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Right outside the city, stands a house that’s very old,Built to fight off danger and the bitter, wintry, cold,Each brick was placed precisely upon the cornerstone,The mortar held them tightly, through winds so swiftly blown. This house was built so … Continue reading

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ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER This poem was written during the middle of a long winter.  During a time when things seem hopeless it’s good to know that tomorrow will come and we will go on with … Continue reading

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A ghost light in theatre terms, refers to a light that remains on when the theatre is empty. For those who have been affected greatly by the COVID19 pandemic, this traditional light has remained lit for far too long and … Continue reading

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When the skies are brighter canary yellow I forget ev’ry cloud I’ve ever seen, So they called me a cockeyed optimist Immature and incurably green. I hear the human race Is fallin’ on its face And hasn’t very far to … Continue reading

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A writer knows that every story consists of a beginning, a middle and an end.  There’s conflict throughout as the protagonist tries to overcome the antagonist to reach his goal.  In the midst of the story are various characters, who … Continue reading

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Spring is supposedly here, but Minnesota doesn’t realize that.  We’re in the midst of another snow event today with expected snow fall of 7-10 inches.  I am trying to remain positive and think happy spring thoughts.  I know this won’t … Continue reading

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“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill We’re all guilty of living in the past.  Our memories can hold us tightly – either positively or negatively.  Former sins can come back … Continue reading

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Soon it will be time to get out the fireworks, set your lawn chair alongside the road and wait for the parade to pass by, to cheer and celebrate, but how many of us really know the reason we’re so … Continue reading

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ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Only a short time ago, the ground was frozen and covered with a blanket of snow, Now an early summer sun beats ferociously down on our landscape, Humidity fills the … Continue reading

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There are times when Maxine has wisdom beyond her years.  Good heavens, did I really say that?  I must be about the same age so I guess I’m allowed to express my opinion occasionally.  Lately I’ve found myself sitting down … Continue reading

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  Yesterday I talked about how important it is for kids today to know they have value.  The same is true for us old fogeys.  I think we forget that somewhere in middle age, because we’re so busy building a … Continue reading

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When we think of Labor Day, we tend to look at it as an American holiday. Actually it was first instituted by Canada after many labor disputes over 12 hour work days. Like our neighbors to the north, the U.S. … Continue reading

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  You’ve worked hard all your life and it’s time to retire.  By today’s standards, we have not yet reached old age at 65.  Many folks are just finding out who they are at that point in life.  With all the improvements in health … Continue reading

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Funny Friday

This has been a week of disturbing news. It’s time for a little humor. I believe a good belly laugh can do wonders for a sagging spirit. We can’t let all this gloom and doom drag us down. My life … Continue reading

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City Sounds

 I listen to the sounds – the crashing of the large containers as they are transferred to waiting freight trains. The rat- a- tat of the nail gun as a new roof is installed. The gentle breeze wafting its way … Continue reading

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“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus.”  Ralph … Continue reading

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