seem to be having many more days and nights of high wind warnings lately. I do not recall the National Weather Service warning us of the possibility of wind speeds of over 50-miles-an-hour with such frequency. Their forecasts have … Continue reading

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Trash Working

The early morning weather was conducive to taking a coffee break outdoors. The sound level was very quiet with only the occasional semi-truck decelerating in the distance. For most folks, the day had not yet begun. Five or ten minutes … Continue reading

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Make Life Beautiful

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”–Friedrich Nietzsche The Nietzsche quote is striking simply because he wrote it. This highly intelligent and very intellectual philosopher, poet, composer, and philologist lived a dark life. He observed his … Continue reading

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