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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Requiem for a Writer

“It used to be that a writer was a person of some renown, but nowadays that position slipped to the lowest one in town”       ~song lyrics by Dexter Oliver Author and friend Dexter Oliver emailed me this morning and said he happened to come across a notice… Continue reading

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Live: It’s The Beetles

I’m going to talk about blister beetles, but I want you know know that problems of this kind start well before the first beetle arrives in my yard.   It starts in January. You know what I mean. That’s when the pushers start showing up, the ones who have learned our… Continue reading

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