Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Yard For All Seasons

“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to  begin with” L. Frank Baum “The Wonderful Wizard of … Continue reading

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Marriage Is

After 52 years of marriage, I think I may have finally stumbled on a subject that I actually  know a little bit about.  Not much, but a little.  Oh sure, I have written some tongue in cheek blogs about relationships, … Continue reading

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Rusted hulls neath salty fathoms Vanquished by a fickle sea Skeletons of yesterday Reminders of what used to be Once proud ships long since forgotten For years have laid beneath the tide Memories of their staid tradition Now forever locked … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

Well, I have finally arrived at a decision, or perhaps more accurately, a conclusion. When I first started this blog, I incorporated all my  verbal meanderings to include my attempts at poetry in Old-Mainer.  However, after a while, it appeared … Continue reading

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Do You Know Who I Am?

Originally posted on oldmainer:
I have long considered myself a student of the human character, and in many cases, that should be with a capital C.  The years have exposed me to  many personalities, traits, quirks, and philosophies.  I have…

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Dust rises from the rutted road. Cannon laden caissons rumble slowly forward. A red sun competes with the campfires glow. Weary troops break camp, joining the ranks of colleagues on the move. An enemy, unseen, lays…

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We Regret To Inform You

I sure didn’t see it coming.  It never even crossed my mind that it could happen to me.  But it did.  Today.  Delivered in a nondescript plain white envelope. I have been fired.  Fired!!!  Oh sure, they didn’t put it … Continue reading

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Beauty In The Rough

Every year, as soon as the first cool breezes of Spring tickle my nose, I revert to a more primal self, and once again begin my flirtation with nature.  I love color.  All colors.  That is why, over the last … Continue reading

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In The News

Most of my days start with a cup of coffee and the morning paper.  Here I get a chance to catch up with all the news that I have probably already heard on national TV.  This is not a bad … Continue reading

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Every Dog Should Own A Person

Originally posted on oldmainer:
I don’t know when I first realized that I was not in charge.  It wasn’t long after we brought home the first puppy.  She was so cute, so helpless.  As any proud new parents would do,…

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