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A house built to last

May 9, 2021
(Another in a series of startling and amazing finds on YouTube) I’ve been looking for the perfect fortress to retreat to as climate change chaos begins and our “civilization” continues to crumble as we war against everything we hold dear on this fragile blue planet. This little fixer-upper should...
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  • My lucky day
    May 7, 2021
    I’m one of those people who, when they see a patch of clover, more often than not will head over to it and begin looking for that rarest little emerald of a plant jewel, the four-leaf clover. I wade in and after a few minutes invariably come away empty, the rare clover again eluding my…
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  • A most unusual doorway
    April 26, 2021
    For years I’ve taken walks at a nearby city park that is a quite an astonishing and magical place. It has towering old oaks and magnolia trees, an abundance of azaleas and camellias and flowering trees and shrubs, and a circular garden full of flowers year round: roses, day lilies, snap dragons, ...
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  • Ageless, Part 2
    April 18, 2021
    (Note: This is the follow-up to a poem I wrote 22 years ago. See the previous entry for that poem) I Growing old is not something That time should allow Because we age in our bodies But not in our minds. Our souls are young and eternal, But our bodies are in mortal decay. One…
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  • Ageless, Part 1
    April 16, 2021
    The following poem was written in 1999 and posted at Open Diary when I was 48. Since I’ve recently turned 70, I’ve been thinking a lot about the issues raised in this poem, composed so long ago, it seems to me now. In re-reading it several times, I see a lot of me as I…
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  • Down the Rabbit Hole to visit with a Capybara
    April 15, 2021
    The infinite YouTube Rabbit Hole collection led me on yet another trip into the weird and wonderful world of the animal kingdom the other day, and I’m still shaking my head in disbelief. Long long ago when I must have been a kid absorbed in The World Book Encyclopedia, I came across my first look...
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  • The end of an era in England
    April 13, 2021
    It’s a sad time for the people of the UK. The royal family’s patriarch, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at 99. One could say that was a good, long life. He was the longest serving consort to a British monarch, with 73 years in that role married to Queen Elizabeth. He was known…
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  • Photo tour of gardens
    April 11, 2021
    There is nothing quite so beautiful as our gardens at the height of Spring bloom.  Here in Charleston, an old and historic city of countless carefully tended ornamental gardens, that peak is now.  The last of the azaleas are fading and the trees are just about fully leafed out now.  Everything in...
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  • Life as pilgrimage
    April 7, 2021
    After a series of events in 1978 and 1979 changed the course of my life, I saw for the first time that life was actually a journey or pilgrimage, and ever since then I’ve thought of it that way. Maybe not consciously, but when I think deeply about where I’m going, and how I live…
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  • Happy Easter!
    April 4, 2021
    This Spring had been such a beautiful time of rebirth in all of Nature as I venture out each afternoon of the pandemic to take it all in. The realities of this plague time have been softened for me by Spring more so than ever this year, and I’m so grateful to have another year…
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