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Normally, I don't like to do this sort of thing, just 'cause the critter in the pic is ours. The pic was taken during one of his calmer moments.
Finally. A reason for yours truly to love cats. Or, to at least tolerate them. Even Bob. Maybe... Actually, I might have two reasons to tolerate felines. First of all: did you know that Aug. 8 was International Cat Day.  Yup. And I missed it. Maybe I missed all of the International Cat Day...
Two bees, or not two bees...that would be the question. However, William Shakespeare was not around when the picture was taken, mainly 'cause he's dead, except maybe for that new show on TNT, which I've only seen once. By accident. There was no mention of bees, in any numbers or any kind, on the show.
What happens when yours truly has too much time on his hands? To tell you the truth, yours truly does not have too much time on his hands very often. However, last week, one thing kind of led to another, and pretty soon...well, you're about to read what happened... First up, we had another Chuck...
With apologies to Stealers Wheel: there was rain to the left of me...and rain to the right...stuck in the middle with no place dry to go...
Scripture came to mind one day last week while yours truly was standing in the midst of a veritable deluge. Allow me, if you will, an opportunity to paraphrase a few verses from the Book of Genesis... ...in the six hundredth year of Noah's life (well, sometimes I feel about that old), in the...
One of the displays at the visitors center at Giant City State Park features animals which can be found in the woods in our neck of the woods. The bobcat is one of those critters. So is Bob the Cat. I'm pretty sure that Bob the Cat could give a bobcat a run for its money.
A few casual observations before we get started on the good stuff... ...last week, it was so hot that I saw a chicken basting itself... ...speaking of chickens, they were laying eggs that were already hard boiled... ...dragonflies were getting so hot that they were turning into fire flies... ...we...
A creature that only a mother could love? The bug was spotted recently on your writer's big green garbage can.
For this week, yours truly considered writing a colyum about something that had not happened yet. However, that would have been some more FAKE NEWS, and we're all done with that silliness. Well, I am... A couple of weeks ago, on a Sunday evening to be more precise, yours truly was doing one of his...
Pileated woodpecker? Ivory-billed woodpecker? Sorry, can't tell you for sure. I can tell you, for sure, that the bird was spotted recently at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. Sorry the picture isn't more better.
FAKE NEWS ALERT!!!!!! FAKE NEWS ALERT!! FAKE NEWS ALERT!!!!!!!! Just wanted you to know that while yours truly was out on a "beat" one day last week, some absolutely genuine FAKE NEWS was shared with him...by at least three omnomynus sources.  Seems that a local landmark, which we will not identify...
The sun truly was shining bright on this old Kentucky home, which was the setting for a wedding your writer and his traveling companion attended a couple of weeks ago.
A couple of weeks ago, The Other Half and her traveling companion – that would be yours truly – journeyed to Paris for a very special occasion. The special occasion: somebody we had known for a few years tied the knot. Got hitched. Up and married. We have known the groom for a while. The bride is a...
This week's colyum is going to be pretty simple. We're going to call it Fun With Photoshop. Yours truly had to be out of town for a few days, so I did not have time to come up with a Pulitzer Prize winner for this week. More about our journey next week. I hope. Anyway, what you're seeing this week...
This is not Chuck. I'm guessing that this is one of Chuck's northern cousins. Chuck's cousin apparently is not very bright, either, because he/she was playing alongside the road, which was good when it comes to generating a somewhat blurry photograph, but not so good when it comes to longevity.
This week, dear readers, allow me to wax philosophical. And, you're asking yourself: What exactly does he mean when he's going to wax philosophical?  Thank you for asking. To be honest with you, to wax philosophical was one of those things I've heard hundreds of times on the Journey Through Life....
This time, there weren't any books about fossils. That was the message which was shared with yours truly during a visit to a book sale which was held at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. The sale, as noted last week in this space, was sponsored by the fine folks of the Friends of Stinson Library....

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