Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rainbow To The North

     


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Early in the morning, just a little after daybreak, a partial rainbow appeared over the Santa Catalina mountains a bit to the north of the house. I pointed it out to Eva but it seemed to be either invisible or inconsequential to her. She did notice a bird flying over the pool though and proceeded to chase it away with a series of loud, throaty barks.

(Click for full view)

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rise And Shine


     


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Eva woke me up this morning barking continually. I knew immediately that this meant M and J had left the building, as J would have silenced Eva as soon as the barking started. So I got out of bed and checked the time. It was 5:39.

Eva must have heard me stirring around because she went silent. I could then hear the distant barking of neighborhood dogs from outside and the yapping of nearby coyotes.

After donning my clothes I went in and released Eva from her crate, where she had been confined for what must have been merely a few minutes since M and J had departed for the airport.

Eva can be the most efficient of alarm clocks.


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Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Coming Week

     


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I am having trouble with my computer.  Something to do with the browser... I think.

I will be leaving home this evening to spend the coming week with Eva. I am looking forward to conversations with her. Perhaps I will learn something valuable that I can use to lift myself back into the sphere of the living and the enthusiastic.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lies, Damned Lies, And Assorted Other What-Nots

     


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Last night I tuned into the PBS coverage of the State of the Union address and watched the somewhat royal entrance of the capering, good-humored semi-emperor. I watched Obama handing out hand shakes to all the glad handing males and watched him bestow kisses on all the simpering females in attendance. And I listened to his first opening lies... Then, just as John Kerry leaped to his feet to signal the audience that it was time for a standing ovation, I switched over to my Amazon TV FireStick and pulled up the opening of Episode number 1 of Season 1 of The Sopranos. I watched three episodes of that Season before returning to regular TV. There I watched and listened to a well-known NBC Newsman as he wrapped up the evening's happenings.

Then I wrote the above so I would have it ready to transfer to this morning's blog entry.

Then I brushed my teeth and retired to my bed and opened my Kindle to an interesting little Stephen King tale.

One must search with studious diligence to find sometimes a single grain of truth in this most incredibly mendacious of eras.

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This Is Who I Am
   

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Foolishness

     


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I wonder how many people actually watch the State of the Union nonsense.

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This Is Who I Am
   

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Headin' Home

     


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If all goes as planned, I will be going home this afternoon.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Just A Brief Note

     


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Wednesday night was filled with the wails and moans of winds from the East, and then that same wind most of the day on Thursday carried hordes of mini- leaves, twigs, and small seedlings onto the surface of the swimming pool where they congregated in slowly drifting groups around and around until I managed to skim them up and deposit them outside the fence. It seems that today that wind has become nothing more than an occasional wafting, mild breeze. And the temperature is forecast to be in the 70's for the rest of the week.

On the 15th (Thursday) I mixed Eva's monthly dose of worm medicine in with her breakfast and then watched her throughout the day. Aside from a seeming sluggishness in the morning I noticed no other harmful effects... no retching no yakking nor other signs of discomfort.

Eva's a good girl.

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