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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Some Thoughts After an April Fools Day Prank

April 7, 2012 Last Sunday, I went out to the backyard to check on the volunteer potatoes I thought were growing in the trash barrel of old soil where I’d grown potatoes previously, only to find that the sprouts, which … Continue reading

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The World Is Too Much With Us

March 3, 2012 The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon … – … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of MENA

October 22, 2011 Saddam Hussein, once our tyrant-ally, is long gone, dragged from his hidey-hole by American troops, tried in an Iraqi court and subsequently hung several years ago. Ben Ali of Tunisia and Mubarak of Egypt have been deposed … Continue reading

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