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Sunday, May 12, 2019

"Mom" was not my first name, but it will forever be my favorite name, followed closely by "Grandma". Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Czech Side

It is fun to surmise from whence one came in the far distant past and imagine what it was like then and how times got from then to now. One can go only so far back with old photos, old letters, old family tales, but the more one learns, the more one wants to know. Curiosity builds on curiosity just... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Easter

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Invite To An Outing

First day in a while that I have felt like anything other than an old decrepit geriatric. It feels like a day that I could write wondrous and beautiful poems or stories, or epic themes of life and love. But at the moment I can't think of anywhere to begin or which way to go from a beginning if I had... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Doggie Discrimination

In the early morning hours before the sun is peeping above the eastern rim of the earth with just a glow in in the gray of the sky and the majority of tenants are monopolizing the hot water with long wake up showers in preparation for going to work, I enjoy watching the dog walkers getting their... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Boundaries For A Great-Grandma

I thought I had run out of books to read--ones that I had never read before--I go through them pretty quickly since once I begin I do not want to stop until I reach the end. I didn't feel well. The barometric pressure on a dark, thick cloud-covered day had set my right-side sinus cavity to painful... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Very Deep Purple

Blinding flashes of lightening, rolling pounding thunder across the sky, pouring down rain and river of water running down the middle of the street, then when the rain finally stopped, it turned to snow. I think March is trying to go out like a lion. And....today, the Kansas City Royals are supposed... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

No Rain Needed

Opening day for the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox at the Royals Stadium Kansas City--the opening pitch was to be thrown ten minutes ago. The fans came, but they are sitting in the stadium beneath small umbrella's and rain gear as the thunder rolls, the lightning flashes and the rain... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

They're Ba-a-a-k!

Every year at this time the white-tailed deer show up on P.D.'s property. He waits and watches for them in early morning hours while Phil is taking his morning bath to start the day. Yesterday he got his first sighting. There were five of them down by the edge of the creek. From that distance up to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Green Water?

I ' m listening to Moon River but singing "Green Water" because that is what is coming out of our taps from our water treatment plant bringing us our "drinking water" from the mile-wide "Muddy MO" trying really hard to wash us away as it comes around the bend at the Down-Town Airport. It did a good... Sign in to see full entry.

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