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Storms were forecast to occur early in the morning after 3:00. However, the storm front arrived an hour earlier and caused quite a ruckus. I tried curling up in bed to block out the flashes and rumbling, but I only … Continue reading

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Nearly all of us have been taught to never kill or hurt life, threaten health, steal possessions, or limit liberty. Doing any or all of these is harmful. Yet humans regularly do harm others either by themselves or by proxy. … Continue reading

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The young man stepped off the curb just as the pickup truck entered the intersection. I honked the horn in my car, hoping to warn one or both about the dire circumstances that seemed imminent. The young man looked up … Continue reading

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Danger And Safety

“Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.”–Thornton Wilder In this highly subjective, personal adventure we call life, we will encounter danger. This can happen unwittingly such … Continue reading

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Stuff That Drops And Falls

I’m considering wearing a hardhat just to retrieve the mail. Recently, I was crossing the street to check my mailbox for an important letter I was expecting. Halfway there, I saw a blur in front of my face. It was … Continue reading

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Safe And Sound

It was a very near miss one August afternoon in 1999 near Worthington in southern Minnesota. I remember it vividly because it was such a close brush with serious injury or death. I was behind the wheel of my 1986 … Continue reading

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Add Fill Last …Floral Friday

As I was assembling today’s second project, it occurred to me that the use of solid vase filler material should be addressed in this post. Using unconventional materials to fill flower containers is one of my favorite techniques. To utilize … Continue reading

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