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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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I know this photo is out of season but we need something in January to perk us up a bit and remind us that after the winter doldrums are over, the iris and everything else will bloom again. So it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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The original photo above was extremely dark and I guess I thought at the time it wasn't worth saving. But like many photos, a bit of touching up and removing the dark stuff results in an interesting and colorful photo. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Curmudgeonly Professor
When we stop to think about it, we find that we can achieve amazing results by making seemingly minor and somewhat effortless changes in our daily lives. One such change we can make is Task Number 27: Drink water. Perhaps... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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I graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1953 with a degree in agricultural economics. I later served on the faculty of the economics department from 1965-1974 and was also, for part of this period, director of the Division of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Where I spent nine years on the faculty of the economics department at Colorado State University. My faculty office was on the upper level about where the green tree is in the middle of the photo. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Double click, and you can see the yellow aspen patches on the side of Lone Peak. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
As January is fading, so are New Year's resolutions and good intentions going the way of the annual disappearance of said good intentions and fond hopes for improvement. The market place for quick diet fixes, fads, miracles, and magic formulas... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
By popular request (at least five people, all relatives) the Curmudgeonly Professor has been persuaded to continue his blossoming career as a television and drama critic. Thus, we now turn to Episode 4 of Season 5. And where to begin?... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
For people who are used to talking and commanding the center of attention, one of the most difficult traits to learn is that of listening. So today's task Number 25 is straightforward: Listen. Just keep still for a moment and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Today's task is a simple one and an easy one. You don't have to plan to take extra time to do it and the benefits will cheer both you and the person who hears you. Today's task is this: Show... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Today's task was generously provided by Lisa J. Bjornstad, a professional counselor. With thanks and appreciation, here is Task Number 23: Abandon Your Resentments Resentments, also known familiarly as grudges, have never done anybody any good. Get rid of yours.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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I read somewhere that flowers will cure the January blahs. Or any other blahs for that matter. So here are a couple of pink carnations for your January cure today. In the Curmudgeonly Professor's 2015 Do List, we have assigned... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
I can give my wife, Velna, credit for today's task Number 22. I was moaning and groaning about some "what ifs" concerning some of my health concerns. As usual, she is smarter and wiser than I am and she immediately... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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I have gone through all the photos that have been passed down to me from Velna's family, and very few have shown up that were taken of her as a young child. More were taken by junior high and high... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
For about 15 years, I had Rick the Barber cut my hair. Rick the Barber had one of the last so-called "geezer" barber shops in St. George, and he was very popular with senior citizens like me. My only complaint... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor