Monthly Archives: November 2010

Leaves of Three

I don’t like to kill things. Oh, I’ll occasionally swat at mosquitoes, but I prefer to deter the little bloodsuckers with citrus-oil repellent. I keep my kitchen meticulously clean so ants lack incentive to invade, thus sparing their little lives. … Continue reading

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This week’s blog entry is another one that’s primarily photos. At this time of Thanksgiving in the United States, fall foliage is something to be thankful for. In North Central Texas, we can’t count on a splendid autumn. Many years, leaves turn … Continue reading

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Ordinary Beauty

It’s easy to see beauty in the extraordinary: the Roman Forum burnished by evening light, Michelangelo’s sculpture, sunset over the Pacific. But I don’t have to travel to Europe or California in search of the exquisite. It’s all around. I’ve been inspired … Continue reading

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Missing Elderly

The electronic freeway sign said “MISSING ELDERLY GOLD TOYOTA AVALON.” It probably included a license number, but that’s all I had time to read as I sped by. Why would anybody steal an old car? I know, I know. The … Continue reading

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