Sunday, January 22, 2017

Getting Along...

America's underlying strength lies not in diversity or in any abstract or physical power, but in a sort
of plurality. In reality, that strength emerges only when we as a community can muster at the least, tolerance, and even better, an ability to abide and concede that we possess different and beneficial strengths.
The only way that this plurality can continue as strength rather than a destructive and divisive undoing is through dialogue, and much better, a conscious relaxation of the need to be absolutely, immovably (and potentially violently) correct in every situation. It's important to remember that hubris is destructive, even if we truly are right.
By accepting each and every person's commendable and imperfect character of 'rightness', we approach the desirable position of plurality. The cooperative state of plurality is attainable through even the most impenetrable jungle of opposing egos. Fortunate it is though, this gulf is well crossable with the vision of any goal held in common, the courage of placid, vigorous character, and a communicative, calm tone.
Even the most simple task can be undone by focusing on any aspect that is difficult or unpracticed. It's though practicing this worthwhile dialogue that we can understand and enable strength from differences of opinion. Plurality is imperative to understand and implement in our families and communities, but it takes time and tolerance before it can become a restorative strength once again.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Years Evening 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Winter Solstice 2016

A long, dark night.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

We had been looking forward to this one for a while. There's not a lot of expectation for the holiday, just hopes and anticipation.
Seriously, this is an amazing group of individuals who I'm glad to have as my family.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween 2016

Lots of weirdness and tomfoolery on this Halloween. Odd happenings and strange ways, I never really got into it, but I carved a punkin, at least.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

July's Beginning

July is off to a green start; this summer feels good to be into.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Month's End

June has been outlandish beautiful.

Sunday, June 19, 2016


We had a group of splendid people from South America over to the cabin, and I was able to take a printing class taught by a dear friend with my blessed daughter.  Another good span to this splendid month.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Assorted Ephemera

He was really, really tired. They stayed like that for at least fifteen minutes.
He does a great job at making things work again.

G√ľnter and Sigurd don't sit still for long, though.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Life is good. Life is full.