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Flowers and weeds

The household lawn with its decorative gardens of flowers/weeds is a bitterly contested battlefield in the war between the sexes, and while the male invader with his mechanized equipment and chemical weapons may seem to have the advantage in each … Continue reading

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100th Meridian

100th Meridian On November days wandering near the 100th Meridian (fabled barrier to rainfall in the Great American Desert), the tail end of the grouse season when birds are flighty, or midway through deer season when heart-stopper bucks are wise … Continue reading

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A simpler time of life

A harder task will be halting those fantasy purchases – buying things we need for the grand adventures that we know will come our way… someday. The first of the twelve steps in the cure, gentlemen, is to accept that … Continue reading

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Tombstones

You cannot read without a tug at your heartstrings an inscription that honors and mourns a Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Or the grave marker of a war veteran who Gave his life so that others might … Continue reading

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Filling the gaps

Some of these failed transplants are third, fourth or even fifth attempts because I am sure that eventually one will take hold and grow to full maturity. As the Roman scholar Persius assured us, “Vincit qui patitur.” (He conquers who … Continue reading

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Ten paces, turn, and fire

Dueling may not be the perfect solution, but why not give it a try? We are killing about 25 people each day with handguns anyway, so why not structure, regulate and conduct all that mayhem and slaughter in a way … Continue reading

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Solastalgia

Solastalgia: the emotional and mental distress of a person living in a deteriorating natural environment, an existential anxiety about and grief for a vanishing landscape and its biota; a neologism coined by Glenn Albrecht (b. 1953), philosopher and retired professor … Continue reading

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