Category Archives: Culture (as best as we are able)

Clean up your own house, and be nice.

This past November I did a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  All in attendance during my time there (fourteen writers, nine visual artists, and three composers) agreed that President Trump was not the best candidate for … Continue reading

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Did You See That?

In a network of immediate communication and images, I find myself more often than not being reticent to share my latest meal or endeavors anywhere on the digital networks that are at our fingertips. I’ve just gotten back from traveling … Continue reading

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Samwise Gamgee

So over the past two months I have been chewing through the “Lord of the Rings” movies. As I was in the theater, I was struck (as I think many were) by the character of Samwise Gamgee.  In speaking about … Continue reading

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I bared my soul on OPB and all I got was this lousy mug.

To be honest it is with some reluctance that I say anything to you about this.  At least on my part, this was not tweeted or posted on facebook when it happened.  Somethings are done out of necessity, not because … Continue reading

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All The Feasting With No Fasting

It’s the Tuesday before lent.  Known to most as Mardi Gras or simply, a time to party.  The term Mardi Gras is French, coming from the terms:  Mardi=Tuesday; gras=fat, as in “pate de foie gras”, which is fatty liver paste.  … Continue reading

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Reims Cathedral at 800 (Happy Birthday)

The other teacher and I entered our hotel lobby in Reims after a late dinner.  The concierge behind the desk said in his best English, “What are you doing here?  You should be at the Cathedral!” In celebration of 800 … Continue reading

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So Sorry Chief Seattle

    (Info from Uncle John’s Biggest Ever Bathroom Reader- a book full of interesting surprises.  I’m serious!)

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