Category Archives: Melancholy Monday

Family Flashbacks (18)

With this new year still in its diapers/nappies, I find myself reflecting back on this date in previous years, and this one, sixteen years ago, came to mind. We were happily ensconced in Omaha, Nebraska, and we had had a … Continue reading

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I think back, now and then, just how lucky I’ve been With the lands I’ve been privileged to know, All the curious faces and magical places I’ve seen, How in many a new land I’ve taken a new hand In … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Memorial Day

We decided to attend the Memorial Day celebration today in the Prospect Hill Cemetery,  the oldest cemetery in Omaha. Part of the observance included a spectacular demonstration by the First Nebraska Volunteers, a group of uniformed Civil War re-enactors. The … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Rings within rings

It’s funny what turns up from a long ago day:Many a memory long locked away

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Melancholy Monday: A Farewell to Film

I have been called to task by several of you followers for posting things under my “Melancholy Monday” tag that were not really melancholy. I believe, however, that this one will fit the description quite well.We are in the final … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Rest easy, Jack

As is my custom, I put our Jack-O’-Lantern to rest in our compost pile after he has lived out his proud duty as guardian of our portal against the ghoulies and ghosties and short-leggedy beasties that came calling and hoping … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Lungshan

Considering what I might bring you of a melancholy nature on this calm Monday, an afternoon in Taiwan in the spring of 2005 floated to the top. I was having a free day of exploration between entrance meetings and the … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Solstice sweetness

It’s the shortest day of the year.  Starting tomorrow, the nights will be getting shorter and the days will be getting longer.  A fire is glowing in the fireplace and a solstice candle is burning close by.  As I contemplate … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Mellow mix

We’ve just returned from what we thought would be our last visit to the cabin for the year, but the construction projects are not yet finished, so there will need to be one more.         By the time we left, practically … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Summer’s swan song

There’s something in the air again as summer prepares to take its leave to make way for this year’s autumn.  The equinox that heralds the official seasonal transition here in the northern hemisphere will occur the day after tomorrow at … Continue reading

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