HERE COMES THE JUDGE

Top of the sixth bases were loaded The score was zero to zero Then Gurriel’s swing exploded And two RBIs made him a hero One run was added when Altuve’s speed Brought him home from first in a dash A most amazing 10 seconds deed Proclaimed his fame in lightning flash Four up the Astros…

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For Love of God and Country

Twenty thousand lights Shone brightly that night As their voices were singing Through the air they were ringing For love of  God and country.   "God bless America Land that I love Stand beside her And guide her Through the night With the light from above."   Then the one without a soul Who had…

ABOUT ALZHEIMER DISEASE

When I think of my childhood, my most vivid memories are those when I was very young before I started school. It was a time when my world was huge and anything could happen. We lived in the city of South Houston, a suburb of Houston, Texas. My mother had backyard chickens behind our 1930's…

New Aviary Additions

From my Mandarins Spring hatch on July 1, 2017, I had 4 males and 1 female survive. Mandarins bond in pairs and remain true to their mate, so I had a dilemma as to how to solve the imbalance. I could keep one male and female and sell the extra 3 males, however there is…

Our House Divided

I don't believe there is a person in America who, deep in their heart, does not thirst for an answer to bridge the divisions among us. I'm not sure all of us, however, are awakening to the dangers of where we are truly headed. The steep precipice we face is daunting. If we do not…

When the Wind Blows

There are days when the wind blows: I hear your voice calling my name; Your footsteps fall on pine needles In the same break and tempo as mine; I see your image in a green lake Feeding ducks with smiling children; I feel your father’s heartbreak When Little Miss Magic cries. There are days when…

Pakistan-Israel Alliance

I felt compelled to write a blog about why our Christian pastor's podiums are silent when it comes to the plight of Christians facing annihilation in the Middle East. My mind wandered while researching the subject. Instead I ran across a blogger named Noor Dahri, a Pakistani Muslim, who founded the Pakistan-Israel Alliance which celebrates…

The Love in Raising Mandarin Ducks

I fell in love with Mandarin ducks three years ago. They are different from the domestic Welch Harlequins, Black East Indies and Blue Runners I raised. They are beautiful in flight. Their voices are the familiar voices of wild birds, not quacking of farm ducks. The males whistle in everyday expression. When they are courting…

Hummingbirds

Today was overcast, but very pleasant with temperatures in the 70's. I took my time with outdoor chores, and when I rested upon the swing, below our wisteria-covered arbor, I got a surprise visit from a male and female ruby-throated hummingbird. They were squabbling over the six feeders hanging from an umbrella frame I had…