Speaking of scenic rest areas, this little stop for the weary thirty-some miles west of Memphis features its own rudimentary botanical garden. I’m amazed at the number of things still flowering this late in the year. And two items especially intrigue me: a miniature palm tree (in Arkansas?) called a Windmill Palm and a low, […]

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Gosh golly but this week went by quickly. Not for you, my dear readers, who have had to go without my cheery musings anent the trucking industry, but for me. I had intended to post a few musings, too. So much for intentions. It’s been a most domestic week. Cleaning the house, playing with the […]

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Turns out I don’t have to work all week after all. Walked into the school office yesterday morning and knew right away something was wrong. There was whole herd of us substitutes in there, lowing nervously and pawing the ground. Somehow they had called in too many of us, and the secretaries and the principal […]

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One of the truly wonderful things about Colorado’s Front Range is the climate. Even on warm days like we’ve lately been having, in the low nineties, it cools down at night. Before I go to bed I open the windows, set up some fans to pull in the fresh air, and voilà, the nerve center […]

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I had been hoping to ramp this thing down to an entry every three days or so, but I find that lately I’m not even getting that much done. Whether this is a long-term trend or not, only time will tell. Certainly there are a few identifiable factors: 1) Summertime. Colorado is not, I am […]

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Normally, the switch from daylight savings to normal time and vice versa (Which are we on now?  I can never keep track.) is occasion for grumbling all across this great land, but today, in Colorado Springs at least, everyone wore a smile.  Why?  Sixty-seven degrees of brilliant sunshine, bucko. It’s been a cold winter here, […]

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