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A View from the Road

Motown!   Driving through the streets of Detroit, Michigan, Motor Town (Motown), demands that the radio be a bit louder than normal, and that the music be from Motown’s library of hits that accompanied, at least for me, my childhood. An entirely unassuming building, but talk about a View from the Road, that makes one…

Holiday’s

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur “Le shanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim,” Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 9th and ends at nightfall on September 11, in 2018. The New Year is ushered in according to Leviticus 23, with the sounding of the Shophar, calling Jews to seek God’s forgiveness, reflecting on…

From the Editor

A Mop by any Other Name Did you know there was such a thing as a Cuban mop? Well there is and it is fabulous. The T shaped mop is two pieces of wood that you wrap a rag around, to mop the floor; once you are done, you simple throw the rag in the…

Free this Month

National Public Lands Day And Smithsonian Free Museum Day I love September for many reasons, it is the start of a favorite time of year, and it is also the month when we are presented with two wonderful opportunities to explore for free – and you know how much I love free! This year Free…

In the Wild!

The Sandpiper   They are tiny and scurry quickly along the sand, not much interested in posing for a picture or what morsel someone may offer them; I like that about sandpipers, they are not there for our entertainment. Yet, somehow these ubiquitous creatures certainly do manage to still my soul, at least for a…

Guest Author

Words of Children It was an unseasonably cool but sunny Saturday morning in early May; still a few hours from midday. I’d just run to Ace Hardware for some knickknack or another for whatever projects were on my workbench in various stages of completion. The great thing about the Ace Hardware by my house is…

From the Editor

Our Collective Dream, Or Lack Thereof “. . . We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies…

In the Wild!

A Frog Taking Refuge Behind the Flag   I opened the garage door, and found this little fellow taking refuge, behind the flag. I know it is silly, but looking at what I could see of his face, I quickly assigned the poor guy human emotions, deciding that he was frightened and shocked, and that…

In Nature

Scattered Shells     There is little In Nature that compares to a walk on the beach. Regardless of what ails you or where you need to be, if you find a patch of sand, sitting next to the sea, step away from your world and enter paradise.     If you happen to stroll…

Public Square

The James Thurber House     “Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” ~ James Thurber ~ An Adventures Daydreamer Did you know that Mittyesque is a word? The word is derived from one of James Thurber’s most well-known shorty stories, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,…