Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan
31

Saying thanks to Ernie Banks, #14 forever

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I went down to Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue and Chestnut to say good-bye to Ernie Banks. I am so glad I did. After I viewed the casket and we went to the pews, I said my thanks to him. It is odd to me that pictures are taken at a church, of a …

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Jan
28

Death of a legend, contributor news, new call for submissions

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Hey there sports fans.  If you are into baseball, I‘ve got to think you’re mourning the death of the great Ernie Banks, #14. His face as a rookie ballplayer, which graced the front pages of the papers in Chicago, is something to behold: there’s a purity there not seen often. It shines through. Beautiful. It …

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Jan
16

Glimpse of solace: kitchen photography

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There’s a video circulating on how to make a kaleidoscope effect with a dish of milk, food coloring, and dish soap.  I had to try it, and when my attempts did not match the video exactly, I had to experiment.  I posted one of these photos on FB and it got a good response, which …

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Jan
12

The first dozen: Don’t believe everything you think

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It’s already the 12th so I guess I have to admit the holidays are over. The Epiphany has come and gone, I’ve eaten the last of the Christmas caramels, and this past weekend was the Wade get-together (there were 71 of us, spanning in age from 1 to 78 years). I still have some returns …

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