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2006 

OK—Reflections from JUST INSIDE the Back Porch! I stepped outside on my back porch, as I do every morning, and was greeted by a +6ºF St. Paul morning—exactly as predicted. I may be old, but not stupid—my china, not stoneware, mug of organically & shade grown, fair trade, unpolluted with cream & s...
11/29/2006
It’s quite cool this morning on the back porch, 25ºF & windy—perhaps “normal’ weather is approaching! The wind is out of the northwest, thank you N. Dak, & Alberta! A precursor to the fabled “Alberta Clippers” that bring us the best our Canadian neighbors have to offer. I’ll probably walk to the...
11/28/2006
So there was once an appraiser, a mortgage broker, and a real estate salesman, who oddly enough, were all friends, and one day they decided to go fishing. They arrived at the lake, launched the appraiser’s 500hp bass boat (even though they were fishing for sunfish), and motored placidly at full ...
11/28/2006
By Medford Ambrose (My Turn) Now—how does Jay start these? Oh never mind, he ain’t writing this so I guess I’ll do it my own way. It’s a fine morning, this one. I’ve pretty much recovered from yesterday’s excess. I’m walking over to Jay’s for my morning cup of Folger’s© freeze-dried instant coff...
11/23/2006
By Jay Merton & Medford Ambrose I just stepped out on the back porch, and with my ever-present mug, china, not stoneware, filled with steaming organically-grown, free trade, Guatemalan-roast coffee, I was savoring the 33ºF clear morning, and the apple pie beginning to bake in my oven—when I hear...
11/23/2006
We will be taking Thanksgiving off—completely, as we hope you consider as well. No Posts. No comments. Med, Laura & I will not so much as press the power switch on our computers. We will be developing a couple of new characters: James our currently one-dimensional whipping boy will start to visit...
11/21/2006
As Medford and I made our way towards our usual table, the one by the front plate-glass window, where in the summer months we can (and do) make comments about the passers-by, but in winter we generally avoid looking out—the reflection’s not pretty, we were AGAIN stopped in our tracks by: “HEY YO...
11/21/2006
While reading some of the comments to various posts, I often come across the acronym: IMHO. I really hate to admit that I’m not exactly up on IM speak—so to speak—in kinda validates the opinion of some that seniors ar not with it—whatever it is. So I looked it up: IMHO: An abbreviation for “in m...
11/21/2006
This morning I find the back porch a balmy 40ºF, with a light breeze out of the west, my mug (china, not stoneware), of (organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, Guatemalan-roast, unpolluted with cream or sugar) coffee hot and steaming, warming my hands. Not that they needed warming, mind you.Yeste...
11/20/2006
My ever-present mug (china, not stoneware), of (organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, Guatemalan-roast, unpolluted with cream or sugar) coffee hot and steaming, is warming my hands in the 22ºF clear pre-dawn morning. My thoughts again roam to my great good fortune in this life. Again this morni...
11/19/2006
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