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Books and Beyond

“The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah was discussed by members attending the Cottonwood Book Club the evening of July 1. It’s a 448-page book. Much of the book takes place during the depression in the 1930s. I shared with the group that the first few years of my parents’ marriage took ...

No matter how many times

I am always continually amazed. What amazes me is this — no matter how many times I experience something, there’s always something in it that recaptures my attention. Perhaps it’s because one sees, hears or tastes something that was not seen, heard or tasted before within that same ...

Disconnect

This day and age, we trade a screen at home or in the office for one in the boat. I’d argue the latter is an upgrade, as the only incoming media an angler gets bombarded by on a sonar is report of what’s below or off to the side of the watercraft. The only visceral reaction and dopamine ...

The mask

Getting lined up for cancer treatment involves approximately as many people and resources as it took to build the Saturn V rocket. My initial day at the cancer center was a learning experience. Among the first things they requested was permission to take my photo. “Is that really ...

Assassination attempt leads everyone toward shock and sadness

Every once in a blue moon something happens in the world that shocks people, enough so that they remember what they were doing when they first heard the news. I had that situation last Sunday after the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump. It started out as a typical ...