Monthly Archives: December 2015

All together

No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main.      – John Donne (1572-1631), English poet and cleric The way of fortune is like the Milky Way … Continue reading

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Wish granted

With  all the children and grandchildren coming home to the farm for Christmas day, for the first time in several years, Patti wished that we would have snow on this strangely warm winter to make the celebration perfect. You got … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts for my grandchildren

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.    ― Peg Bracken (1918-2007), American humor writer I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar … Continue reading

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A man is the sum of his scars. ~from the novel Blood Sport – A Journey up the Hassayampa by Robert F. Jones (1934-2002) God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars. ~Elbert Hubbard … Continue reading

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A woman in deer camp

Previously, camp etiquette was based on coarse and uncouth behaviors, those all-male enclave traditions that we bearers of the XY chromosome combination learned in junior high school and never progressed beyond. Demonstrative belching and farting, for example. A woman in … Continue reading

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Good bird season

Good bird season Winter’s first serious snowfall  brought out the curmudgeon in me. I’ve been grumbling the past two days that this might be the beginning of a series of storms that will bring bird season to an end. National … Continue reading

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Nebraska blizzard gifts

Experience makes more timid men than it does wise ones.     ~Josh Billings, pen name of American humor writer and lecturer Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818-1885) Nebraska blizzard gifts  Unexpected blizzards still sweep across the Nebraska prairies in November, but … Continue reading

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