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Deconstructing The Raven

One hundred and seventy years ago today, a moody writer published an iconic work. That writer was Edgar Allan Poe and the famous bit he crafted was The Raven. What I like about Edgar Allan Poe is his use of … Continue reading

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Serendipity

Origins~ There are so many things in our lives that we take for granted. Simple things like spoons and combs and toilet paper weren’t around when early man left the savannahs of Africa for parts unknown. Those things had to … Continue reading

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Nothing is better for thee

I took a break from writing midday yesterday and did a little light web surfing while I had lunch. Too late I discovered I missed International Kiss a Ginger Day on Monday. I laughed when I saw the event was … Continue reading

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Mackerel Scales & Mares’ Tails

I’ve just finished walking the terrier. Oh how this little clown loves snow. How fun to sniff out mouse trails below the surface. The sun isn’t fully up yet so I got to see something magical. Here in the upper … Continue reading

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Screamers, Maulers, & Pineapples

The word Storm comes from a Proto-Germanic  word that means a violent and noisy commotion — sturmaz. Have you ever wondered how names stick? What inspired the first person to attach a name to something? More curious, how was it … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

A while back, I blogged about the winds and how the ancients connected weather to the whim of the gods. Before my health scare last Thursday, I had written about the Alberta Clipper weather system that was blowing through my … Continue reading

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