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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MIND YOUR PEAS & QS

Supper’s ready. Help yourself to some phytonutrients. Polyphenol antioxidants. Including kaempferol, a cardioprotective flavonoid. Syringic acid which inhibits activity of an enzyme called alpha-glucosidase. Betalains. Reddish-purple betacyanin pigments. And yellowish betaxanthin pigments. Nine betacyanin pigments, in fact. Including betanin, isobetanin, betanidin, and isobetanidin. And a staggering 19 betaxanthin pigments. Including histamine-betaxanthin, alanine-betaxanthin, tyramine-betaxanthin. And 3-methoxytyramine-betaxanthin. […]

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FEED YOUR HEAD

School. The place to get an education. Especially at lunch time. We learn to barter and trade. Your ham-and-cheese for my tuna sandwich. I’ll take your apple if you’ll take my banana. We also learn to buy and sell. Give you a quarter for those cookies. I’ll take fifty cents for this piece of pie. […]

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SO VERY, VERY NEW

1…2. Buckle my shoe. The New Year is here. As of yesterday. One day. Come and gone. And we’re off. Into 2019. Whether you say “Two Thousand Nineteen.” Or “Twenty Nineteen.” It’s a fact. It’s here. New beginnings. A fresh start. Drop-kick 2018. And drop-kick is what the Punchersdid all season. Kicked every opponent to […]

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

’Twas the night after Christmas. And all through the house. Everyone slept. Even the mouse. The stockings that were hung Now lay on the floor. Santa’s gone. There’ll be no more. So many guests. So many laughs. So much food. Might have to fast. Paper and ribbons And boxes galore. TV on. What’s the score? […]

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