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The Leaning Tower of Too Many Books to Read? So many, as a matter of fact, that they caused our house to tilt to one side. Some day, when yours truly has more time on his hands, all of these books will be read. One, oops, make that two, of the books in this stack are signed by the authors.
The cats and I have been spending some special time together this week. The four of us look forward to such occasions... Lately, I’ve been making my way through “Grant,” a biography written by author Ron Chernow. The author also has written a biography of George Washington and another fellow named...
Yours truly truly was happy to see Chuck wandering around last week. At least when the picture was taken, he was far away from a road.
The goal on Monday was pretty simple. Drive home for lunch. Eat lunch. Drive back to The Paragraph Factory. Do not, as in absolutely do not, run over any cute, furry rodents. Goal achieved. Thank goodness. That didn’t keep Chuck from glaring at me. I am sure that he was glaring at me. Chuck was out...
A young fox did not seem to be bothered at all by a nosy photographer who kept taking his (her?) picture.
Once again this week, we’ll offer a little bit of this, and a little bit of that... ...mainly ‘cause your writer was having trouble coming up with something exciting for this week... ...speaking of your writer (that would be me), he paid a very rare visit to a yard sale last Saturday morning...to...
Nope...black and white simply does not do it justice. This picture of the world around Lingle Creek was taken one day last week. If you are so inclined, you can see a color version of the image by heading to our online version of the paper. Otherwise, use your imagination a bit.
This week is about ghosts (or maybe just some special memories), using your imagination and pondering a few changes which are happening at The Paragraph Factory. One morning last week, just because, yours truly decided to take a bit of a road trip, all the way to the Old Cape Road.  For those who...
Aren’t they cute? And, just why are little baby gooses called goslings? Seems like one baby goose could be a goosling. And a bunch of baby gooses could be gooslings. Or, at least, geeslings.
In the beginning... I typed the words. Paused. Waited. Hoping for divine inspiration.  A couple of things occurred to me. First, the words had already been used. Long ago. Long, long, long ago. Don’t want to be accused of plagiarism. In this case, the consequences could be eternal. Second, I was...
Mystery pic: While motoring home last Friday, I happened to spot a flock of birds way, way up high in the sky. Please read this to see more about whatever these creatures might have been. Maybe.
This week is for the birds. Really. Well, not really. It’s more about the birds, instead of for the birds. The photographs which accompany this week’s column were taken during various walkabout adventures involving yours truly. All of the pics were taken during the last couple of weeks. We’re...
Rain, rain, go away...at least for long enough that a guy can get in a walk. Smart people would have stayed inside, where it was warm and dry.
This week...some sage advice from somebody who's been around the block once or twice... ...really. I go around the block once or twice for my daily walkabouts. First bit of advice...if you decide to go for a walk when it's raining, you are going to get wet... One evening last week, while The Other...
A simple black and white picture simply does not do justice to some of the forces of nature which were at work one afternoon last week in Union County.
Amazing. At the time this was being started last Friday morning, Mother Nature was sharing a little bit of sunshine with us. Seemed like the last time we had seen the light of the sun might have been sometime last October. Then again, the forecast was calling for the return of clouds...and rain......
A rarely seen goose with no head was spotted during February at a local farm pond in Union County. The pond also is home to every large fish that has ever been caught, or will be caught, in the county. The goose may have escaped from a flock belonging to the Headless Horseman.
April Fool's Day is nigh, the scribe thought, with a sigh, time to come up with something silly, maybe even wry. As last week showed, and a whole bunch of others, too, sometimes being creative is more than yours truly can do. While wandering through a parking lot one evening last week, a fellow...
How does he (she?) do that? A goose seemed quite content to stand around on one leg, even though the pose seemed to defy the laws of science, or physics, or something...there's probably a logical explanation...the goose, by the way, hissed at me...and hissed again...and again...
This week, once again, we're going to have a little bit of this, and a little bit of that... ...that's mainly 'cause sometimes, when your scribe sits down at the keyboard to create a masterpiece, there's just not much going on between the brain and the fingers...it's kind of like creativity decided...

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