• Backyard fruits

    Usually a month or so after my blackberries ripen the fig tree starts producing. I checked on it this morning and they are starting to grow. I wait until they are dark purple.

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  • Mr. Gray

    In the late 1980s and early 90s when I attended College Park United Brethren Church in Huntington, Indiana, I admired the role of the ushers dressed in pinstripe sky blue suits who carried large wooden platters with brass rims and royal purple felted bottoms to collect the offering from the large congregation by walking down […]

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  • Cue the Code

    My inspiration for this came after reading Khürt’s post from 2015, Writing at 160 beats per minute. I started coding websites with Notepad on Windows XP Pro moved to Ubuntu 6.10+ for several years until moving to macOS when graphic design became a focus. I’ve used Atom, Coda, Coda 2, Nova, and Visual Studio Code […]

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  • Enough with the theatre!

    I like warm and quiet coffee shops where I don’t need to put in earbuds to soften the noise level that is causing me to be counter productive. I especially like coffee shops where younger generations mingle where the music is not so loud that I cannot hear my friend’s expressions. The coffee must be […]

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  • He is Risen!

    Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have […]

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  • Turning pages

    Here is a list of books that I’ve been reading within the last two years. I’m a slow reader. It takes me a while to pick up a book I’ve put down. I prefer a tangible book to pass on and electronic books for reference in written articles. Books I’m reading Gentle and Lowly: The […]

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  • A good read

    I’ve reduced my blog following to Jim Grey’s Down the Road blog and Khürt Williams’ Island in the Net blog. It’s so hard to find blogs with various similar interests to mine that also write consistently. I’m still following a few others but they haven’t written anything in a while. Do you have any blog […]

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  • 잘 가요, Sang

    One of my best friends from church, mentor, and “grandpa” will be dearly missed. Sang Lee walked into heaven on Friday afternoon, March 11. The day I heard about it, I was in shock. It pained my heart greatly. The next day, I burst out crying twice when I thought about him. We shared similar […]

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  • Dear friend…

    My friend, Jesus Christ the son of God, has plenty of time to meet and hear your needs and wants. He is overjoyed when you seek him out. You only need to call on him and no fancy prayer is required. Not only when times are tough for you but also when days are carefree. […]

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  • Hiking Badin Lake Trail in Uwharrie National Forest

    Last week I drove an hour and forty minutes north to Troy, North Carolina, to reach Uwharrie National Forest. Along the way, all on back roads, I saw many old barns and houses I could have stopped to photograph. A friend had just hiked a portion of the Badin Lake Trail in the last week, […]

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  • Exploring the great outdoors

    I went up to Boone to hike three miles over a mountain and around it. It was supposed to be a two and a half hour drive up but I somehow made good time and arrived in two hours. My friend and I just returned from having brisket and pulled pork for lunch at Pedalin’ […]

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  • Civil Air Patrol

    My dad, Neal, had served in the United States Army in 1959 as a mathematician for calculating the launch of missiles before computers were integrated. He was a brilliant math, chemistry, and computer teacher. He also had a private pilot’s license and would take off from corn fields in Michigan and a small airport in […]

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  • Flowers from the garden

    It’s 77°F outside and working in that heat made it feel like 80°F. I was sweating when I finished fixing the pickets on the deck. I walked about the garden while the sun beat down on my black cap.

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  • Walking down the driveway

    Finally getting out of the house this afternoon after working on a website redesign most of the day and going out early this morning on an errand. It’s another sunny breezy cloudy day. The wind is knocking the metal pipe chimes about.

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  • Spending the week outside

    My work has been slow coming in for a week or two and I’ve taken it as an opportunity to step outside and enjoy myself in the summer weather. To date, I’ve planted two Fashion Azaleas, two Trouper Azaleas, six Daylilies, three Lenten roses, five Knock Out red rose bushes, and three tubes of Gold […]

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  • Mud season

    It’s mud season in South Royalton, Vermont. I went outside to pick up two cold unsweetened reduced decaf black teas at R.B.’s Deli. It was 49F degrees with no wind chill. I like the texture contrast of the muddy snow mountains to the gray fog and heavy cloud cover.

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