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A Day At The Fair: 8/11/2013


This is what I saw at the fair today, in between spurts of lashing rain…

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Rejecting the Refrigerator


Is anyone else tired of chicken? Not just any chicken, the plain chicken you get in the grocery store that you have to take home and put in the refrigerator. That chicken. That kind of food. I’m tired of tasteless. … Continue reading

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Riding On The Retro Line


Japan is testing a 300 mile an hour train that is shaped more like an anteater than any train I’ve seen. They regularly travel at much higher speeds than what American trains do, and money is spent on rail infastructure. … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Spring


When cold grey covers my pointed hood when Wind’s icy fingers grow I think back to the sweetest Spring back to where my heart would go down among the fragrant pine in hollows steep with trees I go there still … Continue reading

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Clueless


Pardonez-moi, but I seem to be missing something. Something green and familiar. Not that I am complaining. No, that would be silly. But it would be nice if at least one person…even a relative…would drop in from the emerald isle…or … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Floyd Collins


“Floyd Collins,” an off-broadway play that debuted in 1996, is one of the most intricate performances imaginable. It is a choreographer’s nightmare combined with an awkward musical score…a challenge for any actor. Still, tonight’s performance at the state theater proved … Continue reading

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A marker, a crayon, and a tax form


You gotta love the federal government. Yeah, the same people who insist we warn our children that peanut butter may contain peanuts, because the gunk was processed in a facility which may process peanuts. This is the same group of … Continue reading

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Dancing with Rhinos


Jorge Luis Borges was a fine Argentinian poet. One of his poems, “Instants,” expresses his thoughts on living life with regrets. At my age, I have a few, but I do not plan on adding many more. Like gathering seed … Continue reading

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