Tag Archives: The world around us

Being Old in Wintertime

December 7, 2013 We are getting old together – the cat, the dog and I.  The cat, who is thirteen, now, has turned gray around the head and tail, sleeps a lot more and, although still curious, sometimes needs my … Continue reading

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While We Wait

September 7, 2013 Well, since most of the world community seems unwilling to do much more than, as one political wag put it, “hold the President’s coat” while he kills Syrians with missiles and bombs to keep them from getting … Continue reading

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A Mouse in the House

August 3, 2013 For the first time in two years, I have a mouse in my house. Of course, mice are not unusual for a 113 year old house, though between the cat, the mouse traps and several of those … Continue reading

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What’s Going On In My Garden

July 27, 2013 What’s going on in my garden, so far this year, seems to echo what’s going on in the wider world. Everything that survived the ravenous rabbits seems to be just sort of hanging in there. The trash … Continue reading

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Next Week

March 9, 2013 Yesterday, we had sunshine and a temperature of fifty-eight, but the south wind – up around twenty-five mph – made it a chilly fifty-eight if you were out in it for very long.  I wasn’t.  That’s a … Continue reading

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Snow and Consequences

February 23, 2013 Well, we had a winter storm, such as it was here in Springfield, late Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon.  It amounted to about two inches of snow-sleet mix (light on the snow and heavy on the sleet) … Continue reading

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Resolutions and Predictions

January 5, 2013 Right off the bat, I’ll tell you that I don’t make resolutions or predictions.  Having arrived at seventy-two a couple of months ago, most of my resoluting over 2013 will go into sticking around to see what … Continue reading

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