Happy Halloween! Title Graphic by Pixabay
October is a month chocked full of special recognitions and celebrations not the least of which is National Cat Day. Celebrate with Zoe, Elliott and me!
Toni Morrison wrote her first book, “The Bluest Eye” in 1970. It was controversial and poorly accepted at first but later became a National Bestseller. Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University. In 1988, she won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her book “Beloved.” “The […]
Violins of Hope Last night I had the pleasure of attending a concert by the Louisville Orchestra led by conductor Terry Abrams. That is always a delightful experience but last night’s performance was extra special in that it caused one to reflect on a dreadful past and to hope for a future that is free […]
the year of perfect vision fall colors have begun to seep in… staining the landscape and in places, leaving the trees to bleed… summer has lost its tenacious grip… ebbing now against the winds of change… receding into the depths of its own dusty shadows… the earth is releasing a bounty… sighing with the fall […]
Not Voting is Not a “Statement” by John Pavlovitz Please read this blog if you are even considering not voting in any upcoming election. https://johnpavlovitz.com/2019/10/22/not-voting-is-not-a-statement/
“You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down” This book by Alice Walker is made up of fifteen short stories. The stories vary in content from pornography to the civil rights movement in the sixties. Her stories are about the poor as well as the successful, such as artists and academics. The main focus of each, […]
October day a placid stream meanders through an October day… quietly reflecting the autumn trees that line its banks… a sprinkling of fallen leaves floats upon its surface… casually drifting when nudged by a gentle breeze… collectively gathering along its fringes like thoughts along the fringes of our minds a wooden bridge spans the gap […]
We are bombarded with data and sometimes I believe we become indifferent toward predictions and warnings. When it comes to the loss of birds in our environment we do so at our peril. “Birds are important indicator species because if an ecosystem is broken for birds, it is or soon will be for people, too,” according to […]
Before returning to the dark side, I was a vegetarian for ten years. From June 1993 to June 2003 I ate no kind of meat. It was harder in those days, especially when eating out, but I managed to explain to many servers that indeed fish and chicken were meat. It seemed they understood better […]
Indigenous Peoples Day Also called First People’s Day, National Indigenous Peoples Day, Indian Day (Brazil), or Native American Day Observed by Various states and municipalities in the Americas on Columbus Day. Type Ethnic Significance A day in honor of Native Indigenous Americans on Columbus Day. Date Varies Frequency Annual First time October 12, 1992 Related to National Indigenous […]
What small, simple thing would you not want to live without? Notice the adjectives “small” and “simple,” so that doesn’t include family, friends, home, car, etc. Have you ever thought about something seemingly insignificant the makes you happier, makes your life easier? I have. I have thought of velcro for example and Windex. I would […]
Days, we mostly take them for granted Births are accompanied by celebration Milestones are heralded Years, we mostly take them for granted Birthdays are party time Rites of passage are commemorated Life, we mostly take it for granted Until approaching its end.
When asked the purpose of my blog I must admit that some of the posts are silly, some I hope are entertaining but most of all I want to teach. The main goal of “Crooked Creek” the blog, is to inform, to help the reader to learn something that might be new information or old […]
October is “Breast Cancer Month” Be Informed before you buy that pink ribbon or can of soup This writer expresses my long held beliefs regarding breast cancer awareness: https://thoughtcatalog.com/parker-marie-molloy/2013/10/breast-cancer-awareness-month-is-a-marketing-scam/ With so many organizations vying for your attention in October, it can be hard to know which ones are worthy of your support. Charity Navigator has developed […]