Monthly Archive: November 2014

Nov 29

Old and in the Way.

*** Old And In The Way by David Grisman * Chorus Old and in the way That’s what I heard him say They used to heed the words he said But that was yesterday Coal will turn to gray And youth will fade away They’ll never care about you Cause you’re old and in the …

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Nov 27

Happy Thanksgiving

4:00AM As a part of my normal Thanksgiving tradition, I always try to get out in the morning for a walk. This helps to boost the appetite before I begin cooking the holiday feast. Today, however, we are digging out from a hefty bit of snow that came down all day yesterday. It is early …

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Nov 22

Poetry as Art.

A poem written by Archibald MacLeish, titled ARS POETICA, is useful as an example of what one poet believes poetry is. From the Latin; Ars = art + Poetica = poetry = poetry as art. Ars Poetica A poem should be palpable and mute As a globed fruit Dumb As old medallions to the thumb …

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Nov 17

Gray

GRAY / GREY There are many shades of the color gray, but is gray truly a color? And for that matter are black and white colors? Follow this link to get the details. Here’s a link to a very cool site with info about color; how certain colors affect mood. Did you know the human …

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Nov 12

Cauliflower

Earlier this spring, I purchased 6 young plants that were marked as “Brussels Sprouts” but they actually turned out to be cauliflower. It has been a few years since I have planted cauliflower so I found a bit of space to cram them in. I was pleased with the size of these plants, though I …

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Nov 07

November

NOVEMBER by Helen Hunt Jackson   This is the treacherous month when autumn days With summer’s voice come bearing summer’s gifts. Beguiled, the pale down-trodden aster lifts Her head and blooms again. The soft, warm haze Makes moist once more the sere and dusty ways, And, creeping through where dead leaves lie in drifts, The …

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Nov 02

Firewood

In this part of the country Winter can be severely cold for extended periods. Many people opt for a supplemental heat source using a wood-burning stove. Keeping the stove stoked requires having plenty of wood on hand. For many people, the gathering, cutting, splitting and stacking of wood is a major part of their activity …

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