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On Grasshoppers, Mormon crickets, C-Rations and Cannibals

Posted by admin on June 24, 2011 in Musings |

I just read an essay about Africa in which the author mused about sitting in an airport waiting for a ride out of Nigeria. As he dealt with delays and uncertainty, he killed time watching the insects fly around as evening arrived and he noticed how the locals trapped them and cooked them in a […]

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The Winds of Diyarbikir

Posted by admin on June 17, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

Guest blogger Sheila Robertson takes us into a snapshot of the past. I stand on a windy hill, watching dust whirl over the dun-colored soil. Two women in black chadors work in a field, gathering purple-flowered herbs, and an old man sits in the shade fingering his evil-eye beads. Wildflowers and thistles wave between large […]

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On Sage Thrashers, Music and Autistic Architects

Posted by admin on June 10, 2011 in Musings |

Betty and I recently spent time in south-east and south-central Oregon with friends, looking at the rippling water, the green-gray sage, the juniper, the snow-covered mountains. While driving between Pete French’s round barn and Diamond, we heard a particularly melodic bird song. I stopped the car and rolled down my window and the sweetest sound […]

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Science, Spirituality and Water Witches.

Posted by admin on June 3, 2011 in Musings |

Last week I was yarning with a couple of buddies about water witches. I snatched images out of my memory from way back in my life, thirty years almost and longer. We were standing in a RV park in Lakeview , Oregon and I have no idea why I got started on the subject but […]

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