Tag Archives: personal blathering on

festive wreaths and fences

If you, like me, wanted to continue your search for some festive feelings in a series of toy camera photographs of holiday stuff in stores and other public places, you better have gone to Menards before the 12th of December. … Continue reading

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john glenn

2016, that cruel year, continues to take our icons from us.  News just came over the wire (meaning the Internet)  that John Glenn is gone.  One of the Mercury 7 astronauts and the first American to orbit the earth, Glenn … Continue reading

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sick day

If you are thinking of doing whatever I did to get whatever it is I got, please think again.  Not recommended.  For content, please have a random photograph from the files on my phone. Oh look, it is the giant … Continue reading

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not the supermoon

Three days of the supermoon; three days of great photographs taken by photographers who managed to be in the presence of the supermoon while holding a camera.  My encounters with the supermoon have been less lucky: beautiful moments of supermoon … Continue reading

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one more day

This leftover Halloween decoration captures exactly how I feel in these last hours before election day: the weather is still autumn-perfect, golden and beautiful, and I am stressed out to the point of being a bit goofy. What I am … Continue reading

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sketchbooks in the wild

(This is the first of a series of posts set in, or connected with, the great city of Chicago.) Did you ever wonder where sketchbooks come from?  For me, at least, they usually come from a major online dealer, arriving … Continue reading

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2 more tuesdays

Went to the County Administration Building today to pay the property taxes for World Headquarters. Saw this whiteboard in the lobby just inside the front door. Went downstairs to 102-A and behind this county-owned patriotic sign was a long line … Continue reading

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meet emerson

You saw one of his feet yesterday, and here is the rest of him.  This is Emerson. Emerson is a Galapagos tortoise, and he lives in a big sunny pen inside the glass house conservatory at the Toledo Zoo.  (He … Continue reading

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3 more tuesdays

This blog is non political, and will continue on that path.  I want it to be a safe place, a place where you can come every day to look at some art, read a bit of fiction or a poem,and/or … Continue reading

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skeleton rant

Halloween has gone a bit too far this year. Spiders do not have skeletons. A rat, yes, but not a spider. A spider has an exoskeleton. That means chitin (like fingernails or the shell on a shrimp) on the outside, … Continue reading

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