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A Day in the Life: Today’s ‘Pet’ Peeve

I’ve never been a particularly vocal pet lover, although I’ve always had dogs or cats or both, or other pets. They have been part of our family, whether growing up as a child, or as an adult with my own … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: First World Problem

For the entire summer (actually since May 27), until yesterday, the central air in my house was deader than a doornail. As the temperatures soared into the 90s with humidity in the 75%-90% range, I made do by running the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Midwestern Summers

Flying along in my Saab rocket over the back highways of the Midwestern countryside the other day reminded me exactly why I couldn’t wait to return here after a year in the Arizona desert back in the mid-’70s. The lush, … Continue reading

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Sensory Overload

Digital collage © Penguin4peace. All rights reserved. Desert heat, blazing inferno incinerates. Surely this is hell. Cool green underfoot. Blades of grass wave in the breeze. Hallucinating. Everyone talking, Music, TV blaring. Chaos. Relentless assault. No escape from noise. Constant … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Street Sweepers and Pincushions

Summer is near. The street sweepers are out this morning. After enduring a particularly harsh winter, during which I was housebound for two months, I vowed that I would not complain about the summer heat when it arrives. I forgot … Continue reading

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