Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Linguistic Haiku VII - Quotation Mark


Photo 58163209 © Ian Nixon |

Quotation Mark Redefined!

A quotation mark
renamed "inverted double
comma" Excel "Help"

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

July 2022

 Scenes along Lake Avenue in White Bear Lake, MN in July 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Spring 2022


Geraniums in a front garden setting (5.23.22)

Deck Mandevilla Plant with a sun sculpture watching

Lilacs by White Bear Lake (In White Bear Lake, MN, and those below in a late Spring 6.2.23 )
Pink creeping phlox

Bee hives stacked near White Bear Lake

Objects arranged by passerby's in Nature's hollowed out tree trunk

White Spirea Bush

Miniature Lilac Tree

Flag overlooking White Bear Lake

Memorial Garden: "In Honor of Those Who Served our Nation and Defended our Freedom"

Tuesday, April 19, 2022


Hard to believe Humble Blogger has reached "that age" on April 18, 2022!

Octogenarian Haiku
(when available)

From a distance he
watches his hourglass drain
its last grains of sand

The true memories
lie on the aging pages
of his two diaries

Patents and papers
he once prized, have now become

Monday, April 18, 2022

Easter Monday 2022


The Resurrected Jesus shares bread with his disciples at Emmaus

(Matthias Stomer was a Dutch, possibly Flemish, painter who is only known for the works he produced during his residence in Italy. Work of art, paint, brush, sketch, color, oil on canvas, abstract texture, graphic minimalist, watercolor, palette of artist, pencil and brushstroke. Photo ID 243864188 © Rob Van Hees |

"When they drew near to the village to which they were going, he made as if to go on; but they pressed him to stay with them. 'It is nearly evening' they said 'and the day is almost over' so he went in to stay with them. Now while he was with them at table, he took the bread and said the blessing; then he broke it and handed it to them.  And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; but he had vanished from their sight.  Then they said to each other. 'Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us?"  They set out that instant and returned to Jerusalem.  There they found the Eleven assembled together with their companions who said to them, 'Yes, it is true.  The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.' Then they told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognized him at the breaking of the bread. "

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Easter Sunday 2022


After three days Jesus emerges from His tomb!

(Vatican Museum Jesus Resurrection Rise from Tomb Tapestry Rome Italy. Photo ID 163660473 © William Perry |

"After the sabbath, towards dawn on the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to visit the sepulchre. And all at once there was a violent earthquake, for the angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. His face was like lightning, his robe white as snow.  The guards were so shaken, so frightened of him, that they were like dead men. But the angel spoke and he said to the women, 'There is no need to be afraid. I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here, for he has risen, as he said he would.  Come and see the place where lay, then go quickly and tell his disciples, "He has risen from the dead and now he is going before you to Galilee; it is there you will see him". Now I have told  you.'  Filled with awe and great joy the women came quickly away from the tomb and ran to tell the disciples. " (Mt 28:1-8)

Note: Scripture passage is from the Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,

Friday, April 15, 2022

Good Friday 2022


Jesus Dies on the Cross

(The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ painting from Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Photo ID 48657096 © Mineria6 |

"When the sixth hour came there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.  And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, 'Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?' which means 'My God, my God, why have you deserted me?' When some of those who stood by heard this, they said,  'Listen, he is calling on Elijah'. Someone ran and soaked a sponge in vinegar and, putting it on a reed, gave it him to drink saying, 'Wait and see if Elijah will come to take him down'. But Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. And the veil of the Temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  The centurion, who was standing in front of him, had seen how he had died, and he said, 'In truth this man was a son of God'. " (Mk 15:33-39)

Note: Scripture passage is from the Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,