Category Archives: Change

A Different World

One of the nicest parts of our train trips is leaving from Lamy, NM. It’s only about an hour’s drive, but it’s like stepping back into a quieter, more peaceful time. The train station was built in 1880 and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Learning from History

In a comment yesterday Ursula wrote, “I was told – and still believe it – that history [is] being taught at school/uni so we’d actually learn something from the past.” The trouble is different people learn different things from history. … Continue reading

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The Life of the Party

Modern technology isn’t just for the young. Thanks to a robot a frail 82-year-old mother was the life of her son’s wedding celebrations in Paris. She wasn’t able to travel, so she interacted with the guests from the comfort of … Continue reading

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Ready for Fall

Summer isn’t over yet, but the college football season starts August 31st. The grandpups are all ready for it — Sammy’s T-shirt says Michigan Son, Montana’s says Michigan Daughter.   Fall always reminds me of school starting when I was … Continue reading

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Not Exactly a Lawn

Andy has sprinkled some grass seed around, and some of it is coming up after the recent rains.   Grass will be struggling for a few years because the fire burned all the organic matter in what little soil we … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads to Another

As I’ve mentioned, this new theme started when I found I had to update my old one if I wanted to have threaded comments — to let people respond directly after the comment they’re answering. Years ago it took me … Continue reading

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Roadwork

Thursday evening we had our last dinner together up on the land, and we enjoyed watching the rain from inside the cozy living room. On the way down Andy looked at all the culverts along the road to be sure … Continue reading

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New Bogeyman

Cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license   The U.S. Senate is now holding hearings on the legality of targeted killings, especially with Predator drones. Does the war on terror give the U.S. the right to kill suspected terrorists anywhere in the world? … Continue reading

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More “Not Agin ‘Em All”

  In June, 2010 I wrote Years ago “I’ve been agin’ ‘em all” was my husband’s and my favorite joke. The world has probably deteriorated even more since then, but at the moment I’m having too good a time to … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirit

The Thundering Herd. Used with permission.   The Thundering Herd spent the holiday at the beach. The human dad enjoyed the scenery and Cheoah immersed herself in other things. I think of Cheoah as a kindred spirit. Scenery is fine … Continue reading

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