Oct 21


  From the little acorn grows the mighty oak. * Acorns are the seed fruit of the oak tree. Here in the Eastern U.S. we have an abundance of acorns that come falling down with the leaves in autumn. As children we used to gather large bags of them for weeks and then have a …

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Oct 19


I bet this is a new word for most readers. Cucurbitaceae (follow the link to learn how to pronounce this and many other new or difficult words) are a family of more than 900 plants in about 95 genera. Follow this link to learn more about plant families. The most important among the cucurbitaceae are; …

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Oct 15

Dylan receives Nobel Prize in Literature.

In previous posts both here and here, I shared information and resources to learn about poetry, how to study it, to understand it and how to write it. I also pointed out that there has been a long relationship between poetry and musical lyrics. Some would argue that music is not poetry and visa versa …

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Oct 10

The Colorado Cannabis Scene

As a follow-up to my post about recent travels to Denver, Co. I mentioned in that article the state of Colorado has legalized cannabis for adult use in the privacy of their own home. Under Colorado law it is now lawful for an individual to purchase up to one ounce of cannabis per day. Here …

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Oct 09

Old cameras, collectibles and curios.

*Climbing winding roads up through sandstone walled canyons that trace back into the heart of frozen granite rock and icy water – a place where the rivers change direction.* * The Front Range of the Colorado Rockies runs north and south along the I-25 corridor between Pueblo, Colorado. and Cheyenne, Wyoming. It is a stunningly …

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Oct 01

Denver revisited

Denver, Colorado — the “Mile High City” (Denver sits on a plateau above the Great Plains at an elevation of 5,240 feet above sea level), Queen City of the Plains, Bronco-ville and even Wall Street of the West are some of the nicknames given to this once sleepy big town/small city on the Front Range …

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Sep 16

When we know your talk is cheap.

The song by Van Morrison, titled Wonderful Remark expresses a sentiment that is profoundly apropos of the political elite. Wonderful Remark by Van Morrison How can you stand the silence That pervades when we all cry? How can you watch the violence That erupts before your eyes? How can you tell us something Just to …

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Sep 10

The Crayon Factory

It is probably safe to say that every American child has used crayons at some point in there early years. Last month I had a chance to visit the Crayon factory in the river town of Easton, PA. It is a short drive from where I live and the place offers 4 floors of fun …

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Sep 07


I generally try to avoid the subject of politics on this blog, but occasionally I feel compelled to comment on what I witness as the decline of the American way of life, indeed, the destruction of Western civilization. Perhaps it was said best by the “master poet of my generation; “Don’t follow leaders and watch …

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Sep 06

The growing American police-state.

It is difficult to accept the manifestation of an over-reaching government in a nation founded on the principles of individual liberty and self reliance, but in America today the malignant disease of collectivism is eating away at the very fabric of those founding concepts. This cancerous notion of demanding something for nothing appears to have …

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