Jan 24

Call me crazy!

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” Jiddu Krishnamurti * The American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Metal Disorders (DSM for short) is the standard text used among mental health professionals in the U.S. for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. “Every time a new issue of …

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Jan 21

More about firewood…

Burning embers

For folks who live the countryside and use wood to heat their homes, there is a lot involved with respect to acquiring the right kind of wood, seasoned to the proper degree and cut to the correct size for your wood burner. In this previous post I shared some pictures of a local wood lot …

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Jan 16

Benjamin Franklin

  I’ll tell you where the four winds dwell In Franklin’s tower there hangs a bell It can ring, turn night today It can ring like fire when you lose your way. * At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, Ben Franklin, one of the most senior members in attendance, was asked, “What have you …

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Jan 12

Wild Turkey

A native of North America the wild turkey is the heaviest family member of birds known as Galliformes . Its relatives are many and number near 290 species to include, grouse, quail and pheasant, to name but a few of the more commonly hunted varieties. The wild turkey are hunted across much of the …

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Jan 06


In the past, I have written about Shades of Green and the color Gray. The primary color blue can come in a multitude of variations. From azure and the pastel baby blue, to the rich and deep indigo and Navy blue. The phrase, “feeling blue and lonely” is a common theme in blues and bluegrass …

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Dec 31

Good-bye, December – 2014


“Time for reflection. Winter is here…” * * As we close out the month of December, I like to reflect on the previous 12 months. Sometimes I am even lucky enough to have learned something during the course of the year! Milepost — This blog surpassed the 200 posts marker! That was my big achievement …

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Dec 25

Find the North Star

In a previous article we talked about important life skills. This piece passes on some very useful knowledge to aid in land navigation without the use of compass or map. Land navigation is an essential life skill, but sometimes we don’t have a compass or perhaps there may be interference to the satellite that feeds your …

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Dec 22

Flying into Newark International Airport…

Currency Exchange on the right and the blue sign directs guests to the Welcome Center / information desk.

…and getting out. NOTE** It may be useful to start reading at the bottom of this post to learn all of the abbreviations. This may make it easier to understand your first reading. For travelers wishing to visit New York City I always recommend flying in to Newark instead of JFK or La Guardia airports, …

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Dec 18

Frank Loyd Wright

A sample from the interior of a F.L.W designed home on display in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.

“The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization“. – Frank Lloyd Wright The word, Usonian was employed by Wright as a means to describe the distinctly American landscape that was notably unencumbered by preexisting architecture. More about this style of architectural design found here. …

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Dec 13

Links for fun!

This past year, many of my students have had an opportunity to be introduced to the fun blog Wait But Why There are usually interesting topics to ponder there. My favorite for this year was How to Pick a Life Partner. If you are single you should read this before you rush into something you …

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