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Dwight Blood
Salt Lake City
retired 86 year old economics professor currently in assisted living at Sagewood in South Jordan UT
Interests: writing, photography, books, caregiving, blogging, flowers blogging, recipes
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I think I figured out how to do the original post on my Curmudgeonly Professor blog and repost both to Twitter and Facebook. The advantages are: I get a viewer count on my blog. I can archive my posts by... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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I’ve been going to come back to my blog I’ve run for 11 years, so now I’m finally going to do it. If I can figure out how to do it, my posts on this blog will go to Twitter... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
After several abortive starts, I’m back on my Curmudgeonly Professor blog and I hope to keep posting on it and keep it active. I am now in the process of preparing a series of short books with 20-30 flower photos... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Our journey through the land called the Power of One is about to end. Although this short book full of flowers and short writings has ended, our real journey, our real test, is just beginning. This little book of flowers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Kindness is soft and gentle. Kindness is balm for the troubled, strength for the weary, hope for the sad. Kindness comes in all shapes and sizes and forms. Kindness can come in a silent nod, a smile, a word of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
When my sweet niece Shannon was injured in a car accident, I wanted to send her something to cheer her up. I had given my wife a whole menagerie of stuffed animals which she loved. I was searching through the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Since I intended that my discussion of the power of one be a brief outline of a blueprint for living, this discussion would not be complete without bringing up the topic of money. Benjamin Franklin coined the most famous money... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
I grew up in a small isolated farm valley called Penrose in northwest Wyoming. We lived near the Shoshone River which originated near Cody Wyoming, some 36 miles west. A large single lane two section converted railroad bridge crossed the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
I have learned a lot about hope in the last seven years. First, my wife was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. I did my best at being her caregiver for 4 years. Then, after 63 years together, she left me. For... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
When we try to accomplish a difficult task and we fail, the first temptation is to say a mild word of despair, hopelessness, and anger. Why couldn’t we make this work? I taught economics for 45 years and dealt with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Many of us tend to be dyed-in-the wool fuddy duddies. That’s what I think, we say, and that’s the way I learned it and you’re not going to change my mind. We go through life going through the same routines,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Saying thank you is one of our most appreciated and welcome comments. We can show our gratitude verbally, with our actions, by text messages, and by handwritten notes. Saying thank you and showing gratitude in any way is better than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Forgiveness can be a tricky business. Carrying grudges can be turned into an art form, with offended persons ignoring the offender and refusing to ever, ever speak to them or have anything to do with them again. I told the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
There are many ways to write a journal. We can write a ho-hum journal about how we had another boring and uneventful day, or how the washing machine quit working, or how long our nose has been dripping from a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor
I earned four college degrees in economics from three universities and taught over 25,000 students in 45 years of teaching in four universities. And I never got tired of the excitement and rewards of learning. To me, the ideal world... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at The Curmudgeonly Professor