Category Archives: Hometown

Just Out Of Reach

It was a large, avant garde wedding. I only knew the groom and his immediate family. A Power Point slide show photo montage of the bride’s and the groom’s lives was projected onto a large screen. I sat on a … Continue reading

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Time Travel

Sometimes, during a peaceful stroll through the neighborhood, I imagine what the town must have looked like when it was first settled. There was a time, over a century ago, when there were effectively two main streets. Those were the … Continue reading

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Such Vitality

My great-uncle Ivan liked to say that ideas are useless if you don’t do something with them. He said he had seen only a precious few people who came up with good ideas and followed through with the drive and … Continue reading

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Pondering Pears

“And a partridge in a pear tree.” The enumeration of gifts in that song is at once clever, and annoying. I’ve already heard the song half-a-dozen times or more this year. Of the traditional holiday songs, “The Twelve Days of … Continue reading

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Thrift Pottery …Floral Friday

Medium small and old is the theme for this week’s collection of floral projects. These three are also the result of some thrift store browsing earlier this week. I admit that I bought the decorated pitcher because of its brand … Continue reading

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Feeling Offended

“To feel offended is a choice we make. To be easily offended is the sign of an undeveloped person.” My friend Jorge said this out of the blue earlier this week. We had decided to take a walk on the … Continue reading

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Charity

It’s that time of the year when appeals to our better nature arrive in greater numbers. There are close to a million public charities in the United States, alone. Add to that at least half-a-million civil leagues and 100,000 private … Continue reading

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