Category Archives: Color

Edgar Allen Poe and the Snow Angle

Clean Water Action activist braving -10F windchill to spread the word about toxic chemicals in children’s products. Last night, as the winter darkness froze into place and an arctic wind chilled the air to -10F, I settled down in front … Continue reading

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Orchid and Flame and the Anthropocene

Last year was drought and this Spring has been wet, overcast, and cool: for now the drought is a distant memory. Anthropocene I’ve been thinking about the new epoch we are living in, the Anthropocene. It is the first historical … Continue reading

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Comfort

Futzin Resting In Aunt Nikki’s Arms This Memorial Day weekend, I went to Fergus Falls to celebrate the birthday of another family member. This time it was Andrew who turned one year old. Drew has the nickname Futzin which was … Continue reading

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Desperadoes and a Pinata

Desperadoes, Cara and Friend On Saturday, I went to Wisconsin to spend time with Becky’s family. After all these years, I count them as my family too. The reason for my trip was the combined birthday party for Cara, age … Continue reading

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Lou and Spring

Color Coordinated Lou After a long winter with a color scheme based on white, grey, black, brown, and on a good day blue, the coming of spring is eagerly awaited. Spring brings a full spectrum of color for weary eyes. … Continue reading

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Enough, Already!

Winter refuses to surrender to Spring. Friday morning, April 19th, I awoke from a deep dreamless sleep. It had erased all  thoughts of the dramas of the previous days: Boston Marathon bombing and the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas. I … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Neighbor, Pete Sieger, clearing his drive way of nine inches of fresh snow. Yesterday was a snow day. Unlike in some other parts of the country where a snow day means closed schools and businesses, here in Minnesota it translates … Continue reading

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Rincon 38, Tapas with Style

Rincon 38’s, Cordon Bleu trained, Chef Hector Ruiz. Yesterday evening I had a hankering for tapas, those delicious morsels that can be eaten as appetizers or as a meal. Lucky for me, Rincon 38 had opened its doors for the … Continue reading

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Imagination

    Alan is totally absorbed in playing with Spencer the Engine,     one of the characters of Thomas the Tank Engine TV show. The Merrian-Webster Dictionary defines Imagination as: the act or power of forming a mental image of something … Continue reading

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Valentines Day

    Lovers at sunset, on the walls of the medieval city of Carcassone, France. Valentines Day is a concocted business holiday like Mothers Day and Fathers Day. Created to promote the sales of greeting cards, diamonds, and chocolate. Yet, despite … Continue reading

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