Nasty, But Necessary: picking up poop, paying taxes

“The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”
Winston Churchill (November, 1936)

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Delicious Incongruity: fine dining in a mini mart

Mini marts and fine dining don’t typically coexist in the same building. They do in Pocatello, Idaho. My typical mini mart meal consists of Cheetos and Diet Coke. Don’t tell anyone, but for road food they aren’t bad choices. I would never have dreamed there could be more. Tonight, in Pocatello for a few days […]

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One Day There Were Cherries

We have two cherry trees out back, one slightly more tart than the other. It produces a week before its northern brother. About two weeks ago I noticed Tree One was loaded and ripe. Because its fruit is not as tasty, I put off picking. And then I noticed its fruit was gone. Tree Two […]

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Morning Mind Ramble: why do birds sing?

“All there is to thinking is [hearing] something noticeable which makes you [hear] something you weren’t noticing which makes you [hear] something that isn’t even [audible].” Norman Maclean I follow my mind around like a little animal. This morning was no exception. The Professor and I wake up early – too early – around 4 […]

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