Begone 2021

2021’s ending, and who’d have thought that at the last minute it’d include saying goodbye to Betty White. It’s felt like the end of times for a long time, I swear. But maybe that’s OK. I wrote about it on one of my alternate blogs that’s dedicated to music and… Continue reading

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November is a word for BUSY

Autumn’s my favorite time of year, but only if I’m outside enjoying it. I try to haul myself away from the computer but things just pile up. November is NaNoWriMo and I’m way behind this year. Had a time-out for a week due to eye issues. It was scheduled, but… Continue reading

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Indigenous People’s Day

Celebrating the multi-faceted heritage, history, and hope of Indigenous peoples. Indigenous peoples are not the past. They are living, powerful, and loving today. Elders, children, activists, teachers, leaders, community, and so many among the missing. ~ Bernice King, on #IndigenousPeoplesDay Evolution Device‘s main character is Warm Springs Apache, but he… Continue reading

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Wills for writers

If you’re a writer and your will doesn’t cover the issue of what happens to your work after you die, then please read Neil Gaiman’s blog post on the subject.  It’s for artists, photographers,  musicians, and all creatives with a few adjustments of language. I’ve also posted the link on… Continue reading

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Good Fences

  They say good fences make good neighbors. That might be so, but here’s a fence that stands alone, not between me and anything.  It’s not a particularly “good” fence, in that it’s not all spiffy, not something that zoning regulations would approve of. It’s a fence that’s no better… Continue reading

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Equinox

Yes, it’s that time already. The winding-down time. Equinox, the elusive point on the calendar when we tip over into autumn.  When nights grows longer than days. When it’s time to harvest what has been so carefully grown, and then to can, freeze, dry, and otherwise store foodstuff and supplies… Continue reading

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Good neighbors are good to have

Remember the last couple posts when I talked about flooding and my subsequent truck adventure?  When I was so proud I could handle those problems without having to call a neighbor for help?  The truck adventure was Tuesday.  On Wednesday morning while I was feeding the horses, the damn dogs… Continue reading

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Truck adventure

I don’t like truck adventures.  This is not to say I don’t like adventures that trucks are used in.  I just don’t like adventures about trucks. Last blog post I wrote about floods.  Today I’m blogging about what happens after floods.  Namely, mud.  Um.  And complications. TUESDAY: About mud Mud… Continue reading

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Rain Song

As Robert Plant sang so poignantly in Led Zeppelin’s The Rain Song, “This is the mystery of the quotient.  Upon us all a little rain must fall.”  (album: Houses of the Holy, 1973) He was full of it, of course.  He should have been singing, “When it rains, it pours.”… Continue reading

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Creative Inspiration: from Muse to Youse

Sorry about that title! It just sounded so right and this post is about creative inspiration, so…. never mind. Besides, I bet you’re wondering more about the story of the image than the title, anyway. So I’ll tell you. I stole it Well, kinda sorta. Fact is, I was inspired… Continue reading

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