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COVID 19 NOTES,3

JUST IN: A COVID-maybe worker lurks and we are confined…again.               The COVID comes, the COVID goes … up and down, but never away.  Sigh. Life is Groundhog Day, temporarily sheltering (now,even more)-in-place  Thank heavens … Continue reading

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COVID19 NOTES 2, PLUS

AVOIDING THE VIRAL CONTAGION LIFESTYLE NOTES:  We of the poetry group met  monthly to have fun with  favorite poems.  My choices always seemed to be better with a change or two.  For instance, Emily Dickinson’s poem “To Make a Prairie” … Continue reading

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RECOMMEND: YES OR NO?

C. J. Box had me at the first bike ride through North Dakota’s icy, rutted, snow-covered fields at dawn. And at the cold, the really, really cold. And with the kid on his bike in the cold, witnessing a car … Continue reading

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THERE IN SPIRIT, EXPECTING ESP

August is here and I am not there and what is a willing, but unable, body to do? Rant maybe, but that’s no fun alone. So I have taken to watching the Scandinavian mysteries with subtitles on MHZ, mostly for … Continue reading

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SNOWY DAYS, CONTINUING

Snow here today; snow there tomorrow. Curses. And time for more bookish suggestions from and for snowy day frolickers. BE A BOOK VOYEUR: LOOK AT WHAT OTHERS ARE READING Checking out what others are reading is always fun, but it’s … Continue reading

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HARBOR WATCH IS BETTER WITH MORE WATCHERS

The wind blows and blows and blows, and it’s not just Arthur, but I don’t know what it is.  The water ripples and glistens, the days stay cool enough to mow the lawn  with only one beer break, and the … Continue reading

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MORNING COFFEE 2

Noteworthy newspaper clippings and citings are piling up. I hope your cup of coffee is as ready as mine. ***** Tweets now have their own “official” footnote citation format, thanks to the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the American Psychological … Continue reading

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FACT-CHECKING

Richard III (1452-1485) is alive again in the public mind! This is no small feat for someone dead these 500+ years.  The newsworthy note is that Richard III’s bones have probably been found which means that two questions about him … Continue reading

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TRANSITIONS

And then its time to go. What I learned these final days: Three-year old multi-grain baking mix, white whole wheat flour, and dark brown sugar do not lose their punch when mixed with fresh buttermilk, eggs and the last of … Continue reading

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RB’S SOMETIMES-ASKED-QUESTIONS

What do you recommend for a Midwestern, home-schooled 14-year-old? Except for Charlie who mostly read C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia and Spiderman comics, I am zip when it comes to kids, especially early teens. I was allowed — and … Continue reading

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