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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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When we hesitate to make positive changes that we know that we need to make, we short change ourselves and condemn ourselves to the same outcomes we have always reached before. We often hear, "I'm afraid to try that. I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Much to my pleasant surprise, I just came across a file of 60 photos taken in the summer of 2010 that were never developed or edited. I must have just left them since many of them were dark and didn't... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
When our youngest son, Jim, was three years old, he managed to (a) ruin my Retina IIIc camera by extending the lens and then cramming it shut; (b) ruin my Anscomatic slide projector by trying to run slides; and (c)... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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This puzzle is one my wife put together before I started posting photos of her completed puzzles on this blog. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
We have made it to the first of March 2015. Congratulations to all of us. I know that March is the lion and lamb month, but I can never remember which way it goes: does March go out like a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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With photography, a flower's beauty never ends for, once the flower itself is gone, the image of the flower continues on. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Not all flowers are showy and stunningly beautiful. But all flowers, no matter what stage of growth they are in, have merit and are worth noting as part of family of flowers given to us to enjoy. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Imagine that, today is February 28! The Curmudgeonly Professor has successfully written tasks for the first two months of the year without giving up and quitting. Not so say that I haven't thought seriously about quitting, maybe once a day,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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I can't even imagine wanting to sort 1000 pieces of a puzzle and then proceed, piece by piece, to put it together. But isn't there a life lesson learned here, also? We make changes, little by little, a small change... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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All of the buds on our lily plant are now in bloom and some of the petals are starting to fall. But we have enjoyed our Valentine's day lily plant while it lasted, and now we have these photos to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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This little single snapdragon blossom is all that is left of what used to be a large snapdragon "bush" of sorts, which died in the cold winter last year. So I'll nurture this little tiny one, and I hope it... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Who said plain, ordinary little bush leaves weren't fun to play with and beautiful in their own way? Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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The tiny daffodil shown in these photos is actually only a small fraction of the size of the flower in the picture. This little midget is the last of several midget clumps of daffodils that have bloomed faithfully every year... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
This morning I began sorting the pile of newspapers, magazines, unsolved crossword puzzles, solved crossword puzzles, yellow notepad scraps, and other odds and ends that has resided on the floor between our two recliner chairs. My wife, Velna, is ordinarily... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Every where you go in St. George these past few days, you see flowering trees with both pink and white blossoms. These blossoms never last very long so I must try and get as many photos of them as I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Those familiar with LDS temples will note, if they did not already know, that the St. George LDS temple, one of the oldest ones in existence, has a weather vane at the top of its spire and not an image... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor