Tag Archives: America

ARE YOU ACTIVE OR PASSIVE?

Passivity is a term best described as being a couch potato. The Oxford Dictionary describes it as, “acceptance of what happens, without active response or resistance.” Lately I’ve found myself going to the couch more often than I’ve ever done. … Continue reading

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SONSHINE

ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© Paul is taking his plein air painting group to a sunflower field to paint today.  One of my favorite flowers to paint – not only because of their beauty, glory and delicious color, but … Continue reading

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I MISS THE HUGS

It used to be that hugs were natural.  Now we must be careful not to send the wrong message.  Social distancing has made it impossible to show affection, to encourage or show concern with an embrace.  We’ should be conscious … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON THE CONGRESS

Today, I’ve decided to print some quotes about the American Congress – that noble group of elected officials who seem to have forgotten who they work for.  Not much has changed since the beginning of our independence. “Reader, suppose you … Continue reading

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IT’S SO SIMPLE

There is no doubt our world has gone mad.  We see one thing after another that shocks, disables and paralyzes us.  We could get wrapped up in the negativity.  We might go on a rampage and start sputtering words of … Continue reading

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NEVER SAY NEVER

You’re born into an ordinary life to people of little means.  You have barely gotten to know your mother’s face when she has been torn from you.  Your tiny body is given up by her in order to save you … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME

This post was written shortly after Memorial Day, 2020, beginning the summer of our discontent. The climate was right.  Summer heat had overtaken the city.  It was a holiday – a day of remembrance for those who had died defending … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS AMERICA

Freedom is a word being catapulted about like a ball of fire lately.  This being a day celebrating our independence from England will lack fireworks, but the celebration of our nation will not die.  For almost 250 years, this fledgling … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME – UPRISING

The climate was right.  Summer heat had overtaken the city.  It was a holiday – a day of remembrance for those who had died defending their fellow man. In one part of the city, a white man, hired to serve … Continue reading

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SATURDAY SOUND OFF

Saturday seems as good a day as any to rant.  I try not to do so, but it’s trending today, so I thought I’d get on the bandwagon.  What stage of grief are we in now?  What’s happening in our … Continue reading

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NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

We’re now in week two of social distancing and already ideas are flying on how to interact with each other.  It seems we are at our best when we have nothing to do.  So, creative juices are flying.  Minds are … Continue reading

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PLEASE, DON’T STEAL MY JOY!

Every mother who sees her first born child experiences a myriad of emotions.  For most of us the word “joy” comes to mind.  She counts fingers and toes, holds the baby close to her breast and experiences the ecstasy of … Continue reading

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WHERE IS LOVE?

As most of you know, I have always loved musical theatre.  Telling a story through music is much like the operas of old, but a dramatic telling of a favorite tale always seems to bring them to life for me. … Continue reading

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SHED BLOOD

This past few days have been filled with needless blood shed and death which serves no purpose other than to shock us and continue to numb us.  Whatever the source of discontent – if it be mental illness, hatred, brainwashing, … Continue reading

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REVOLTING MEN IN SHORT TIGHTS

I hope the title caught your attention.  This is a repost of one from July 3, 2018.  In preparation for the big celebration, it might be a good idea to take a look at this again.  Our nation is once … Continue reading

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STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

In Shakespeare’s play, “The Tempest,” the term “Strange bedfellows,” was coined in reference to a drunken jester, named Trinculo.  He was been shipwrecked on Prospero’s magic island.  He seeks shelter from the storm and comes upon the petrified body of Caliban.  … Continue reading

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INDIGINEOUS PEOPLE DAY

Well, even though I’m a day late and a dollar short, I have a few things to say about what used to be called, “Columbus Day.”  The day when we observed the exploration and discovery of a new land which … Continue reading

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A CITY IN ASHES

Our granddaughter was not yet born.  The grandsons were little boys, now young men, unaware of the tragedy that struck.  I remember pouring a cup of coffee and preparing to sit down and watch the news when it happened.  In the … Continue reading

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FRENZY IN THE CITY STREETS

The big parade on the fourth of July always included children. There were those who watched on the lawn chair laden sidewalks, or on the broad shoulders of someone taller. There were those who spent time decorated their bikes, tricycles, … Continue reading

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THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”    Plato I may regret writing this post.  I may say something that will be misinterpreted or come off as holier than thou.  I may appear pompous … Continue reading

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