Lilacs out of the Dead Land

April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain. Those are the opening four lines of Eliot’s poem The Waste Land which you can read in full on the Poetry …

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The Border Crossing at Kingsgate, British Columbia

The first time I traveled out of the U.S. was in 1953. My family drove back to West Virginia to visit my grandma. We didn’t take a direct route though. Instead we drove across southern Ontario, from Sault Ste. Marie …

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A 1937 Nash Ambassador Badge and Grill

The Thomas B. Jeffrey Company started building cars in 1902. They had two models: the Jeffrey and the Rambler. In 1917, Charles W. Nash, who had just stepped down as head of General Motors, bought the company and renamed it …

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What a difference a day makes

Yesterday I wrote that today’s blog would be about the Keto Diet, but I have come to two major realizations. First, I am not a nutritionist, nor do I, personally, follow a keto diet. Therefore, I have no business writing …

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Trinity United Methodist Church, Colusa, California

In 1960, when Poppa turned down Bishop Phillips’ offer to move to Ogden, Utah, he transferred his membership to the California-Nevada Conference of the Methodist Church. With his new appointment, in June, 1960, we moved to Colusa, California. Poppa’s new …

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Jessic Fletcher's Cabot Cove--AKA Mendocino California

If it’s Friday, I must be talking about books.  Last week, I discussed the genre of gay romance, but this week, let’s get real.  My guilty pleasure, when it comes to reading, comes down to the genre known as Cozy …

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