Coffee, I Need Coffee

The lifeblood of designers everywhere isn’t tequila, a good champagne or a nice micro-brew, no, of course not, uh, right?  Well we suppose not, at least for the sake of this post. No the lifeblood for those early morning hours, or those hours that go into the middle of the night(or early morning), when the […]

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Colonel Joshua Chamberlain

“In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear, but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls.” – Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain (October 3rd, 1889 Gettysburg. 20th Maine dedication)

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Commander Sawyers Charge

I am an Ohioan, a proud Ohioan whose family has been in Ohio since; best I can determine, the 1820’s, maybe earlier. I have ancestors who have fought in the Civil War, including a fellow named Kingsbury Sweet who was my grandfather’s, grandfather. So, to no surprise I am interested in stories about Ohio units […]

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Two Tramps in Mud Time

Two Tramps in Mud Time  — Robert Frost Out of the mud two strangers came And caught me splitting wood in the yard, And one of them put me off my aim By hailing cheerily “Hit them hard!” I knew pretty well why he had dropped behind And let the other go on a way. […]

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US Army 238 Years Old Today

In honor of that day, June 14th, 1775 the founding of the Continental Army and the service of so many of my family members I thought I would do a visual salute to the United States Army. So in honor of my Dad who was in on the front lines facing the Russians in Germany […]

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Vitenam: A Different Story

An hour long documentary Entertaining Vietnam. Entertainers who didn’t perform at the large base or with the Bob hope tour but those who went to the small out of the way forward bases and more dangerous areas of South Vietnam. A very different look and a unique story well told. Anyone interested in the Vietnam […]

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December 29th

Dear Readers Today it was 54 degrees and sunny. The cats were grateful and played outside most of the day, it was a great day to get some good fresh air and just enjoy an amazing December day. It was so great I’d have to call it a Chamber of Commerce kind of day here […]

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June 6th, 1944

The story Okay I pulled this account from Blonde Housewife, who pulled it from BlackFive(dot)net I’d been looking for something to post about today and this seems the most appropiate. On a day when so many gave the last full measure for the United States of America. I pulled this from the D-Day website, some startling […]

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Math: 50 years

The teaching of America’s youth moves onward: Fifty Years of Math  1959-2009 (in the USA ) Last week we purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took our $2 and digging for change we found 8 cents and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, […]

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CENTS Show, Coming Up!

I’ll be leaving for the CENTS show on Sunday morning, I need to be there by 11:30am. My stone workshop is SOLD OUT! A full class of 25 eager stone-niks. It should be a lot of fun. I have not “planned the entire 3 hours, I am leaving some latitude for the students to take […]

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Housekeeping, Websites, and E-mail

Anyone who had been looking for the website for the Whispering Crane Institute this last week may have had some problems. Problems like finding it. It wasn’t there-it was gone. The data had vanished into the internet tubes out there in data space. How’d it happen? I got no idea. Anyway without boring anyone who […]

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