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Winter Musings

All the trees are now bare of leaves. It’s gotten colder and very windy of late. I’m thinking I’ll have to hire a squirrel to get that noisy plastic shopping bag out of yonder tree. Advertisements

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The First Snowfall of the Winter

My dear Patrick, It is a song, a very real song, and a song from some time ago. It’s about the first snowfall of the winter. I have this vague childhood recollection of watching two girls, teenage girls – most … Continue reading

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Candles In The Wind

Winter in Wisconsin. February 2015. I went out on the porch with my morning cup o’ coffee in hand and as I looked vacantly about I took a first sip. I turned and suddenly choked and nearly did a “spit … Continue reading

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It’s 0° Fun Lovin’ Degrees

It is now 0° fun lovin’ degrees with a Wind Chill of -30° Fahrenheit. I’m angry. This old house isn’t exactly cozy to begin with but I’m warm enough. I’m angry because I’m aware of all the homeless people out … Continue reading

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Those Who Would Serve God

I was standing out on the front porch the other afternoon having a smoke and thinking about a knife fight I’d had with a neighbor a long time ago when I was a kid (a story for another time perhaps). … Continue reading

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Sometimes Houses Make Funny Noises

Houses sometimes make funny noises in extremely cold weather. In extreme cold wooden members can swell, shrink, twist or creak. Sidings made of steel, aluminum and other material will buckle, bend and pop. Screws, but especially rusty nails, will back … Continue reading

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Sergeant of the Guard!

The weather of late reminded me of an incident back in the winter of 1970-’71. I was on Guard Duty at Ft. Riley, Kansas. I was guarding the 67th Signal Battalion’s Motor Pool; a sizable area about four city blocks … Continue reading

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