Category Archives: History

1944 …Floral Friday

While dusting the bookshelves, I noticed an old florist book that I haven’t consulted in at least a decade. I had purchased it on eBay to better know what types of arrangements were used when my old vases had been … Continue reading

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“Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness.”–popular actor and singer, Ricky Martin The Carlo Wostry painting of Ludwig van Beethoven is my favorite depiction of a classical music … Continue reading

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Free Press

We learn in civics or social studies classes about the vital parts of a federal democratic republic. They include the official executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Unofficially, it is important to have an active artistic community, and a free press. … Continue reading

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Early 20th Century Vases …Floral Friday

The time had come to redo the arrangements in three antique vases I never put in storage. The vases also needed a careful cleaning and polishing to keep them up to snuff. All three of these qualify to be categorized … Continue reading

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When disgraced politico Steve Bannon exclaimed that baby boomers are the most self-centered, most narcissistic generation the U.S. has ever had, I could only shake my head because he, himself is a boomer. I wonder if it is from self-loathing … Continue reading

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On The Prairie

I used to live in a tract apartment on Prairie Avenue. Although the building was of fairly recent build, it was of inferior construction and was poorly insulated. During especially cold nights, frost formed on the inside of outdoor facing … Continue reading

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Reflections On Fanaticism

To approach today’s topic will require some gentle movement and careful handling. Its nature is much like that of old dynamite–being unstable and prone to unpredictable explosive reaction. Fanatacism is its most volatile form in politics and religion. Those matters … Continue reading

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