Category Archives: America

RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH

Originally posted 11/22/16 ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Alan Seeger was an American poet who lived and fought as a French Foreign Legion soldier during World War One.  Being witness to many of his friends dying … Continue reading

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THE DAY BEFORE

It was a wonderful time to be alive.  Americans were living in a self-proclaimed “Camelot” with a charismatic leader and his lovely wife.  All was well with the world. On this day in history the President of the United States … Continue reading

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DAYS OF YORE

PHOTO OF ME CIRCA 1944We all like to remember the pleasant things from our past. I think every generation believes that the “good old days” were the times they were growing up and young adults.  George Washington undoubtedly preferred remembering the … Continue reading

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LET’S HONOR OUR VETERANS

I’m a little late getting my post out today, since I’m getting our house ready for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.  I know it’s early, but I happen to have grown up in Wisconsin and married a Wisconsin hunter.  We sired a … Continue reading

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THE BEGINNING OF BIRTH PAINS

It sometimes seems that every day brings another story of man’s inhumanity towards man.  There is the noise of violence in every corner of our country.  Dissatisfied and enraged voices scream for change.  People are divided in their opinions, their … Continue reading

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CAMELOT

“Like the Arthurian years at Camelot, the Sixties constituted a breakthrough, a fleeting moment of glory, a time when a significant little chunk of humanity briefly realised its moral potential and flirted with its neurological destiny, a collective spiritual awakening … Continue reading

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THROUGH THE DARKEST VALLEY

A couple years ago, on our way to Bible study, we took our regular route over the river through the north side of town.  The trees dipped in the light of a falling sun.  Silver rimmed clouds floated lazily in … Continue reading

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HAPPY WHATEVER DAY!

Today my calendar says that it’s Columbus Day.  In my liberal state of Minnesota, the name of the day has been changed to Indigenous People’s Day?  North of our border, my Canadian friends are celebrating Thanksgiving Day.  I won’t challenge any … Continue reading

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CHAIN OF EVENTS

Ripple effects of every day, can change or drive us down, The way to find contentment is in every perfect sound, The breath of the wind entwines you, the grip of hate hangs tight, No matter how you battle it, it’s right … Continue reading

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CONSISTENCY

The air chokes with death and the smells of it. Deep in the bowels of the earth, the demons dance for joy, Hatred, twisted minds, overtly wounded souls disperse the winds of time, Life is snuffed out like a waning … Continue reading

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