Monthly Archives: May 2016

Living in the cloud

In the wetter parts of the northern latitudes of North America black fly populations swell from late April to July, becoming a nuisance to humans engaging in common outdoor activities such as gardening, boating, camping, and backpacking.             – from … Continue reading

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Mowing your what?

A telephone conversation that only country people would understand. Caller: “I tried to call you earlier today, but you didn’t answer.” Me: “Yeah, I’ve been outside all afternoon, mowing my driveway.” Caller: (pause) “Mow-ing your drive-way…”  

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Something peculiar

    In the very long struggle to find out your own true character there is the real possibility you’ll discover a simpleton beneath the skin, or at least something deeply peculiar.             – Jim Harrison (1937-2016), American writer of … Continue reading

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Collisions with the future

Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.             – José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish philosopher and essayist, author of Meditations on … Continue reading

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