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The Sturgeon supermoon...as it appeared in the sky over Union County Thursday night, August 11...at around 9 p.m.
Sometimes, when a little bit of inspiration might be needed, all you have to do is look up in the sky. That’s what I did several times during the past week or so, which meant that I got to see a supermoon...one lonely meteor...and a colorful sunset on a nice summer evening in August. Maybe you...
Turkey Day is...
Bob was not a happy camper. Somehow, Bob got a look at the column which yours truly had written for this week. I did not know he had computer skills, but it did not surprise me. Honestly, I do not know how or when he found the original column for this week. Cats are like that, though. Just when you...
Let’s say you are a tiny rodent. A field mouse, maybe. You’re out looking for something to munch on for lunch. You sense something overhead. You look up. You see this. The hawk was looking for lunch, too. The raptor was seen overhead, on display, at the Giant City State Park visitors center.
So much to write about. That, I suppose, is a good thing. So little time. Maybe not so good. For various reasons, the last couple of weeks were a bit of a challenge when it came time to craft some sort of world salad culinary masterpiece. Thanks to a couple of visitors from the south and east, we...
This is the time of year when we see “Christmas in July” celebrations...so, let’s join the fun...with a little bit of help from this month’s “supermoon.”
Bob and I were sitting on the porch swing last Sunday evening in the 94 percent humidity. The air we were attempting to breath was as thick as the proverbial pea soup. You really could see the air. At the time, I was trying to figure out something at least vaguely interesting to write about for...
An armadillo apparently was out for a stroll in the “cool” of the evening on Tuesday, July 5. Do you suppose an armadillo notices when the heat index is 120 degrees?
This week, we’re going to be kind of short and sweet... we’ll start with a math problem... 74 plus 84 equals...an unpleasant evening sitting on the porch swing. At the time...about 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, the humidity was 74 percent, according to the fancy, high-tech thermometer on our front...
These photos are for the birds. Sorry. Spent too much time out in the heat...
For no particular reason, let’s start this week with a couple of “interesting” headlines I happened to see scrolling through the BBC News app on Monday... “Root hits 50 as England pass 200-3, chasing 378...”  “North Korea claims Covid arrived on ‘alien things...” I wonder if the two news stories...
Spotted this critter, a rare Fuzzy Wuzzy Squirrel, during a brief visit to the park in Jonesboro last Friday morning.
 Wandering around in the dark, an encounter with an unexpected critter and a well-fed varmint highlighted your writer’s otherwise dull and relatively uneventful Journey Through Life during the past week... Before we get to the “good stuff,” just a couple of thoughts about our late, great primary...
A turtle found the perfect place to keep cool Thursday afternoon, June 16...a nice spot in the pond at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro.
On the first day of summer...weather prognosticators gave to me...temperatures that didn’t look like they were going to be as hot as had been expected...and didn’t look like they were going to be as hot as they were last week. Before we chat about the weather...did you happen to see that a shrink-...
Saw these kitties last Saturday evening in the big city, not far from downtown Anna, where the Annabelle Festival was happening. Just for the sake of the moment, we’ll call the grayish kitty Annabelle. Kitty, as kitties do, tolerated a photo or two.
Goodness, gracious, it sure has been H-O-T in our little corner of the world... Monday night, I waited until the sun had gone down and things were a little bit “cooler.” I wanted to see the strawberry supermoon, too. As hot as it was, I figured the strawberry supermoon would have been accompanied...
Are you looking at me? As a matter of fact, yes. Saw this white-tailed deer hanging around near the State Forest Road Sunday evening. The critter was kind enough to pose for a couple of photographs.
Surprise... Under “normal” circumstances, you would have found this column on the back page of the paper. However, due to other obligations, the “normal” back page is not the back page this week... back to “normal” next week, I think... Sometimes, a person just has to wander off to the woods......

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