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Goodbye, 2017!

Another year - 2017 - will hit the history books in hours.   I asked myself:  What was my biggest eye-opening experience this year, one that made a significant change in my life and/or those of others? For me, that eye opener was what is now a five-month bout with dizziness, neck and shoulder pain.  They [...]

Goodbye, 2017! 2017-12-31T06:58:57+00:00

Do you see the blessings?

     Looking at this picture, you probably think, 'Who still does dishes this way?' or 'What???' Over the years, I've learned like one man's art is another's pornography, one's perception of drudgery is another's blessings. You may see another day of doing dishes...the never-ending progression of glasses, silverware and pans that begin to build [...]

Do you see the blessings? 2017-12-18T14:53:55+00:00

Realistic Expectations

Despite Pennsylvania's spring-like temperatures and 'April showers' that continue to water our lawns each week (and most days!), the official start of summer begins this week. A walk earlier this week on the Switchback Trail made me think otherwise when I took this picture.  No...not yet!!! Isn't it realistic to expect that the summer blooms [...]

Realistic Expectations 2017-06-20T04:46:21+00:00

Birds and Blooms

    For the past week, spring has shown signs of turning into summer.  I can see it through the geese and goslings in my yard.  These little ones are losing their yellow tint and beginning to get longer necks, a tell-tale sign of growth. This bloom blossomed on the east side of Jim Thorpe, displaying its full [...]

Birds and Blooms 2017-06-20T04:46:21+00:00

Memorial Day Parade on the Canal

     Yesterday's Memorial Day festivities began early-morning on the canal.  This gaggle of adult geese meandered its way up the canal, offering their own holiday parade. The only 'music' you could hear was the splashing of the water as it passed through the lock and an occasional comment from one of the geese. Over [...]

Memorial Day Parade on the Canal 2017-06-20T04:46:21+00:00