Tag: nostalgia

  • Bibliophilia: Companion Library

    Bibliophilia: Companion Library

     For the love of old books, I’ve done many things. For these, it was simple enough… a dollar and fifty cents, plus the time and energy to bring them 500 miles home with me, and the shelf space to keep them. It was, perhaps, a silly thing to do. You see, I don’t intend to…

  • Pony Memories

    Pony Memories

      The First Reader and I were talking about ponies. I don’t recall how it came up, but we were sitting on the porch sipping coffee and blathering about nothing and everything, as you do. Now, I grew up with horses. Mom loved the big brutes, and I think I was six when she got…

  • Laying Ghosts to Rest

    Laying Ghosts to Rest

    It’s been a weird old life. It certainly took twists and turns I could never have predicted from my teens until now. I don’t think of myself as being haunted by my past – I have regrets, but I have the insight to know that the blessings in my life would not have happened had…

  • Curmudgeon’s Corner: Piglets

    Curmudgeon’s Corner: Piglets

        My grandparents ran a mixed farm in the fifties and sixties.  While their primary cash crop was tobacco they had enough dairy cows to warrant the milk truck stopping by and picking up a few cans each morning. They also grew corn and vegetables and raised chickens. I’m sure they did a lot of other…

  • Curmudgeon’s Corner: Fads and Mainstreaming

    Curmudgeon’s Corner: Fads and Mainstreaming

    Written by Sanford Begley DU2 and DU3 are into Anime, Manga, and DC universe fanfics and side characters. There is a possibility they will be coming to live with us permanently this fall. What they worry about is whether they can find anyone of their fandom in this area. You see they are, in the…

  • Guest Poetry: I Remember

    Guest Poetry: I Remember

    I remember Invincibility I remember Eating everything I remember The fear in the eyes when we entered a buffet I remember Inexhaustibility I remember Celebrating every day I remember Three hours sleep was more than enough I remember Fearlessness I remember Walking Tall I remember Winning every fight, every game I remember Romance I remember…