Category Archives: Erewhon

Still in awe . . .

Reportedly, John Glenn said he was “still in awe” of his space flight on its 50th anniversary February 20, 2012. John Glenn, who rode Freedom 7 into the history books on a not-quite-five-hour flight in 1962, was not only the first American … Continue reading

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Some of my best friends are . . .

I have been thinking lately about that statement. No matter how you finish it off, it somehow sounds wrong, doesn’t it? So why do we keep repeating it? The only way, I think, that statement makes any sense, is if … Continue reading

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Turn up the volume, roll up your sleeves

Insights come in odd ways. They arrive at the strangest times, and in the strangest of places. This morning I was driving to an appointment. My mind was on the upcoming meeting, and my CD player provided soft background music. … Continue reading

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My backyard animal farm

There’s a possum in the yard! And at least one “family” of squirrels, a bunny who might have friends, redbirds and blue jays and a pair of large birds that look like cranes building a nest in a neighbor’s tree. … Continue reading

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Where’s my lightsaber?

Yes, I loved it! In 1977, I loved the first one. I have seen them all. What is it about Star Wars? There are more exciting stories, perhaps, but the thought of traveling to “a galaxy far, far away” never fails to … Continue reading

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A birthday in time

A few days ago I celebrated my birthday. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that a few days ago the calendar marked the anniversary of my birth. I am no longer sentimental about birthdays. This one was neither … Continue reading

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“Life Is a Little Weird” and other thoughts on a cold morning

It’s cold this morning. The sky is a dull grey and the temperature doesn’t seem as if it’s going to climb much by midday. The cold that I feel, though, has little to do with weather conditions. I’m feeling, in the words … Continue reading

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“‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said, ‘To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.’” … Continue reading

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