Enjoying Grandma Moses

Enjoying Grandma Moses

I was updating an article I made about Grandma Moses and came across an old video made of the actual Grandma Moses! She is portrayed the way America wanted to see her at the time with the life she represented (i.e. much idealized), but what a treat to see actual...
Bettering Ourselves

Bettering Ourselves

Much of my life has been spent in the endeavor of bettering myself. I have read and implemented, however temporary and incomplete, innumerable self-help books on many topics. I have made lists, and plans, throwing myself into everything from those elementary school...
Identity and Security

Identity and Security

I just recently had my bankcard re-issued. It was causing all sorts of problems since getting flagged in one of the Target/Home Depot/ Michaels, et al, hacking snafus. Those out-of- town trips I took this year brought the issues alive and they wouldn’t go away....
September Poem

September Poem

September~Brierly Ashour~When the goldenrod is yellow,And leaves are turning brown -Reluctantly the summer goesIn a cloud of thistledown.When squirrels are harvestingAnd birds in flight appear -By these autumn signs we knowSeptember days are here.

Summer Days

Summer Days -Wathen Marks Wilks Call (1817–90) IN summer, when the days were long, We walk’d, two friends, in field and wood; Our heart was light, our step was strong, And life lay round us, fair as good, In summer, when the days were long. We stray’d from morn...