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OCTOBER 10, 2012 4:38PM



Many times in the past they had raked the leaves and lit a fire to burn them. Now the rural area was building up and they did not want the smoky fires dotting the landscape any longer. It did not matter, the leaves were still gathered up and bagged, orRead full post »

OCTOBER 9, 2012 10:31PM

Pleasant Journey

the sea


 "Welcome aboard Miss!" The first mate had greeted her warmly. It was her first voyage with her father to bring Christmas trees to the big city. The three mast schooner was loaded with the trees, a crew and a few lumber jacks who had paid their passage to come… Read full post »

OCTOBER 8, 2012 6:50PM

She Was Gone


 Running away was always the plan. It was the only way in which she felt that she could really breathe. Stuck in a life that only few would understand she was always anxious and pacing. Working on a plan to leave the confines of her cell, she could barely expectRead full post »

OCTOBER 4, 2012 1:11PM

The Damp Place - Repost



The rusty knob was not turned in a long time. Behind the heavy hewn wood door a set of stairs led to the basement. A collection of household items were haplessly arranged around the cement floor. Square paned windows let in the only light, in spite of dirty films… Read full post »


Every night when the moon was full, the air seemed different. It was fall again and the sounds of the forest seemed to be more than crickets and distant hoots of owls. It was not a quiet place when the moon was full.

We waited each fall for this time.… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 6:47PM

Unplugging from the Matrix

There is a young woman who has spent some of her best years of her life plugged into a matrix of her parent's making. It is a place where there is room for misogynistic behavior, hatred, racism, and continued debasement of who she is. Resorting to a child like demeanor has helped… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 4:09PM

An Interview With An Artist

This is the essence of an interview by Mr. J. Larson. I am the subject of the interview. 

How long have you been creating your art? I have been an artist over 50 years, if you count from my earliest awareness. From the earliest age my activity distinguished me from my siblings.Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 2:51PM

A Great Physician and Change

It is true that all things, even good things, come to an end. There is no forever perfection in anything that is alive, as it changes, we cannot stop change.

While it is difficult to endure, it is not difficult to understand. We just don’t want to be involved in it,Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 10:37PM

A Swan Dive


I just picture it as a play, how it would be staged and how the feelings of those who were terrified would be portrayed. In the movies, on the screen; it is still too distant. We saw too much of it replayed over, and over, and over. We analyzed it,Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 2:22PM

Labor Day



 Listen up, you walk in the light because of the darkness these people went through. Do not undo the light of labor for the greed of the man.

labor 2 


Enjoy it, remember it and vote come November.

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AUGUST 30, 2012 2:47PM

A Death in the Family

Parting is such sweet sorrow.


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AUGUST 29, 2012 11:08AM


Lately several politicians have not been choosing their words very carefully. I used to believe that they would choose their words very carefully because with those words they were trying to shape their agenda. I am now getting a bit perplexed. Todd Akins on one hand seems to be trying to… Read full post »
Orange Date Nut Cake
Yesterday was our 26th Wedding Anniversary. When I think about it, I wonder where all the time has gone.
I had a large container of unpitted dates in the refridgerator. I had bought them when my daughter was home. At… Read full post »
AUGUST 21, 2012 1:16PM

Will Women Riot in Tampa?

 "Every women in this country who votes for Romeny is a women who votes her own demise. If we allow them to make these determinations and laws regarding women's lives, we will further discover that religious fanaticism can make government more callous, that determinations will be made without coRead full post »

Scott McKenzie has died. As a face book friend of Scott I was one of 5150 of his best buddies,  he called us his Asylumites. We bantered with Scott as he battled his illness, suffering the last couple of years with Guillaine-Barre syndrome, a disease of the nervous system. He had… Read full post »

AUGUST 7, 2012 6:16PM

A Boy's Journey



 Something I sketched at our cottage a long time ago, I recently found it again, wrinkled and Spock like, such as it is...




 Age 10, a pencil portrait by a street artist in Salzburg Austria.




From a photo at age 21, comes… Read full post »

 Today is a pretty good day for women.

 "Today is a historic milestone for women and reproductive justice in the United States. It's a cause for celebration, because today--August 1st--is the first day health plans are required to provide women with no-charge coverage for contraceptionRead full post »

What is better, to teach children to obey or to teach children to think?

The sorry thing is that too many obey, and too few think. It is better to help a child form by teaching critical thinking so that they understand what and why they might or must obey.Read full post »

JULY 12, 2012 4:14PM

Ezekiel 16:49

 In light of my post yesterday about children and infants being abandoned in the EU because their mothers cannot feed them, this is an article not to be missed. I know that this year our lives in the US continue to change based on the poor economy, the climate changes and… Read full post »

It is difficult to make ends meet in these tough economic times. Europe is in the continued midst of the Euro crisis and austerity programs to attempt to turn the tide of grave financial imbalances.

The casualty of these crises are more than hedge funds, oil refineries, and public confidence. More… Read full post »

JULY 9, 2012 12:55PM

The Key Is True Affection


Many times we wonder if a marriage will survive. Most believe that the marriage itself is the single most important thing, that relationship, those two people together, and how they relate and interact. That is true but it is actually much more than that.

The idea of marriage and what… Read full post »

Years ago when I was in grade school, being tall, I looked older than I was. I went to private school with the daughter of a local politician and he was always popular at parade time. That Fourth of July he was over scheduled for parade marching as most of these… Read full post »

JULY 2, 2012 1:13AM

From Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

My husband's family Immigrated May 19th 1884 from the Mecklenburg (Vorpommern) area of Germany. They sailed on the Harmonia out of Hamburg, to La Harve, France to New York, New York. Among the passengers were my husband's great grandfather and great grandmother, Ernst and Augusta Luecht. They also br… Read full post »

JUNE 30, 2012 8:55PM

Secrets of an Antique Desk

About 25 years ago an unassuming piece of family history migrated into my husband's possession. Probably more by default than by gift. When we married,  we lived in a home that we purchased but had been my husband's  Uncle Harold's. In the basement was a kind of drop top desk with… Read full post »

JUNE 23, 2012 11:08PM

Hearing Their Voices

In a film by German Lutz Becker ,called Double - Headed Eagle, a collection of newsreel footage tells it's own story of the rise of fanaticism in Germany, from 1918 to the 1933 beginnings of World War II. It was the birth of it all, you might say, the growth of… Read full post »