Monthly Archives: May 2013

Semicolons: how and when to use them

The most popular post I’ve written so far has been the one titled “What’s the difference between grammar, punctuation, and mechanics?”  It gets at least one view per day, and most days it tops my list of most-viewed posts. Because … Continue reading

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Slight chance of sunshine

Foggy morning in Milwaukee.  You can barely make out the sun peeking over the corner of the building at center, a circle of light only a shade brighter than the surrounding mist.  This is a color photo, by the way.  No … Continue reading

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Originally posted on nature has no boss:
You kids get off my lawn. Happy Sunday to all.

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Tight squeeze: a tree grows in Milwaukee (photo)

Seems like I’m always looking up.  Does that make me an optimist? 🙂  Here’s what I saw during this morning’s coffee run. From this angle, doesn’t the tree remind you at least a little of Samson pulling down the temple?

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Magnolia blossoms (and aggressive sparrows)

Our magnolia is in that transition between buds and leaves.  So many springs we hit the flowering stage just in time for stormy weather to send the blossoms pelting to the ground before we’re able to enjoy them.  When it started … Continue reading

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Beautiful allergy season (photo)

I’m allergic to tree pollen, and birch trees are just about the most allergenic.  Plus I hate the way fallen pollen adheres to our shoes and gets tracked into the house every spring.  But I do love the look of … Continue reading

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“Criss-cross” (photo)

Really liked the intersecting lines and distorted angles of the condensation trail, power lines, and downtown buildings.  So I had to take a photo 🙂  Just finished teaching and am ready to call it a day.  Happy Tuesday evening!

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