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Monthly Archives: January, 2016

Adventures of Chip de ‘Ville (fake spring)

“Gorgeous, amazing, spring-like afternoon destined to be a weather succubus to kill our souls when the next insidious and inevitable snowfall occurs!” (Chip’s in a Russian period these days.)

January 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

A pause on the path

When things stick out of their surroundings, I like to photograph them. I cannot explain the surface of this tree–if it is healthy, sick, stripped or simply a softwood in … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

A solid foundation

Years ago, at an office Christmas party held at a local dinner theatre, I found myself and a member of our board of directors seated at a table with two … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

Winter in Magnolia

This fence separating the yard from the garden and orchard at my maternal grandparents’ home was temporarily bejeweled by an ice and snow storm several years ago. Yesterday’s snowstorm reminded … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adventures of Chip de ‘Ville (snow fun)

Hello all. Chip here. I hate snow. I hate cold. I hate rain. The photo above is representative of my attitude regarding outdoor activities in these conditions: “I’m waiting! Open … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Good advice, warts and all

It pains me to recommend an article that contains grammatical errors, however, the content is pretty good. Shame on the author and Forbes.com, though, for poor proofreading and using a … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chip endorses Grossberg for Mrs. Kentucky

Hello all. Chip, here. It’s too bad that pets are deprived the vote. There’s no telling how much better the world would be were we given the opportunity to run … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

Claim your square in 2016

Whether they are digital or paper, calendars usually involve squares. Fifty-two weeks and 365-days’ worth of them. Does your non-profit have claim on at least one of those squares? If … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Adventures of Chip de ‘Ville (Brown Park)

Hi, I’m Chip and I live in Louisville, Ky. My person’s name is on this blog but I think of her not as Dannah or Dannie but as Prue (Person … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 5 Comments

Warm memory for a cold night

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment