Category Archives: The Arts

Highlights from Recent Reading

from Wandering through Winter, by Edwin Way Teale Even when the wind rose—and there is almost always a wind in the valley in the afternoon—all this sea of rolling dunes remained hushed. I strained to catch the slightest sound. I … Continue reading

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February Recap

Not far from our house, on the route I walk home from work, there’s a random slide. It’s connected to, but not particularly near, a housing development. I stopped by one day to give it a try. I posted this … Continue reading

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I’m not sure why I originally put the B.C. comic strip on my Pop Culture list, but as long as it was there …  Johnny Hart was born in 1931. He sold his first cartoon to the Saturday Evening Post … Continue reading

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Wild West Show

It’s not just that we thought the Wild West Show at the National Western Stock Show might be reminiscent of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, it was actually billed that way.  And I know that entertainment 120 years ago didn’t … Continue reading

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