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Retired high school English and French teacher.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

June. Old Farmer’s Almanac, 2020 tells us that the Full Moon of the month, the Strawberry Moon, is on Friday, June 5. Will I celebrate with strawberries for breakfast? The Summer Solstice will be Saturday, June 20. Yes, for a … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Windy Weather. Wind is common here, and this week has been windy. Morning breezes have changed to afternoon and early evening winds. A friend here wrote in an email, “I’m always concerned that the earth has stopped rotating when we … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A Walk Downtown. Late morning into the noon hour. Third Street is quiet. I encounter nobody, walking or in yards. Grass is growing well but none of the yards are in need of first mowing. Bird song surrounds me. At … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Notes on Reading. Fiction. Niall Williams, This Is Happiness. Bloomsbury, 2019. This novel is a warm and compelling look at life in Faha, a remote Irish village, during the time of electrification. The protagonist recalls the time at age seventeen … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Some Downtown Signs. Here are some signs I saw on a downtown walk. I have changed the spacing of the words, and on some, the capitalization. There are two gift shops side-by-side. On the window of one is the word … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Simple Pleasures. At the end of each day, I write a short paragraph about something that I enjoyed during the day, something that brought me happiness. These are the things about which I wrote the past week: taking a nap, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

From This Week’s Newspaper. Because of the pandemic, the Sangre Star Festival, scheduled for late June, which was to bring “over 400 people from 20 states,” with speakers from all over the U.S., has been postponed “until a future date … Continue reading

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