The Long Wait

Rope Swing The Long Wait begins on January 2nd. The rope swing will hang lifeless through January, February, March, April and most of May, almost 150 days. Enduring frigid cold, deafening silence and complete isolation, the rope swing will yearn for laughing children, splashing water, barking dogs, the whirring of spinning reels, the kerplunk of … Continue reading The Long Wait

United States of America

On January 6, 2021, while Congress was in session to certify the electoral votes of the 2020 Presidential election, which elected Joe Biden as the next President of the United States, a mob of thugs broke into the Capitol. Members of the mob appeared to be some of the thousands of Trump supporters who arrived … Continue reading United States of America

Friendship Patio

Reminders The Friendship Patio is a roofless three-wall "shelter" near the flower garden in Comstock, Nebraska. It is what's left of the original electric generation plant built in the 1930's. A few donated chairs, some scattered toys and the remains of a stove and refrigerator is what welcomes visitors to the patio today. Thought for … Continue reading Friendship Patio

New Year’s Eve

There are years you remember forever, seared into your memory, etched in stone, unforgettable; e.g. President Kennedy's assassination (1963), the moon landing (1969) and the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon (2001). 2020, the COVID year, is one of those years. People began stockpiling toilet paper, hand sanitizer, bottled water and food. … Continue reading New Year’s Eve

Christmas Past

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I did not take this picture, but it had a calming effect on me, and hope it does for you too. Relax and enjoy the reason for this celebration. The New Year is just around the corner. Thought for the Day: Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart … Continue reading Christmas Past

Christmas Star

Jupiter - Saturn Conjunction, 2020 Every 20 years the planets of Jupiter and Saturn align themselves in the solar system, but not always visible from Earth. It was 800 years ago, about the time of the Magna Carta, that the two planets were aligned this close to Earth. The conjunction of the two planets was … Continue reading Christmas Star

Rosy Cheeks

December, 2018 Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. Get your long johns out, we have three more months of winter. Uggh, but a smile like this will certainly warm you up. Thought for the Day: To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the … Continue reading Rosy Cheeks

Progress?

SW Omaha Construction Site Three months ago this was an idyllic farm setting in the Southwest corner of Douglas County, Nebraska. A crushed rock drive that wound its way through lush green corn fields to a proud white farm house where the porta-potty now sits. Large stately elms trees shaded the house and a sturdy … Continue reading Progress?

Comstock City Park

Comstock City Park The city park of Comstock, NE does not look like the typical small town city park. It's about the same size, one city block, with large shade trees, but that's where the similarity ends. There are no picnic tables, no swimming pool, no bandstand or anything else to accommodate large gatherings. With … Continue reading Comstock City Park