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A Flaming Sword on the Front Lawn?

A person never knows what a normal day will bring on the Homestead. It could be a quiet day of gardening, pulling weeds, harvesting raspberries. It might even be revenue producing with sales of jewelry or photography from the website. But every once in a while something unusual happens like – oh, I don’t know – a Flaming Norse Sword shows up on the front lawn.

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Some Thoughts on Longevity

Watching this report on a woman reaching her 109th birthday got me thinking. Whenever someone gets up there in years they ask to what they attribute long life. In this case it was God and basketball. My favorite answer to this question, and sorry I can’t remember who first said it, maybe George Burns, was just not dying. Continue reading Some Thoughts on Longevity

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The Continuous Avalanche

My wife is a genius. But unlike many geniuses (geniusi?) she has wonderful people skills and most of the time doesn’t lack for common sense. She’s always thinking of new artistic projects, designs and new ways to arrange the house and yard. Me, however, I really don’t care for change in our lives. That’s probably typical of most couples. This dichotomy has caused me to come up with many nicknames for my wife, most of which should probably not be published on a website. But the one that best describes her is “Snowball”.

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A Trip to the Art Gallery

So a couple of months ago the wife tells me she’s entering a piece as a student in a college art show. I was excited because she hasn’t entered a show like that for a long time and everyone always loves her art projects. Last weekend we attended the show which was about forty miles away. I had seen the piece but I was looking forward to seeing the other people’s work that she had been telling me about. My inner art appreciator was very excited about the trip. I didn’t realize I needed to invite along my inner adventurer too. Continue reading A Trip to the Art Gallery