The Killing Field

March 28, 2016 by Leave a comment

Originally published on Blogspot Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This fall we had a major invasion by an insect known as the Boxelder bug. We seemed to have been unusually blessed by their presence. None of our neighbors had this problem.

They are actually a relatively attractive bug - ...

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California earthquakes

March 28, 2016 by 1 comment

Originally published on Blogspot Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Having grown up in California, I experienced many earthquakes. The first one I remember was the 7.5 magnitude quake in Kern county in 1952. (I realize I'm dating myself here.) I was too young to realize what was happening, but I was ...

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About This Meditation Thing

March 19, 2016 by Leave a comment

Originally published on Blogspot Saturday, September 5, 2015

(Sorry. No picture this time) Have you ever tried to meditate? Were you successful? I've tried it many times with many different sources over the years - starting with reading how-to books and following what they tell you to do, listening to ...

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Marketing can be a tricky thing

March 19, 2016 by Leave a comment

Originally published on Blogspot Sunday, August 2, 2015

When a company initiates a marketing campaign, it involves money, people, time, creativity, energy, and materials, among other things. Obviously the company wants a positive effect. Sometimes, though, it can have mixed or even negative effects. The marketing may produce an effect ...

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Fellow writer published

March 19, 2016 by Leave a comment

Originally published on Blogspot Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A neighbor and fellow writer just had a novel published. Robert Beatty (pron. Beety) wrote a book titled "Serafina and the Black Cloak". It was published by Disney/Hyperion. It's a supernatural tale about a different young girl who secretly lived in the ...

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