Monthly Archives: March 2014

Persephone’s Homecoming

      The Vernal Equinox occurred at a few minutes before noon, my time, yesterday.       Astronomically, the equinox is that point in earth’s orbit around the Sun when the equatorial plane passes the center of the Sun. At that point, … Continue reading

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Words of the Prophets

     Sometimes I think the only things future archeologists will find of our culture are Styrofoam cups and fiberglass port-o-toilets. What better to represent us?      If they are fortunate, these archeologists might find a portable toilet bearing the texts … Continue reading

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Aloft, Alift, Aluft

     I took my kite out for its first flight of the season this afternoon. I took it to our usual place.      On the south edge of Blue Springs Cemetery a huge, grassy field slopes down to Highway 40. … Continue reading

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A Front Sweeps Through Lovingston

I hear ghost cannon In the valley beyond the ridge And wonder if Stonewall’s Brigade Has risen from their several graves And begun to lay barrage Of shells beneath the walnut trees. It echoes between Blue Ridge hills Cascading off … Continue reading

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Wishing on Stars

The sky was jet. Away from city lights a billion twinkling pin-prick effervesced the firmament—a glimpse at earlier days in the universe. A cricket chorus announces the temperature to those in the know. An owl sounds in the distance. Lying … Continue reading

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Hare Today; Gone Tomorrow

     My Grampa sure loved him some rabbit.      I got to thinking about this as I wrote an earlier essay about squirrels. In that I wrote that I don’t eat rodents, then thought of two instances I had dined … Continue reading

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The Fruit of Knowledge

  So, during the unlikely circumstance of watching a television commercial I experienced something of an epiphany.   Okay. Perhaps epiphany is too strong a word. “Came to terms with something” may be more accurate.   My attraction to the … Continue reading

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