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Living at the Kellond teacherage had many perks for a kid growing up. There was the playground with a thirty foot slide (okay, maybe not thirty, but to a five-year old it might as well have been a ninety foot... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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Many of my previous posts have mentioned Kellond School. That's because Kellond is the first place I remember as my home. So, it was a special day to return to my old stomping grounds and be given a personal tour... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2021 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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Winter-time temperatures bring back memories of homemade chili. You know. those days when you go outside and take a deep breath and icicles form on the inside of your nostrils. Those are the kind of winter-time temps I'm talking about.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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"If knowledge is power, then what we don't know is wisdom." ----Adam Grant Every once in awhile I take the time to share a book I'm reading or have read. Non-fiction is my genre of choice, so this book fits... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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After a bumpy flight, fifteen men dropped from the Montana sky. They weren't skydivers. They were smokejumpers: elite wild land firefighters parachuting in to extinguish a forest fire started by lightning the day before. In a matter of minutes, they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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On a field trip with Pops. If there can be anything positive about this pandemic . . . sheltering in . . . quarantining . . . keeping six feet from another human . . . one thing might be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
Happy 40th Birthday, in advance Brookie ! There are so many photos, so many stories, so many memories . . . this post is in two parts. Reposted from about thirteen years ago. A Happy Birthday Post to My Youngest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2021 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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They call them 'teachable moments.' I lived for them, and at one time, I had a captive audience: my students . . . and my two daughters who also didn't have a choice to escape. They still don't. It's at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2021 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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Dear HansMan ! The mystery as to what happened to your house shoe has been solved. Check out the video at the bottom of this post. Many pet owners will spend New Year's Day looking for their beloved fur babies.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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Moon over the clock tower. 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve - 2020 Redstone, Colorado is known as “The Ruby of the Rockies." (red sandstone cliffs) It is a tiny mountain town nestled about sixteen miles south of Carbondale in the Elk... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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Sung to Silver Bells . . . All together now . . . and a 1, and a 2, and a . . . Christmas tree lights. Holiday lights. Hung in tangled-up style. In the air there's a feeling of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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H-A-N-K . . . That name would be Hank. Most of my blog posts are random and have no specific goal in mind other than to entertain me, myself, and I. And to document places I've been so I can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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Even after a year, I'm still giggling about what my friend said to me when I asked her, "Is this Christmas garland yours?" She replied, "Nope Kathy, that's not my Christmas garland. I'm Jewish. Remember?" This post is my attempt... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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Today's post concerns the pronunciation of this plant: Poyn-seh-TEE-uh? Poyn-seh-ah ? For over twenty years the holiday season brings with it a bit of discourse between theHansMan and me. on several different levels. One level is, simply stated, we don't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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Back in the days when we used to travel, I loved writing about places we visited, especially about restaurants. It was my way of journaling. Actually, it was my way of remembering where we had been. It was my own... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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Just a random day here at The Asylum. I was looking for a particular photo and came across these. Maybe one of them will make you smile . . . or at least go . . . h-m-m-m-m-m-m ! Any... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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There really is a Thanksgiving cactus AND a Christmas cactus. Who knew ? I just always thought my Christmas cactus was an over-achiever and bloomed early. If your Christmas cactus bloomed at Thanksgiving, then it's probably not a Christmas cactus... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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Visualize Clark Griswold and his family in that scene from Christmas Vacation when they all go out to find the perfect Christmas tree. I actually lived that scene when I was about ten years old. Just exactly like that. Well,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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The person nine-month old PeekaBoo appears to be attacking is Danny, our truck driver for E Trucking. Danny was at our office to pick up several pallets of anodes we were shipping to our customers. Danny is a veteran having... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
This popped up the other day. Not sure why. IMDb (Internet Movie Database) Rewind to September 28, 2004. Seems like yesterday. The night when this aired, and again on November 11, 2004, my phone started ringing. When I answered, people... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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This past week, the trending Facebook 'request' was to post the seventh photo on your phone, with no explanation. Every time I found my seventh photo, something distracted me, so I never played the game and posted it. Those distractions... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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It's always been an objective of mine to try to be productive in some form or fashion everyday. Now, in my dictionary, productivity can be defined in many ways. There is usually always a checklist involved. As each task is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
Oh, I'm sure his attire will be changed according to whatever mood strikes HansMan . . . Happy Thanksgiving.
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Those of you who know HansMan or have been reading here for awhile, have witnessed a multitude of peculiar, perhaps eccentric, perhaps sui genris objects he has brought into this house. The latest was a cannon from Europe that he... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
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Unfortunately, Rudolph didn't follow Chuck Berry's advice to 'run, run Rudolph.' HansMan gave the fur-babies a stuffed Rudolph which was about the size of the palm of my hand. At one time, its nose blinked and it sang "Rudolph the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2020 at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes