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Instructions on Not Giving Up

More than the fuchsia funnels breaking out of the crabapple tree, more than the neighbor’s almost obscene display of cherry limbs shoving...

Bantams & Chess - Here's the Story...

I don’t know how chickens or kids determine who is to be picked on and isolated from their society. Looking back, I believe that chess and

Meet Pumpernickel - My Best Friend

When I was in middle school my folks moved to the country. One day, they bought home three barnyard (mutts or mixed breed) Bantam chicks,...

Doorways

Your life is an open doorway where God enters the world. what you say and do, what you notice, what you hold and set down, each is a...

If I Knew Then…

If I knew then what I know now I would have walked more And ate less If I knew then what I know now I would have given my kids more time...

“The World is Mine”

Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely maid with golden hair; I envied her—she seemed so gay, and how, I wished I were so fair; When suddenly...

A Beautiful Reflection on LIFE

“If Tomorrow Starts Without Me”….A reminder that the present moment is all that really IS. If Tomorrow Starts Without Me If tomorrow...

Quotations on the Time Before Dying

“It is too bad that dying is the last thing we do, because it could teach us so much about living.” – Robert M. Herhold “For my part, I...

Mule Days

Mule Days Go visit, highly recommended and on my bucket list. May 25-30 2021 Bishop CA https://muledays.org/events/schedule/ I’m Mule...

Frogs

December 3, 2013 / Boyd & Nicholas Kiss the Frog “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your handsome prince.” I have a friend...

Use Snopes

Use Snopes September 24, 2013 / Boyd & Nicholas My wife and I have a number of relatives, friends and colleagues that are from the far...

Prayers

August 6, 2013 / Boyd & Nicholas This past February (2013) I learned that I had kidney cancer. As a result I did something I had never...

I miss wine coolers

May 28, 2013 / Boyd & Nicholas California Cooler in 1981 invented the wine cooler. Two dudes mixing the wine and fruit juices in a garage...

Old Cities, Old Ladies

August 15, 2013 / Boyd & Nicholas In 1990 I visited a client in Toledo. It seemed only United flew to Toledo so lacking competition they...

A Love Story

September 10, 2013 / Boyd & Nicholas Recently I watched Doctor Zhivago, the 1965 big hit, for the first time. Zhivago is a poet and a...

Spirit in the Sky

For Cynthia Ann Boyd and her daughter Lorelei Lea (2/7/2008-9/27/2008) When I die and they lay me to rest Gonna go to the place that’s...

 

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