Author Archives: JordanCornblog

Nothing New Under the Sun

It’s a thought I sometimes find comforting, as with the phases of the moon rolling through each month or the return of spring each year. But more often it’s disquieting, as in the apparent fact that humankind is stubbornly incapable … Continue reading

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Fox and Friends

In these days of mask-wearing and social-distancing, I marvel at how the natural world continues on its steady, abiding, sustaining course. Buds burst, bulbs push up through the earth. The sun warms; the rains come; the night wind blows, mysterious … Continue reading

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It’s generally not good to act on impulse, but in this case, I think it was a good choice I made, impulsive or not. Having spent way too much time this past week bot-hunting and/or getting into useless ‘dialogue’ with … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee or Stop and Smell the Roses — Just Smell SOMETHING, Okay?

Whatever your routine is these days, you may want to check to make sure you are still smelling things. That’s what I’m taking from an interesting article by Roni Caryn Rabin in the NY Times that I read today. Published … Continue reading

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A Timely Question From Aretha Today

That’s it, just this…listen up!

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You'll Poke an Eye Out!

COVID-19 is reminding us all, if we are paying attention, of our vulnerability. If you’re like me and wake up, get coffee, turn on the computer, and immediately check the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map/Tracker, you’re well aware of how at-risk … Continue reading

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Social Distancing

It’s a very strange place, this world, right now. So much has changed, and so rapidly. Tournaments have been canceled and schools closed. I feel as though something is looming, but what? So much is unknown. And it’s challenging to … Continue reading

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Ruby’s Big Adventure

It started innocently enough. Ruby had finished her dinner on Friday and was pacing around as she often does when she needs to go out. Ruby, for those who don’t know, is our 15+-year-old Westie. A sweet girl who has … Continue reading

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My Father’s Voice

Early this morning, while it was still dark outside, I was awakened by my father’s voice calling my name. Coming suddenly full awake I was disoriented. What had just happened? What had I just heard? It was definitely his voice … Continue reading

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One More Time, With Feeling

I just published a draft post that had been sitting untended on my dashboard since November, and am now gearing up to get back into this game, encouraged by my kind blogger friend over at The Cozy Burrow. (Alice, I … Continue reading

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