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This Is Wheat Day

I  noticed the advertisement in the sidebar at the right side of the Facebook page.  The headline screamed over a photo of a bagel, that I must stop eating wheat right now. I rolled my eyes and thought to myself, … Continue reading

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National Wildflower Week

This week marks one of those “sleeper” commemorations that have much greater implications than we  realize at first glance.  National Wildflower Week obviously celebrates the beauty of naturally occuring, native flowers.  You don’t need to be a botanist or florist … Continue reading

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A Little Bit About Luther Burbank

Because I share my enjoyment of flowers with millions of other people, I became interested in the work of Luther Burbank. He, along with George Washington Carver became famous for a life’s work out of horticultural research.  Both men were, … Continue reading

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Thinking About The Dust Bowl

During my childhood, I learned there was actually no such time as the good ol’ days.  The earliest and most repetitive stories and reminiscences about the past were recounted by my maternal grandfather.  He often waxed nostalgic about the struggles … Continue reading

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Where Are The Monarch Butterflies?

Four years ago, the cedar trees near the river in my backyard were the way station for swarms of Monarch butterflies.  The little creatures were resting from the long day’s migration flight.  Small groups of them stopped for nectar at … Continue reading

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Practice

Over this morning’s coffee with Jorge, the topic was practice.  He said that the variety of meanings of that English word had puzzled him for many years.  Jorge has marvelled at how context gives the English word meaning.  He claims … Continue reading

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In Nebraska

A seasonable Autumn day is as good a time as any to reflect upon a few aspects of my home state of Nebraska. A websearch for information about this state will bring up the usual list. Statehood began March 1, … Continue reading

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