Author Archives: Russ

THE EGG BEATER

I was probably seven or eight when I got to “work” my first “machine”. I was intrigued by the gears that moved when I made the little handle go “round and round”. That made the beaters go “round and round” … Continue reading

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NOSTALGIA AS SEASONING

If you sprinkle a little nostalgia into you day that may be OK. But it’s easy to cover your day with too much remembering. A bit of reflection over “what was and ain’t not more” should be explored with caution. … Continue reading

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FUNNY HOW THE MIND GOES SOMETIMES

Last night I had a sundae for dessert.As I lifted off the bright red cherry from the whip cream which was layered over chocolate sauce which was layered over ice cream I thought of the wood of a cherry tree … Continue reading

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THE BUG

The bug bugged me at breakfast.Though it left me it did not leave my memory and so at lunch time my mind allowed for its return. It flew back and though it wasn’t there it was. At least it seemed … Continue reading

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LEFT FOOT – RIGHT FOOT

Most morningsmy mind is working by 5 amand most mornings I arise from bedand twist a lot until my feet are on the floor. If I stand and begin my day on my right footI am apt to be grateful … Continue reading

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LIMERICks

In the dining hall there are three Janes. Yes, three of them have the same name. They bless where we eat and mostly they’re sweet. If I love them am I to blame? Do you know that I like rhyming … Continue reading

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THE SPEED OF LIGHT

Astronomers can tell us how fast light goes. How they do this beats me. I’ve checked into it and just  don’t understand it. But I accept it as fact and go about my dailyness paying only heed that light travels … Continue reading

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A BLUR IN THEIR EYES

They started looking at me: first one — then two, then three. I began to feel self-conscious. Was my hair all messed up? Was the small scab on my forehead bleeding? What had I done to get all this attention? … Continue reading

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THE SUN

I saw the sun come up today — a momentary piece of pleasure — a treasure for my eyes. But soon its early glowing began to be displaced by just an ordinary sky. All my awe commenced to disappear and … Continue reading

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THOSE OF US WHO ARE TWO

Those of us who are two and have been so for many years cannot help but think of being one — though we wish to be denied such bleak considerations Those of us who are two are frequently in touch … Continue reading

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