Category Archives: America

HALLOWEEN IN MY HOME TOWN

Since I live in the Halloween Capitol of the World, I’m required to celebrate this day.  I’m not a believer in ghosts and goblins, even though the city of Anoka is known to have several of them residing within some … Continue reading

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I HAVEN’T GOT A CLUE!

There are days like that, when I simply don’t have a clue.  I don’t understand why the world is rotating the way it is.  I can’t begin to understand the workings of our nation’s leadership and Washington, DC is just … Continue reading

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LIKE SANDS THROUGH THE HOUR GLASS

Deja vous all over again. As I happened to be scrolling through the smart TV to find some interesting entertainment to fill my empty mind, I happened upon an old favorite of mine. It was the continuing soap opera I … Continue reading

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WORDS OF TRUTH

  Aslan says, “though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know.  Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time.  But if she could have looked a little further … Continue reading

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I DON’T NEED INFLATION

During most of my 79 years, I have been fighting inflation. I dont need it anymore, nor do I want it. Begone with thee, inflation!. I’ve seen my body mass go up and down more than the economy and in … Continue reading

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STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF!

The artist/author, Don Freeman was best known for his children’s literature. Most youngsters and their parents have heard of “Corduroy,” the little red bear.  He died in 1978, so had no clue about what the United States would become in … Continue reading

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TIME TO WASH THE WINDOWS

Having two very creative minds living under one roof isn’t always a good thing. We also have way too much time on our hands, because we’re “retired” I do all my writing on the dining room table which looks out … Continue reading

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RESISTANCE

As indicated in the above cartoons, you can see the word “resistance,” means more than just one thing.  There’s the kind of resistance we have to change, that pulls at us and causes us to become squeamish.  There’s the resistance … Continue reading

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OUR ANNIVERSARY

Yesterday, Paul and I celebrated our 57th anniversary.  Add to that the eight years we knew each other prior to our wedding day and you have a lifetime of memories.  We decided to take a drive because the autumn colors … Continue reading

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LIVING WITHIN A BUBBLE

  Do you ever feel like you’re living in a bubble – a vacuum – and encased shelter that was designed to keep all the evil from ever getting to you? Over the past couple years, we’ve been forced into … Continue reading

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THE BEGINNING OF STAND UP COMEDY

Will Rogers started his career in the great outdoors.  He was part of several western shows designed to lure people to the unsettled country.  He went on to do vaudeville and stage performance along with some film acting in the … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE NEW NORMAL?

“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” Morticia Addams I live in a small town in Minnesota.  It was one of the first towns settled here, because it was located on The … Continue reading

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20 YEARS AGO

After 9/11 every American had a sense of fear as part of their very being. In a way the terrorists had been successful because the peace we knew in this country was now disrupted and corrupted. For many months after, … Continue reading

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TWO SIDES TO HUMANITY

Today is a day of remembrance of a horrific act by terrorists on the United States some twenty years ago. When we remember this day, it’s almost always filled with images of the twin towers on fire – people jumping … Continue reading

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WASHED FROM OUR MINDS

Hidden in the ashes, trampled by the steel,Lay the sons and daughters of that day,In the years that follow, our hearts may never heal,We mourn their loss – We try to deal – We turn to God and pray. Freedom … Continue reading

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LED LIKE SHEEP

I’ve often voiced my opinion about the news media and how it’s changed over the years. Gone are the days of Edward R. Murrow, David Brinkley and Walter Cronkite. Who even remembers Paul Harvey? He was the one who put … Continue reading

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DOES NECESSITY LEAD TO INVENTION?

I wonder how Thomas Edison would’ve felt, had he given up just at the brink of discovery.  I wonder if Alexander Graham Bell ever dreamed that his telephone would some day lead to instant communication to anywhere in the world.  … Continue reading

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PUTTING WHITE CLOTHES AWAY

Some of our young women have never heard about this rule of fashion. In the early 1900s, women were going through a lot of radical changes. They gained the right to vote. They became aware that they could do more … Continue reading

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THE BATTLE BELONGS TO THE LORD

1 Samuel 17:47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” As our world … Continue reading

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THE FRONTIER ARTIST

The man in the picture is my husband, Paul.  You’ve seen much of his art on my site,, along with my poetry.  Not only is he an accomplished artist and sculptor, he’s a teacher, a naturalist, a business man, an … Continue reading

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