before the storm before the calm before the storm before

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More, from CHUANG TSU / Inner Chapters (trans. By Feng & English)   Confucius said:  Men cannot see their reflection in running water but only in still water.  Only that which is still in itself can still the seekers of … Continue reading

There is only so much

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Energy one has in a day?  Sometimes I use up > 100% of what I’m allocated.  So that’s why phat eeg setssin. ¿There is only so much?  Sometimes there ain’t e-nuff.  Not infrequently we may have too much of whatever:  … Continue reading

Not-So-Color(ful)-Wednesday

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Betty & I (& dawgz.  ‘n  bikes) drove up Land’s End Road middull of last week.  Our somewhat over-due autumnal fall-colours “Color Sunday” sojourn.  Colorful, none-the-less. All photos by Betty!  None are “enhanced”! Amazing thing is, to get to the … Continue reading

Between things. And not in-between anything

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Below, not easy to discern, but an ARCH a few miles west of Glade Park. A way a lone a last a loved a long the Riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay (the … Continue reading

A LONG WAY TO GO — only to find out that the Alamo doesn’t have a basement

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(with a BIG nod to “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”) “Of course you realize that the Alamo doesn’t have a basement,” said Walldough-the-Magnificent.  Well, he didn’t exactly SAY that, but I could tell.  Radiant as he often is, veritably emanating transcendence … Continue reading

Mantis-Excluder Device for Hummingbird Feeders

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and other mixcellaneousnesses ~ Below: recently we drove by the (allegedly WW2-era secret) Silos of Mysteriousness, in Glade Park (Colorawdough).  Our pixure don’t do them justice — constructed of concrete, these are relatively HUGE — 50 yards or so in length. … Continue reading

72-Hours of Extreme Trauma, and the $400 bottle of tequila

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  Below, me and an acquaintance, before my 72-hour mind-melting ordeal ~ I’ve recently experienced (endured) the most traumatic 72-hour span of time I can right off-hand remember.  Granted, my me(s)mory ain’t what it used to be, in fact, it might … Continue reading

Nesting Kestrels, Invasion of Snails, Bruce violates No Parking

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Yeah, apology, I posted this picture previously.  It is one of the parents to a nest of baby American Kestrels in a tree by our house.  Full moon and hawklet chick ~   Below, puppy Jake at 5 months.  This a.m. … Continue reading

LIVVEN’ DA DREEM (?)

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 LIVVIN’ DA DREEM ?  It’s been two months + now since I have, allegedly, so it appears, going-thru-the-motions, “retired.” A neighbor walked by recently, commenting, favorably, on how goes my “vacation.”  I told him that I did not in any … Continue reading

JOSè CUATRO-PERROS WRITHES AGAIN !

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This morning I signed in to register for a trail race — the MMS Desert 5-mile Water-Tower Run. Who would I be? i briefly puzzled … my real name?  one of the usual aliases? and then, glancing back at the … Continue reading