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THE BANTAM CHESSNUT

A Blog by Tom Boyd
Life, Love, Looking Back & Living

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My Brothers

My brother, Bernd D. Gregor, is my only sibling. He is seven years older than me and is a “half” brother. His German father died while...

Emily Dickinson-Did you Know?

The follow blog post is by Paola Bennett featured on Inspiring Quotes Emily Dickinson is considered one of the greatest American poets of...

Thoughts on LOVE

Love Thyself ~ by Joel Rafael Love thyself most and best Love thyself day and night Let no feared word cause thee To hate thyself Love...

Alive

Originally posted in 2019, I am bringing this one out of the archives because it offers perspective along with personal meaning. What are...

Life Lessons & Lima Beans

I hated vegetables when I was a kid, but I was not allowed to leave the dinner table until I cleaned my plate. Some nights there would be...

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...

 

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