Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Biddies Take a Road Trip

As noted in The 4th (the aftermath), on July 13, 2011, a date that will live in infamy, the Callecod sisters, a/k/a, The Biddies, deserted this reporter for a trip to the wilds of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.  The sisters, … Continue reading

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And Now for Something Completely Different*

[* Borrowed without permission from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, used as a segue’ for something completely the same.] We got another inch and a half of rain Tuesday night.  Unless I am badly mistaken (what, moi?), that brings the total … Continue reading

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Ruthie’s Flowers

I abhor a hoe. I am fond of flowers but not of dirt, and had rather buy them than cultivate them. ~ Lyman Abbott  [Editor’s note:  OK, I agree.] Earth laughs in flowers.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Hamatreya” The earth laughs … Continue reading

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The 4th (the aftermath)

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer Those days of soda and pretzels and beer Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer As with … Continue reading

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The 4th!!

May we present at least anecdotal evidence that summer has indeed arrived with three spectacular days in a row over the holiday weekend.  Let’s begin with the most recent and work our way back . . . because who doesn’t … Continue reading

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Lest you missed it . . . and summer Cardinals!

Beginning a 4-day continuous stretch of fun and excitement, half of the 2008 Alaska cruise ensemble reunioned for Triple Espresso at Theatre L’Homme Dieu on June 22.  This is a “play” that has been around for a while indicating some degree … Continue reading

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Blog photo ID?

Harry’s “cub reporter” caricature has elicited much positive commentary.  And it was a further reminder of the need to adopt a blog photo.  Don’t all columnists post a photo?  Accordingly, we are offering this one time only opportunity to choose … Continue reading

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