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Observations

CONVERSATION

Here are some examples of different levels of conversation: Communication: “I went for a walk on the beach” Small Talk: “They are already seeing humpbacked whales in Lahaina” Conversation: “I can’t wait to see my first whale breach this year.” Opinion: ” I think thrillcraft should be illegal during calving season.” Discussion: “What would happen […]

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Politics

FAITH-BASED IMPERIALISM

In case you’re wondering what kind of man is fighting for our McFreedoms. . . This story, from today’s New York Times Magazine, came from Bob Harris by way of Bob Armantrout. The excerpt below represents about 15% of the piece and is understandably slanted towards my point of view. I highly recommend reading the […]

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Our Life

Farmhouses We Have Known . . .

This is a watercolor created outside on the porch at the farmhouse we lived at on Highway 402, East of Loveland, Colorado. I learned that watercolor, when done outside in a dry climate, is a crisp and controlled affair

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Our Life

PLASTIC FARM ANIMALS

Plastic Farm Animals – what a strange name. It must mean something… Is it about plastic, farms, animals or all three? To tell the truth it is about two little girls playing treasure hunt. The younger of these pretty little girls, Amy, had written a series of notes for her older sister, Emily, to use […]