The Gift Of Gab

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world. – Ludwig Wittgenstein ‘Relax.’ This was the command a couple of weeks ago from my two year old niece to all those gathered around the fire pit. An order that she repeated more than a couple of times in the next couple of days.…
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Back In The Saddle Again

Little Green, he’s a non-conformer… – Joni Mitchell Time to get back on the writing horse, readers. Although you might not have known it, I took a hiatus from the blog to do some entertaining w/ family last week. Northern pike for breakfast. Hot dogs over a fire for dinner. S’mores around that same fire…
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Fireworks, A Parade And Used Books

You say you want a revolution – John Lennon Independence day, 2015 this weekend and luck would have it that I’ve been listening to the John Adams biography by David McCullough on CD. The 1776 narrative from the book is fresh in the mind, so a few factoids from it as we get set to…
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A Simple Twist Of Fate

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. – Bernard Williams Father’s Day, 2011. So appropriate that that was the day that I became a father again. I couldn’t have selected a better day for the adoption process to be completed. But this was an adoption of the four legged…
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A North Country State Of Mind

Got mashed potatoes…aint got no T-Bone – Neil Young My summer time routine up north these days? I’ve got to admit that I’m in the sweet spot right now when it comes to that from the morning wake up call. For example, I can’t remember the last time that I’ve been rained out of the…
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