Category Archives: Summer

Too hot, too humid, between Jun 21st and September 22nd, most years.

WorldCon Withdrawals

Despite what my husband thinks, I have not over-dosed on science fiction since last Wednesday when the 74th World Science Fiction Convention (commonly referred to as WorldCon) arrived for the second time in Kansas City, Missouri.  MidAmeriCon II ended yesterday … Continue reading

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Grande Finale to a Grand Weekend

I’m amazed at how much I accomplished this past weekend, especially considering my husband had major surgery less than three weeks ago. Friday Evening Friday night was our first venture out on a ‘date’ since the surgery.  I signed up … Continue reading

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Good Morning Sunflower

I noticed yesterday afternoon as Terry and I were leaving to meet friends for dinner that one of my sunflower plants had bloomed.  We made it home just before sunset when I was able to snap a photo of the … Continue reading

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Wildflower Garden Update

Last fall, we had some landscaping done on the east and north sides of the house. The south side just had some fill dirt graded against the foundation and a cherry try planted between the apple tree and the fence. … Continue reading

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Remembering My Great Grandfather

My wallpaper on my work computer displayed a photo I took several years ago of my great-grandfather’s grave in Easton, Kansas: When I saw his date of death on the headstone, I realized that this summer was the 40th anniversary … Continue reading

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Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial in KC this Weekend

https://theworldwar.org/memorialday2015 Free to the public.  Opens this Friday at 2:30 pm staying through Memorial Day. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Less Than Three Years to Prepare

For once, I live in just about the best spot to observe a total solar eclipse. The center line for the eclipse coming in August 2017 is just a few miles north of where I live.  That being said, the … Continue reading

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