This is Not Where I Thought I Was Going

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Go Look At the Worm Moon Tomorrow Night!

This year the Vernal Equinox – or first day of spring – occurs on Wednesday, March 20th. We also get a super moon on Wednesday night, and if the skies are clear, it should be outstanding. It’s called the Worm…
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Saint Patrick Wasn’t Irish

It’s true that Saint Patrick was not Irish. He is, however, the Patron Saint of Ireland. I’ll leave you to read the story of his life in the first link at the end of this post. It’s an interesting one,…
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Spring Forward Tonight

Tonight we “spring forward” into Daylight Savings Time and lose an hour’s sleep. I have never been a fan of changing the clocks, and there’s research that suggests that it’s not healthy for us. Nevertheless, tomorrow most of us in…
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Driving (Reluctantly), Part II

It’s embarrassing to admit to being afraid of something that most adults do every day – like driving a car – without even considering all the ways that things can go horribly wrong. Even though I was scared to death…
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I’ll Be My Own Valentine

According to History.com, Valentine’s day isn’t based on a warm and fuzzy historical moment that brings tears of joy to all who hear it. Screams of terror, perhaps, but there’s little joy in the tale. You can read it for…
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My Top 13 List of Books Read in 2018

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life – Joseph Addison I’ve been keeping track of the books I read since January, 1998. My system is to write them down in a notebook I keep by…
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Winter Solstice 2018

Tonight is the winter solstice. It’s the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. Winter begins, and we already have snow on the ground here in Council, Idaho. There’s a full moon – the aptly named “Cold Moon”…
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Driving (Reluctantly), Part I

Did you know that there’s a word for the fear of driving? It’s called vehophobia. Turns out that it’s not a particularly rare fear. In an earlier post, I wrote that my paramedic friend helped me plot a route to…
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Reclaiming Christmas

I caught myself humming Christmas carols last week when I got the decorations down from a high shelf on the back porch. It’s kind of a new thing. For much of my adult life I did not put up a…
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