Monthly Archives: August 2020

Babi Yar

Babi Yar
It was a pleasant surprise to find rain again early this morning, and just with what we've recently received, our lawns and gardens are perking up quite nicely. Now if we continue to get an average amount up until the hard frosts arrive, our trees and shrubs will be in good shape for their long winter sleep ahead.With it being the last day of t … continue reading

Uncomplimentary Things

Uncomplimentary Things
It was another beautiful day in North Iowa with our temps continuing to be bearable, and once again, my first Sunday duty was to get my contemplative prayer session started. You can bet I needed that calming and regenerative experience far more that normally due to the emotional roller-coaster I was riding last week. After finishing, I once again f … continue reading

Skin for Baking

Skin for Baking
For whatever reason, I was exceptionally glad to find Saturday finally arrive as this past work week was more than a trying one, but at least I got thru it relatively unscathed. I told one of my colleagues this morning that I was beginning to wonder if the alignment of the sun, moon and stars was having some sort of negative effect on me.With p … continue reading

Back Doors to Heaven

Back Doors to Heaven
These extra-early mornings are starting to become a standard for me, and when thinking about it, that's just Ok by me because I'd rather get as much done before noon than dragging a heavier workload out into the afternoon. I was happy to already be barricaded in my office before the rains began. When looking at the weather this morning, that storm … continue reading

A Soul-invasive Parasite

A Soul-invasive Parasite
Another up early, and out at it this morning with all the many little to-do's needing my attention. Yes, our days are getting shorter when finding the sun still hiding behind the horizon as I was driving to work. Oh well, that's just the way it's to be which is why we must enjoy every day to its fullest.As much as I wanted to get some desk work … continue reading

To Gratuitously Dump

To Gratuitously Dump
For the fact that we're fast on the downward slide to September, I'm beginning to wonder when this heat wave is ever going to end, and yet continuing to feel like those blistering weeks of July. My heart goes out to those people who're in the crosshairs of the hurricane that'll be coming ashore which will be devastating counties in both Louisiana a … continue reading

If You Pursue Evil

If You Pursue Evil
Another hotter than "H" day arrived which seemed all the worse with today's southerly breeze which felt like a fan blowing hot air out of a 350 degree oven. You can also be sure the temperaments of the general public weren't the most kind and caring. With all the quirky happenings throughout the day, I was glad to be able to call it quits and final … continue reading

High-Tech Secured

High-Tech Secured
I started my day a little earlier again as my morning schedule was booked nearly solid starting around 9:00 which gave me more time to get my morning chores done before heading out. My goodness! Already it became unbearably warm before mid-morning arrived and to think I was out in it instead of remaining barricaded in my office.My first appoint … continue reading

Industrious and Forward-thinking

Industrious and Forward-thinking
It was an early start for me this morning and my first and foremost duty was to get my Sunday morning prayer session completed which as I mentioned before, has been a very good habit I re-connected with as it has helped immensely with the ridding of my mind the toxic thoughts that've built up over the prior week. When dealing with the public, we ca … continue reading

Brooms and Dust Pans

Brooms and Dust Pans
It was a pleasant surprise to find it raining in the night and on into our early morning and all the happier for it, but now when looking at our week ahead, we'll be bracing ourselves for a scorcher of a week. If anyone says our weather patterns haven't changed, they're in absolute denial. I know we've had a hot day or two at the end of August, but … continue reading