Category Archives: simplify

“The weird turn pro” – Hunter S Thompson, 1971 

5 April, 2020            “The weird turn pro” – Hunter S Thompson, 1971  “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro” – Hunter S Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1971. That quote doesn’t … Continue reading

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“ephemeral” (noun): plant – or – (adjective): lasts a short time 

29 March, 2020            ephemeral (noun): plant ephemeral (adjective): lasts a short time  My non ephemeral friend Gus and me at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota in 1991. This picture was taken sixteen years after we met … Continue reading

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“Sometimes it’s hard to think of the world as a good place…”

22 March, 2020           “Sometimes it’s hard to think of the world as a good place…” “…but I got to tell you, there are people who don’t know me at all, sending me food.” – a … Continue reading

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Some cars have sunroofs – mine has an eagleroof

8 March, 2020          Some cars have sunroofs – mine has an eagleroof I drove to the river on the morning of Virginia’s Democratic Primary and looked up and saw this gorgeous bird perched directly above the … Continue reading

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Owls travel a quarter of the way around the sun

23 February, 2020            Owls travel a quarter of the way around the sun I’m open to people’s interpretations for why this might have happened. This week I observed a natural phenomenon and I find it … Continue reading

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Happy to be outdoors 

16 February, 2020            Happy to be outdoors  I’m reading a book by Florence Williams called The Nature Fix – Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. Here’s the book cover:  Although that’s not … Continue reading

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PEOPLE, planes, trains and automobiles (and owls) 

9 February, 2020            PEOPLE, planes, trains and automobiles (and owls)  This picture is from earlier today in Belmont, NC with my timeless friends Skye, Dani and Betsy. We all met DECADES ago but today was … Continue reading

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