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This may be how some of us feel about the way the year 2020 has unfolded...
OK folks...is anybody, as in anybody, out there disappointed to see the squirrely year 2020 coming to an end?  I’m guessing that if you are one of those folks, you just might see the glass as more than half full...and overflowing... Meanwhile... ...so many things to ponder...and so little space...
June 2
Can you believe it? When it comes to the year 2020, we’re down to this week...and next week. I’m guessing that it’s pretty safe to say that not many people will be disappointed to say farewell to this year... In keeping with a tradition which began several years ago, this week we’re sharing some of...
A while back, I hinted that you might have seen the last photograph of a turtle for 2020. Forgive me. Can’t help myself. Especially if I see one of the cold-blooded critters on the 10th day of December. Just did not seem right. Then again, not much of anything about 2020 has seemed right. Right?
PART 1 At the time this was started, my laptop informed me that it was 3:19 PM...then 3:20 PM...time flies, I suppose... Whatever the time happened to be, I happened to be sitting outside...on the stoop of the porch which wraps around the front of our house... ...oops...excuse me just a moment......
On the mooove...a cow and some Canada geese walked into a field...no joke...they really did...we saw them last Sunday afternoon...
Sometimes, the best laid plans...well, you know the story...and, after all, it is 2020... The Other Half and yours truly went on another Pandemic Date last Sunday afternoon. We hadn’t been able to do that for a couple of weeks. But the sun was shining, we’d both had a nap...the timing seemed good....
This is the “majestic” tree mentioned in the accompanying word salad. If memory serves me correctly, and there is no guarantee of that, it’s an oak tree...
Before we get started, just wanted to mention that we heard over the weekend that a cat will be coming to the White House in 2021... My first thought: oh, great, now cats everywhere will be even more insufferable than they already are... Also learned over the weekend that President Abraham Lincoln...
No...this is not Bob... Bob is one of our cats. This is not a cat. It’s a possum...and it was right there...on our front porch.
“...writing for a living can feel like a cold, dreary, morale-sucking march to the unemployment office.” Those are actual words from actual article about writing, and journalism, which appeared on the website for the magazine Vanity Fair. For whatever it’s worth, even after many years of trying to...
A tiny fossil coral (too bad it wasn't a clam) fell off a slab of rock which yours truly received in a box of rocks last week. The quarter did not come in the box of rocks.
Let’s start this week with a really important question in the form of the following headline: Should you upgrade to PlayStation 5? This really important question was asked in a daily news publication which arrives in our mailbox on a fairly regular basis. Can’t be sure that we’ll get today’s...
At water’s edge...sort of...some water near Kaolin Road, between Anna and Cobden, made for a somewhat dramatic photo...with a little bit of help from the camera angle.
Nope. Was not ready for it to be dark at 5 o’clock last Sunday evening. Then again, there really wasn’t much to do about it.  Daylight saving time came to an end during the wee hours of Sunday morning. Guess that kind of brought an “unofficial” end to summer, which had officially ended back in...
During the final days of the 2020 election campaign, Halloween Party candidate Jack O’Lantern paid a visit to Union County. The candidate revived an old-time campaign tradition by making a stump speech. He spoke on an actual tree stump. The candidate said that he has not been spooked by the ongoing pandemic. While admitting to engaging in a few campaign tricks and possibly weaving a web of deceit, Mr. O’Lantern also promised a bag full of treats for good boys and ghouls. The sounds of “Monster Mash” filled
Trick-or-treat.  Yup. Halloween is right around the corner. The calendar on the wall right in front of me shows that Saturday is the Big Day. And there will be a full moon, too. That should make things exciting. Normally, The Other Half and yours truly would be making plans for Halloween. We would...
One of my favorite photographs from our visits to the Fort Massac Encampment. The image was captured at the 2015 encampment...and was used on the cover of a tourism publication which we create here at the paper.
So, the plan was, on the morning of the third Saturday in October, we would get in the car, motor to Metropolis, and spend part of our day at the Fort Massac Encampment. The plan might have flashed through my simple little mind months and months and months ago... ...of course, my plan did not take...

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