IT’S A MIRACLE

December 12. Just another day. But also somebody’s birthday. Gustave Flaubert. Edvard Munch. Edward G. Robinson. Frank Sinatra. Bob Barker. Remember him? (The Price Is Right!) Connie Francis. (Where the Boys Are…) Dionne Warwick. Cathy Rigby. Cathy who? It’s also the date many have died. Douglas Fairbanks. Winston Churchill’s wife, Clementine. A formidable person in […]

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THINK GLOBAL, SHOP LOCAL

All aboard! Last month before 2019. All hands on deck. Stow your carry-on under your seat. Hang on to your hats. Hold tight the reins. We’re off and running. December is our final stop. Destination:  the New Year. And December is here. With it comes turquoise. And narcissus. The official birthstone. And flower. So away […]

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KNOCK, KNOCK. WHO’S THERE?

Know. Knew. Knowledge. Knit. Knot. Knead. Knife. Knee. Words with a silent “k.” As though they start with “N.” But it wasn’t always that-a-way. So says the Smithsonianmagazine. The “k” lived well into the 15thCentury. And was spoken as such. Who k-new? And even prevailed in northern England and Scotland through the 19thCentury. No kidding. […]

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THIS & THAT

Cold. Wait for it. Hot. And so it goes. Sweater. Jacket. Hat. Flip the switch. A/C. T-shirt. Cap. Speaking of T-shirts and caps. You can get them monogrammed at Beaty’s Embroidery & Signs. And Mason Monograms & More. And T-shirts printed too. They’re right across the street from each other on Hwy 87 north. Near the […]

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SAY WHAT?

To quote or not to quote. “To err is human; To forgive, divine.” [Alexander Pope, poet] “Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.” [John Keats, poet] “There is no remedy for love But to love more.” [Henry David Thoreau] “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” [Abraham Lincoln] […]

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WHAT’S THE BEEF?

Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Or supper. Or lunch. Maybe even breakfast. Where’s the beef? All over town. Beef. From Old French “boef.” According to trusty Webster. Beef is a full-grown ox, cow, bull, or steer. Especially one bred and fattened for meat. One can also beef up a football team. Go Punchers! Or have a […]

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