Category Archives: Miscellaneous musings

Dear Winnie

Dent found a copy of “Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language, Second Edition, Unabridged, An Entirely New Book Utilizing All The Experience And Resources Of More Than One Hundred Years Of Genuine Webster Dictionaries” published 1941, copyright 1934, … Continue reading

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Eating Crow

This morning outside my workplace I saw a cluster of crow feathers on the ground, the big wing feathers, along with dozens of little inside downy feathers. I think an owl must have made a dinner of crow last night. … Continue reading

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American Portrait at the New Year

On this New Year’s Eve morning I just happened to open a book of Robert Penn Warren’s poetry to a poem appropriate to the day, with theme of time, life passing. I liked it so much that I will copy … Continue reading

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Christmas cards

I miss Christmas cards. Real Christmas cards. The kind that had pictures of frosty forests and little animals gathered around a tree, or Santa and his reindeer making their rounds, or baby Jesus with Mary and Joseph and the wise … Continue reading

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Dennis is going to teach me how to be a pool shark yet! It was fun last night- some guys played old James Brown dance tunes on the jukebox that made me want to dance (almost did- maybe next time), … Continue reading

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Voting

Voting. I hope this democracy is real and not just a facade for the monied classes to hide behind. Anyway, spirits were high at the polls, and folks were patient. It took more than 2 hours to vote. Friends and … Continue reading

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Things change

Alas, the Cardinals lost the 6th game last night while I was at the Fox watching Les Miserables with a friend. Tonight’s game will tell whether they go to the World Series or not, and I will forfeit my usual … Continue reading

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Tell Me A Story

I’ve been reading in a book of poetry by Robert Penn Warren which I inherited from my mother. In it is a series of poems inspired by the life of James Audubon who, I learned in the intro, was born … Continue reading

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Hawk breakfast

As I drove to the gym this morning the sun was just starting to come up. When stopped at a stoplight I saw a hawk sitting on top of a light standard eating his breakfast. It looked small- a small … Continue reading

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Random words

The rain continues here, thanks to hurricane Isaac, wonderful rain!  I think about Isaac picking up drops from the ocean and rivers south of here and bringing them to us. Sometimes in the morning I will open a book to … Continue reading

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