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Dwight Blood
Salt Lake City and St. George UT
retired 81 year old college economics professor with a wife, five kids, nineteen grandkids, eighteen great grandkids (and counting)
Interests: writing, photography, books, computers, family, dieting, cooking, blogging, recipes
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Once there was a cattle rancher who was hauling a load of horses from northern Utah to his ranch in southern Utah in the mountains near Richfield. He ran out of gas about ten miles north of Nephi on the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Velna and four children among the marigolds at Penn State. Sorry Kim isn't in the picture. Today is the first anniversary of the October day in 2015 when we gathered at Velna's bedside as she breathed her last mortal breath.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Hi, I'll look but I don't have many. Sent from my iPhone
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Since reading has been a bit difficult for me later, I have watched enough Starz Western movies to become an expert on making them. Thus, I am happy to offer my considerable expertise on this matter to anyone else who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Thank you dear sister Lizzybeth Sent from my iPhone
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From September 17 1932 in a little two room house in Penrose Wyoming where I was born t0 September 17 2016 in my comfortable home in Utah has been a long and eventful journey. We may always wonder if we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Oops I tried! Sent from my iPhone
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Education, learning, and books have always been an important part of my life and the life of my family. My grandpa Wasden (mother's dad) had a 3d grade education and yet, despite his meager financial resources, subscribed to several daily... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Velna and I walked along the Jordan River Trail every morning for years and often stopped for a moment on this bench and on the one in the far corner of the picture. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Life is a continuing story of choices. Decisions are a part of life that we cannot escape. Some decisions are easy and routine and we don't have to think about what to do. Others are difficult, ripe with consequences, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Great but Ancestry is just a massive frustration for me. Sent from my iPhone
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I had a clear and unambiguous dream last night. Ninety nine percent of my dreams vanish into thin air, or are troubled nightmares, or are about looking for something or walking down an unknown road. But this dream was one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Many of the most annoying events of daily life can be avoided if we take steps in the first place to keep things in order. Here are just a few examples of situations that become nagging pains in the neck... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
One surprising benefit from my kids forcing me to buy an iPhone was my pleasant discovery that the iPhone had a built in steps pedometer. I have been relatively successful in losing weight by following the simple rule "eat less",... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
One of the reasons we don't achieve our goals is because we fail to measure our progress. We know we need to accomplish something. We think about it, we remind ourselves about it, we worry about it, and then nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at The Curmudgeonly Professor