Monthly Archives: February 2011

Puppies, Precipitation, Piano, Percussion

It’s the last Thursday in the month of February. I cannot believe how quickly this month has charged ahead. It has been an eventful month, and an exciting one as well. As the three of us sat at Bill’s Donuts … Continue reading

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Elwood Panther Classmates – Gil Carter

Gilbert Michael Carter Gilbert Michael Carter, 48, Pendleton, passed away Feb. 21, 2011 at his residence after a brief illness. Gil was born May 29, 1962, to Michael and Ann (Gilman) Carter in Tipton. Gil graduated in 1980 from Elwood … Continue reading

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It's A Puppy World

In my defense, I had seriously considered heading to SICSA to discuss the prospects of a younger dog to assist Flyer in her new state of blindness. Someone recommended a younger dog might be great medicine for her. While driving … Continue reading

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…Abraham Lincoln, Born Feb. 12, 1809…

Abraham Lincoln, Born Feb. 12, 1809 by Walt Whitman To-day, from each and all, a breath of prayer—a pulse of thought, To memory of Him—to birth of Him.

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…Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight…

Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight by Vachel Lindsay It is portentous, and a thing of state That here at midnight, in our little town A mourning figure walks, and will not rest, Near the old court-house pacing up and down, … Continue reading

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..The People, Yes…

The People, Yes by Carl Sandburg Lincoln? He was a mystery in smoke and flags Saying yes to the smoke, yes to the flags, Yes to the paradoxes of democracy, Yes to the hopes of government Of the people by … Continue reading

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…The poetry of Abraham Lincoln…

In the spring of 1846 Abraham Lincoln sent some poetry to his friend, Andrew Johnston, and on September 6 enclosed additional stanzas with his letter. At Lincoln’s request, Johnston published portions of the poetry anonymously in the Quincy, Illinois Whig … Continue reading

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Loving and Living Each Day…

Each day, Jose has 7th period free, so I get to spend time with him each afternoon. It is nice to have this time just to ourselves. Of course, throughout the evening, after he has gotten home from work or … Continue reading

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Windshield Cleaner & De-Icer

Mother always told me, “Figure it out” when I was confronted with a barrier – no matter what the issue. And this I have done for many years. The challenging phrase has always come in handy as a father (especially … Continue reading

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