January 2015 archive

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…

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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