RISE UP

  Easter. Sunday. Always. Always Sunday. Resurrection. Salvation. End of Lent. Forty days of fasting. And period of reflection. Christ crucified Friday. Risen from the dead Sunday. Christians started celebrating Easter with a feast around 33 A.D. Flowers are also a big part of Easter. Symbolizing rebirth. Lilies, daffodils. Red tulips. For Christ’s blood. Easter. […]

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KEEP IN TOUCH

Blah blah blah. Yak yak yak. Yada yada yada. Etcetera etcetera. You know what I mean? I mean, you know? And like, it was really like, real. Like, really. Like, you know? Really? And so forth. And so on. Anyway… That’s the way of it. We fill in silence with language. Sounds. Words. Constantly adding […]

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BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY

  Collapse. Collision/Upset. Explosion. Falling Object. Fire. Flood. Freezing. Glass Breakage. Hail. Hurricane. Land Vehicle. [As opposed to Space Vehicle?] Lightning. Smoke. Theft. Vandalism/Malicious Mischief. Water. Weight of Ice, Snow or Sleet. Wind-Driven Rain. Windstorm. That’s the official list of insured events. Some of it right here in our own back 40. Ask Hofmann Insurance […]

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TO BLOOM OR NOT TO BLOOM

  Texas redbud. Ringing in Spring. They’re out there. And Spring is officially here. If you ever plan to motor west. Take the highway that’ll show you the best. Take Texas State Highway 29. Go west, young man or woman. A glorious one awaits you near the county line. From there to Menard it just […]

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REJOICE

Bringing in the sheaves, Bringing in the sheaves. We shall come rejoicing, Bringing in the sheaves. One of the most popular hymns for Protestant Christians. Inspired by Psalm 126:6. Written in 1874. With a wide range of renditions. From Frank Zappa. To characters on “The Simpsons.” To Granny on “Beverly Hillbillies.” We shall come rejoicing, […]

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GREEN IS GOOD

  St. Patrick’s Day. Coming up this coming Sunday. Hooray, hooray. Callooh! Callay! They chortle in their joy. And drink green beer. Wear green clothes. Green being associated with St. Patrick. Due to the shamrock. He supposedly used the three-leaved plant to explain the Holy Trinity to pre-Christian Irish. See, St. Patrick was actually British. […]

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LET’S POLKA

  Polka dots. Something to think about. Maybe it’s this cold, gray weather. Polka dots are cheerful by nature. Like blowing bubbles. Even if they’re black and white. Polka-dotted blouse. Polka-dotted pillowcases. Polka dots on paper plates. Party time. Birthday cakes with polka dots. Writing stationary. Wrapping paper. Pajamas. Baby clothes. Bathing suits. (Some might […]

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