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So, you're making plans for a big weekend. You're invited to dinner. A good time will be had by all. Unless, you happen to be dinner. Such was the story for a poor bug which paid a visit to a screen door at our humble abode last Saturday evening. Our weekend also was highlighted by the...
So, I was feeling a little bugged about the early deadline we had because of this week's holiday. Labor Day.  The buzzing in my ears reminded me that I needed to quickly come up with a colyum, 'cause our deadline was a bit earlier than usual, and time was fluttering by, just like a butterfly. It...
Groun hog? Nope. How 'bout a hog on the ground? This porker was enjoying a siesta one afternoon last week at the Union County Fair.
This week, a few random observations and thoughts, as deadline rapidly approached...oops, there it went... ...so many special, and spectacular, events unfolded during the past week or so on the Journey Through Life... ...I couldn't help but ponder the vast spectrum of wonders Mother Nature has...
A rare and never before seen total eclipse of the sunflower unfolded last Saturday morning. These exclusive images captured the phenomonomonomon, which likely will never be seen again...Photoshop truly is a wonderful toy...um...tool...
The morning commute on Wednesday, August 16, along old U.S. Route 51 between Cobden and metropolitan Anna was blessedly quiet, uneventful and almost free of any other traffic. On the journey to start another day of adventures at The Paragraph Factory, I couldn't help but think about what the...
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...

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