Monthly Archive: June 2016

Jun
24

Glimpse of solace: Kathleen Buckland captures Oregon coast

Beached Kelp  © Kathleen Buckland, 2016

Thank goodness for Kathy Buckland! On a day when many are concerned about the Brexit vote, it is great to have the diversion of the beautiful natural world. Kathy recently traveled to the Oregon coast. Here are some of her photographs from that trip. Kathy is a frequent contributor to this site (thank-you, Kathy); you …

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Jun
19

The Almighty Dollar

Photo on 2016-06-18 at 16.30

I was raised a Catholic. I went to Catholic grade school and high school. But I am not really a Catholic now. I have trouble with organized religions, believing faith can be corrupted once it is institutionalized. I have some atheists in my family and I tend toward the rational myself. I look at my …

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Jun
11

Everyday is a gift

Morning shadows © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Everyday is a gift so says the plaque on the bathroom wall. Of course there should be a space between every and day. It is each and every day that is the present. But the everyday is a gift too, wrapped in plain paper addressed in Papermate blue, left at the doorstep, bound in time …

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Jun
06

Don’t kid yourself

Ellen Wade Beals  (from disk)

These days everyone seems to be talking about politics and the state of our world. Even conservatives and liberals concur that national politics are surreal to a certain extent. Similarly everyone in Illinois agrees that our lawmakers seem to be  a bunch of doofuses that can’t even get a budget worked out. And, look at …

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