Monthly Archives: July 2021

Yay, I’m Seven!

Photo by Hossein Azarbad It’s my seventh blogiversary! I had no idea when I started seven years ago: That I’d ever have more than a handful of followers. That I’d develop real and meaningful friendships in the process. How supportive … Continue reading

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Things Aren’t Always What They Seem to Be

It’s true, things aren’t always what they seem to be. Yes, our world would be more convenient if they were. But it would also be less entertaining! Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slide show.

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Hanging From the Ledge of Heaven

Harold Lloyd in Safety Last When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I was still … Continue reading

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Good-Bye, Sweet Boomer

Originally posted on Kit Troyer Blog:
I woke up around 4:30am today to the sight of an owl swooping into the branches above me and taking away a rat, which protested loudly as it departed from the branches and from…

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My First Big Fork in the Road

My Real Memoir Have you ever wondered who you’d be if at some point you’d taken a different fork in the road? Pursued a different career. Married a different person. Chosen not to pet that baby alligator. My first big … Continue reading

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Loss Teaches Us How to Live

Photo by Tetyana Kovrina (pexels.com) Thought for the Week “Nothing can truly be taken from us. There is nothing to lose. Inner peace begins when we stop saying, ‘I have lost it,’ and instead say, ‘It has been returned to … Continue reading

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A Curious Paradox

Photo by A Man Called Martyn Here’s a curious paradox: Of ourselves, God requires everything, Of our righteousness, He requires nothing. Why is that? Because “our righteousness” is the very thing that keeps us from Him. ~AΩ~

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Unity, Not Conformity

Unity is far superior to conformity. Conformity suppresses individual traits and strengths. Unity embraces them, and in so doing helps all of us to go higher, run faster, and be stronger — together. In the spirit of the Olympics… “Though … Continue reading

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Animalympics!

The Olympics! COVID and controversies aside, my wife and I will be glued to our television screen for the Opening Ceremony tonight and for various events over the coming days. But humans aren’t the only great athletes. In fact, most … Continue reading

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Why?

Photo: Daily Mail When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Why? Why do we need … Continue reading

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