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: RER Eight years since my dad died. It’s so great when he’s in one of my dreams.

: Green

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: The Sweet Life 🐶

: First Fruits 🌱

: Friday morning What a delightful breakfast spot!

: RIP, Dickey Betts

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: Is so a word

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: Ancient DNA maps migration in the Roman Empire Interesting.

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: Third Places American suburbs provide an excess of privacy, but deny proximity to those places upon …

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: The Bloody Mary - Susan Donnelly Sunday in late December calls for one, with a celery stalk and …

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: My Lord Has Come O morning stars together Proclaim the holy birth And praises sing to God the King …

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: handsome archie 🐶

: 12.21 Happy Solstice!

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: Come on you Spurs The thing about an ugly win is that it's ... worth 3 points.⚽

: Jingle All the Way - Béla Fleck and the Flecktones 🎶

: Christmas Mail - Ted Kooser Cards in each mailbox, angel, manger, star and lamb, as the rural …

: We Three Kings - The Roches 1990 🎶

: A thought Generally, the world says, "Work first, and benefits come after." (E.g., exercise, then …

: analog days A 2011 photo of the Library of Congress' card catalog (now digitized). Source: Dr. Amy …

: I love John Prine The moon and stars / hang out in bars / just talkin' -- "Summer's End"

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: ewr (1923-2022) Today, this little girl would have been 100 years old.

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: My town in the Golden Hour Downtown Dallas, Texas USA

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: Welcome, Morning - Anne Sexton There is joy in all: in the hair I brush each morning, in the Cannon …

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: If I were to open a pub, perhaps it would be "The Lamb & Puppy." 🐶

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: Writers Who've Stuck with Me (or With Whom I've Stuck) an ongoing list P.G. Wodehouse • G.K. …

: Public Art "Tree Sleeves" on Kneeling Bois d'arc, Tietze Park, Dallas, Texas, USA

: Sorolla Really lovely paintings. “Spanish Light: Sorolla in American Collections” …

: TV Rec Megan and I are loving "This Farming Life," on Britbox. City folk have no idea what it's like …

: Happy, happy Spurs days! (A feeling Spurs fans are not overly familiar with.) UPDATE: 3 straight …

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: Conundrum Undecided.

: Rare The terse explanation she'd given for her depression was a "bad breakup." Sam felt it had to be …

: Two by David Brooks Over the Trump years, we’ve learned how easy it is to anesthetize one’s moral …

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: Archie & Red Mike This day begins with a 2-dog walk. 07:15, 09.23.2023, Dallas, TX, USA 📷

: South Fork The road goes on forever and the party never ends. – Robert Earl Keen, Jr.

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: Mac's Shack, Wellfleet, MA

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: Ryder's Cove at sunset.

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: maybe Is this how judgment day will be? "... something that would have been terror, but for the joy, …

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: So Good Of all the websites in all the internets, the Dust to Digital Instagram account may bring me …

: Lora Webb Nichols, Photographer "Wilbur Scafe's Pack Trip: Ruth, 1932" by Lora Webb Nichols. From an …

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: Carne "The way to battle abstraction in our time is to embrace the material, the incarnation of our …

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: Archie’s binky. 🐶📷

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: Concrete ... the presentation of our bodies is our spiritual act of worship. It is a significant …

: Felix culpa God can make good use of all that happens. But the loss is real. [C.S. Lewis …

: Football can be fun. Who knew? Spurs v. Hammers: Lots of fun in the West Ham box (plus, great game …

: Rufus, John, and Peggy Enjoying Rufus Wainwright's Folkocracy -- especially, Peggy Seeger's "Heading …

: New gifts every morning

: Of blessed memory Jon Flaming (Am. 1962-), Peggy Sue BBQ, Dallas

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: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner David French on where to look for threats …

: Two(+/-) for Three SCOTUS last week: (1) Affirmative action - yep. (2) Student loans - yep. (3) …

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: Panhandle scenes at 75 mph. XIT

: Henry Moore in the forest

: The Watcher

: ECR 2023

: archie's world

: forty-three years

: Pals or, maybe, Frenemies

: One of my favorite pieces at the Met

: 06:04 mdt

: Happy Birthday to this (T)ACLLEH!

: Out the window

: LES

: june seventh Happy Birthday to this one: Firstborn. Happy Anniversary to these two: Miss them.

: Laura's Garden | Bush Library, SMU, Dallas

: Mom's vase

: big and bright

: Winter After the Stillbirth | Renee Emerson My husband dreads the winter. Born himself on the …

: High windows

: More High Windows Elsworth Kelly, Austin

: Oregano blossoms

: like capistrano The Beach Balls have completed their winter migration!

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: Here we are! I must admit, sometimes I find the daily lectionary to be a chore. Not today. This, …

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: in the alley from the coffee shop

: St. Fiacre of the Sorrel

: Noble beast

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: Chairman Archie presiding 🐶 “The meeting will come to order.”

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: Good Friday, 2023 Cabora Drive Trail, Playa Vista, Los Angeles, CA🥾

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: Dawn pickets

: Blue. Ewok.

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