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viewfromarizona
Surprise, Az.
Interests: Photography, Woodcarving, Clay
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For quite some time, I haven't been using Wordpress for my blog. I'll be experimenting with it again as I understand it is vastly improved! http://citrus.wordpress.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at There's Always Something...
Here's a great article by blogger buddy Ronni. By great I mean, "my feelings exactly". http://www.timegoesby.net/weblog/2010/09/cool-things-about-being-retired.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TimeGoesBy+%28TIME+GOES+BY%29 Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at There's Always Something...
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Only a few weeks now and I'll be able to get back into the desert with my trusty Nikon. The temperatures are getting back to the range where a guy can survive. No, not survive, enjoy! (photo by RB) Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at There's Always Something...
Garrison Keillor shares this interesting little poem this morning. Worth a read - and then another! Drugstore by Carl Dennis Don't be ashamed that your parents Didn't happen to meet at an art exhibit Or at a protest against a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at There's Always Something...
We live in a life-care community that features independent living, meaning that we live in a Casita, a free-standing very nice home that is almost identical to what we lived in before - except we don't own it. We have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at There's Always Something...
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Jo Ann... (photo by RB) Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at There's Always Something...
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I relish the weekly word and sacrament. Something special blesses and burns and feeds me in our wonderful church. It's authentic Christianity. (Sedona Chapel. Photo by R.B.) It is never easy for me to swallow the super-cool compromises made by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at There's Always Something...
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Last time we were in Massachusetts, I captured several photos of a striking church a block away from where we were staying. I've loved editing and creating this photo - while never forgetting the unforgettable and deeply personal trip. Contest:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at There's Always Something...
"The Last Thing" by Monk Gibbon Who'd be afraid of death? I think only fools are. For it is not as though this thing were given to one man only, but all receive it. The journey that my friend makes,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at There's Always Something...
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I love shooting desert photos. Here's one reason why. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at There's Always Something...
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I've been on a reduced beef kick lately - for the first time in my life. So the collection of interesting looking recipes has begun. Ree of "Pioneer Woman", which we never miss has a good one today. Here it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at There's Always Something...
Garrison Keillor shares a delightful poem that started my day off just right. What do you think? Just to Feel Human by James Tate A single apple grew on our tree, which was some kind of miracle because it was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at There's Always Something...
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Today I get to head to my dentist's office to get my teeth cleaned. Great people there, but there's something about the whole process that - well, leaves me less than filled with joy and enthusiasm. To make a long... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at There's Always Something...
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Don't know what there is about photographing these old buildings, but I've always loved doing it. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at There's Always Something...
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Hot. That's the way it is in the desert this time of year. 115' predicted for this weekend. Here's a photo that I caught as a proper symbol for such days... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at There's Always Something...
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The most beautiful woman in the world and one of our children. Which one, I can't quite make out. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at There's Always Something...
I'm not much for malls. We have nice ones, but I haven't darkened the door of one for close to a year. But the surprise that happened in one in Pennsylvania, shared by my sister, made me wonder at the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at There's Always Something...
James Taylor and Carol King. I think you will like it. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/36606816/vp/37776606/#37776606 Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at There's Always Something...
The in thing since the ancient days of Dale Carnegie has been positive thinking. Nothing takes the wind out of my sails more consistently than hearing reminders of the vital importance of constant positivism. I've never believed that. There's more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at There's Always Something...
Someone who loves and greets you with smiles and warm, wet kisses. Your pooch. (In this case, Oliver. Amy will come in the future) Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at There's Always Something...
In the desert, summertime is not always pleasant. Fact is, it gets - and stays - hotter than hell. But most of us humanoids stay comfortable, thanks to air-conditioned almost everything. But the reality of the matter is that the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at There's Always Something...
I was an undergrad for 2 years at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. The recent flood made me wonder and remember. You know how it is. My sister sent the following video this morning. I was enthralled, sickened and proud, all... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2010 at There's Always Something...
It took me about 2 or 3 weeks, but I broke the barrier and am on the road. Subscribe or die...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQlICTXWvo4. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2010 at There's Always Something...
Don't have the faintest idea why k.d. lang is on the short list of celebrities I adore - but there you are. For your weekend contemplation and enjoyment. Remember the winter Olympics? That was k.d. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2010 at There's Always Something...
Garrison Keillor shares this wonderfully earthy poem with us this morning. How could it be lovelier? Letter To My Unborn Child by Young Dawkins Someday you will want to know and I might not be here, so this is how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2010 at There's Always Something...