Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hey, Murphy – pass the hydraulic fluid

Q: What does one do the Sunday between football play-offs and the Super Bowl? A: The things that didn’t get done while lolling on the sofa quaffing beers every Sunday since August. One could watch TV–there’s a Barry Manilow themed … Continue reading

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Didja Ever…?

Have you ever played that little game,”Didja ever’? I play it all the time around here, ‘specially since a penance has come a-callin’ and I am getting visitors on a regular basis. I love the lady who comes to take … Continue reading

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BSI: Bee Scene Investigator

(Note and disclaimer: The following post might actually contain factual information relevant to beekeepers.) All the bees are dead and I want to know why. I want to autopsy the bees. Technically, since they are not human beings, I want … Continue reading

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Are we too late?

One day it is time to get out the suntan lotion and a couple of beach towels because temps are nearing 70 degrees in the middle of January. Three days later we are facing the coldest part of winter. It’s just … Continue reading

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Hundreds dead in Hereford

The bees are dead. All of them. John is distressed. In the fall, he loaded each hive with fondant (bee candy made from sugar-water) for them to eat. He insulated their hives. They should have been warm and cozy with … Continue reading

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Teaching Our Children Respect – Another Idea

If things go as planned and March 2013 shows up like it is supposed to, I will have completed twenty years of retirement after a 40 year hitch at McGraw-Hill Inc. I left there in February 1993 and two weeks … Continue reading

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After Thoughts

We made it! We survived the end of civilization, predicted by the so-called Mayan experts, and a few days later another hectic season of Christmas celebrations slipped by. Now it is all part of our history. Most are enjoying this … Continue reading

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