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A Connecticut Yankee In NorCal’s Drought: Photography and Cross-Continental Environmental Equivalence

From the perspective of a born-and-raised Connecticutian, the arid heat of Northern California is, admittedly, a novelty to me still.

I will always be an anachronism here, as my residential introduction to the region’s extreme summer heat can substantiate — I have demonstrated my naivete with several cases of heat stroke since moving here this time last year, a rookie mistake as the body loses water at a significantly higher and less noticeable rate in the dry heat. 1,201 more words

California Drought

For the Week of May 30, 2016: A Moment to Remember

Memorial Day:  celebrated on the final Monday of May, it honors all U.S. troops who have died in war.  Originally a holiday intended to honor the soldiers who lost their lives in the Civil War, the date was chosen by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, apparently because there would be many flowers in bloom—flowers to place upon the graves of the Union and Confederate soldiers’ graves in Arlington Cemetery. 525 more words

Expressive Writing

Travel musing on mind monsters

So many things I saw on my flit to Norway (more on that in other posts) made me think.  My life has made me aware that yes! 487 more words


So few hours and then we're all gone: poetry, music, Shakespeare & books ...

Absence, hear thou my protestation
against thy strengh,
distance and length.
Do what thou canst for alteration:
For hearts of truest mettle,
Absence doth still and time doth settle … 2,956 more words


On the relationship between Christian biographer and subject

Bernard Crick, in his biography of George Orwell, thought that the task of the biographer required ‘a prolonged and strange mixture of love and critical distance, of commitment and restraint.’ ( 939 more words

Archbishops Of Canterbury

I'm Still a Kid at Heart: Pooh Bear

When I was on my lunch break at work, I was reading Winnie-the-Pooh, the original adventures by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard, at my desk and a co-worker came up to me. 265 more words

Life & Writing


I am a sick man…I’m a spiteful man. I’m an unattractive man. I think there is something wrong with my liver. But I cannot make head or tail of my illness and I’m not absolutely certain which part of me is sick.

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