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On Wood Storks, Murder and Idabel, Oklahoma

Posted by admin on August 18, 2012 in Birds, Travel |

A couple of days ago Betty and I motored north out of east Texas up US Highway 259 into McCurtain County, Oklahoma, towards the small town of Idabel. I can recall my oldest living aunt, who would have been born around 1903, talking about that town when I was a kid. I have no recollection […]

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On Tax Day, Auditors and Cow Manure

Posted by admin on April 20, 2012 in Musings |

Tuesday last was tax day and as I usually do around April 17, I ponder taxes, money, accountants. All of this, of course, fuels imagery that erupts from the past: characters, events, some funny, some sad, some unwanted, some I am glad I remembered. In 1979-1980 I worked for a big corporation in the ag […]

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On Honky-tonks, Wild Folk and Newborns

Posted by admin on April 13, 2012 in Movies, Musings |

Our daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Baruch, are expecting their first baby in July. We have grandkids already. One, Justyce, is already zooming her way to young adulthood. The prospect for the arrival of a newborn is damned exciting. As I think about this new granddaughter, the season is Spring and outside the daffodils are […]

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The Wind

Posted by admin on April 6, 2012 in Dust Storms, Musings |

The wind blows in Idaho this time of year. Totes the angry vestiges of another aging winter. Grass leans, limbs break, birds balance in the tops of aspen branches that tilt away from the gales that holler off the east Oregon desert. Time moves east to west around here, the wind sweeps west to east […]

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On Mice and Men–Mostly Men

Posted by admin on March 30, 2012 in Books, Movies |

Last week Betty and I watched the 1992 rendition of Of Mice and Men starring Gary Sinise and John Malkovich. This particular adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name was predated by a 1939 version starring Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Bob Steele. Sometime around 1952 or 1953, at 111 Beech Street […]

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On Ancestors, Asparagus, Saints and Independence Rock

Posted by admin on March 9, 2012 in Musings, Travel |

Back in my mid-to-late twenties I worked at a feedyard in southern Arizona. Every late winter/early spring, cattle buyers descended from heaven with boxes and boxes of asparagus bartered fresh out of the fields of the Imperial Valley of California. Gifts to us, the working stiffs trapped with a gazillion flies, and miles and miles […]

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On Elko

Posted by admin on February 10, 2012 in Elko, Musings, Travel |

The halfway point of winter in the northern hemisphere has arrived here in Idaho with dry and warm weather. Trapped in some kind of drought, I suppose I should be saying stuff like, “We need snow in the mountains, we need rain on the flats,” or maybe I should be circling around dancing with my […]

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Canyon de Chelly

Posted by admin on January 13, 2012 in Musings |

Recently Betty and I journeyed to the Southwest to show our film and visit family members who live there. On the way back to Idaho, we visited a few places that we had not seen for many years as well as a few places that were on our wish list. One of the destinations was […]

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Leaf Peeping

Posted by admin on October 21, 2011 in Musings |

I am a desert rat and have since childhood mouthed dialogue about the beauty of the mountains vis à vis the desert. The mountains generally have no sand and wind that drives the sand and pits the paint job on your new Mercedes Benz, no short-legged plants, no spiny cacti, but trooping phalanxes of spruce […]

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The Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Posted by admin on October 14, 2011 in Movies |

When I was a kid in southern Arizona, I went caving and spelunking with a guy who was a middle school teacher in the town where I lived, Casa Grande, Arizona. We walked into basalt cave mouths in the Silver Bells and Silver Reef Mountains, and into our own little Sawtooths. We sniffed around for […]

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