Circle of Love -

A bit mean, yet right on point…

The question before us now is how we will move forward, how we will rebuild collectives for common good, to build a constructive form of American Patriotism.

 A history of our anthropology shows ever growing larger circles of cooperation. This will continue. The question is how fast and at what cost….

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Hazzard Hill Cemetery, Waycross, Georgia

A visit to Hazzard Hill

I had a great visit to the Hazzard Hill Cemetery in Waycross, Georgia, on the day before “Independence Day.” I went to find the grave of Della Doe – someone who is a stranger with no close known connection – more on this after I complete my research and documentation. Two gentlemen were very gracious […]

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Definition of a cigarette

From 1895: Definition of a cigarette

“An exchange gives the following definition of a cigarette: A cigarette is a roll of paper, tobacco and drugs, with a small fire at one end and a big fool at the other. Some of the chief enjoyments are condensed night-mares, fits, cancer of the lips and stomach, spinal meningitis, softening of the brain, funeral […]

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Time, Family, Research, Understanding

Even though the COVID-19 Pandemic has eliminated some activities, such as waiting for the school bus and commuting to work, it is still necessary to make time for important leisure activities. We do family walks almost every day, and we have Friday Family Movie Nights. But even better, I have had time to pursue even […]

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A new social media platform, promising no ads and no data mining. Sounds cool. Will be looking a bit more at their business model. Snagged a short URL with just my first name. Guess that’s not bad… UPDATE: Appears to be a bit of controversy about the founder – not sure that makes this a […]

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Alexander IV School Third Grade 1968-1969

This is Mrs. Nancy Garrett’s 3rd grade class for 1968-69. I remember a few of these folks from high school, but don’t think I have seen any of them in at least 42 years… Several of my classmates, however, made lasting memories. One of these children beat me up several times. Several showed me kindness […]

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Still stuck on an energy idea…

I am very intrigued with physics. I deeply admire people who have the patience and skill to explain physics to me (rest in peace, Stephen Hawking). With limited time to research wild ideas, (aka unencumbered by the thought process…) I still wonder how creation happened. In the Big Bang, all that we know of the […]

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Bay County UU Hurricane damage

The effects of Hurricane Michael are still being felt by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bay County. Their Religious Education Buildings are still unusable. Please help them rebuild! You can do your part with just a few bucks! RELIEF FUND Hurricane Michael Rebuild

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Social Isolation leading to “Cultural Malaise”

I do not always agree with David Brooks. In speaking of two non-political stories that stood out this week, he made a key point at the end of Friday’s NPR segment to which I add some emphasis: …And the second is the shocking release of a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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De Veritate

The last two sentences from the book, De Veritate (“On Truth”), first published in 1624, written by Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury 1 (1582-1648) I have frequently pointed out that owing to the action of free will, or the infinite within us, we can, if we desire, shut our eyes, stop up our ears, and […]

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