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“Faddish” Bullets

“Faddish” Bullets
It was an even earlier Sunday morning for me due to my having to get my contemplative prayer session completed before heading out to get some much needed physical work done. I was able to spend more time in my darkened and quiet corner which was again much required after this past weeks revelations which were nothing less than shocking. Thank goodn … continue reading

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

Upon my Plate

Upon my Plate
I was up, at it, and off to my office a little earlier this morning due to an 8:00 am appointment I had with a seller, and just soon enough to get my Sunday Morning Prayer time taken care of without having to rush it. As each day passes, I'm growing all the more comfortable with the return of my spiritual regimen which is something I'd done for a c … continue reading

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher
For many of our farmers, today's steady light rain was a blessing if they had all their corn planted, but for the rest of us, it was a cold and gloomy wet day. And wouldn't you know it, I was out in it more than I was wanting because of the home showings I had scheduled.I had some banking to do this morning, and after pulling into their drive-u … continue reading

A Root Beer

A Root Beer
Unfortunately, the weather wasn't as pleasant today as I'd expected, but at least hadn't rained while I was out working. For some reason, I have a creepy feeling it's going to be a hot summer because some of our recent daytime temps were too close to 80 degrees, and being too early for the season. The trees and flowers are certainly budding and blo … continue reading

Twenty Again

Twenty Again
There wasn't much happening in real estate today, which I suspected it would be since we're in the midst of Easter weekend. When visiting with some of our residents these past several days, I strongly encouraged them to stick close to home and not venture out of Cerro Gordo County, along with discouraging their friends and relatives living anywhere … continue reading

When it’s All Over

When it’s All Over
My first job of the morning, was to change my clothes, mix up some soap and bleach water, and attack the 1/2 bath in the back of my office, because I so graciously allowed someone to use it yesterday afternoon, and after they left, I went back there and discovered that person had done a "number 2" in the toilet, and the smell coming out of that roo … continue reading

Journal to the World

Journal to the World
I greet you all this evening with my solemn wish that all of you remain healthy during these coming days as the numbers of corona virus cases in our State continue to grow. I'm especially hoping that it will not infect those of us living in North Iowa due to our being a greater distance from larger cities. But if it does arrive in our communities, … continue reading

In the Same Bucket

In the Same Bucket
Thank goodness the wind finally went down to where it turned out to be a pleasantly sunny day here in North Iowa. When looking at this weekend's forecast, I was disappointed when seeing we're not to have it as warm as predicted, and likely due to the wind we're supposed to be getting, but I'm not fretting much because it sure beats what we've been … continue reading