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Notes from the Pens · 17h ago

Out in the Snow

We have been snow bound for several days now. I have gone for a walk each day, but Bow has not wanted to go out.At first there was not much snow on the ground, but it was nice to take a walk...
Notes from the Pens · 4d ago

A Place of No Return

Do you remember the scene from Pinocchio where the bad guys are recruiting children to go into their Sanctuary? (Yes, I'm going to call it a sanctuary, because it's a place where children ar...
Notes from the Pens · 3W ago

Bow's Christmas Day 2017

Bow got two gifts on Christmas day: a new blanket and candy bracelets in festive red and green.Half the fun in getting presents is unwrapping them.Bow delighted in tearing away the paper to ...
Notes from the Pens · 3W ago

Snow on the Ground

This morning we woke up to snow on the ground. It was not much snow, but it is the first snow of the season.In the back yard, the liquidambar pods were topped with snow, like tiny Christmas ...
Notes from the Pens · 1M ago

Bow's Christmas Card and Gift

Bow received an envelope in the mail today. It was addressed to "Mr. Bow Katz", and there were beautiful stamps on the front."Look, Bow. Here is something for you. It came in the mail. Do yo...
Notes from the Pens · 1M ago

It's All in the Point of View

Bow and I  are getting ready for Christmas. As we put up our tree, many of the ornaments, which are just pictures of Sword and Bow in their younger days, make us reminisce about the past.The...
Notes from the Pens · 1M ago

What Bow Did Over Thanksgiving Break

Bow's favorite thing at the Thanksgiving dinner is the sparkling red grape juice.His second favorite thing is the cranberry sauce.His third favorite thing this year was the apple pie. He had...
Notes from the Pens · 2M ago

Bow the Conservationist

The logging continues, but Bow and I are finding ways to ignore it and get on with our lives.Bow leafs through an issue of the Missouri ConsevationistYesterday, for instance, Bow watched the...
Notes from the Pens · 2M ago

The Logging Continues

For the past three days, the loggers have been cutting down trees close to our property line. They start at seven in the morning, when we are not quite done with breakfast, but they are gone...
Notes from the Pens · 2M ago

The Loggers Next Door

This morning, things have not been so peaceful. Ever since breakfast, the neighbors next door have been logging on their section of the woods next to ours. They have every right to do this, ...