Life in the Golden Years

The First Day of August dawns Cool; Cloudy As if a Shroud has been Pulled Across the Land August/Aoút/Agosto/’Aukake … Has come to town this year Wearing Unusual Apparel. ****** But near...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015:  As the Trees burn at Sundown! Friday, March 13, 2015:  Nothin’ Unlucky about This Friday, the 13th …

SNAPSHOTS OF THE SEASONS and  MUSINGS ON LIFE AND LOVE  A collection of poems by Jim Banister NOTE:  The following were copied and pasted from a word processing application and I...

A half-century or so ago, I was a young man and an avid pheasant hunter. That was not particularly unusual in the early 1960s. Kansas was noted for pheasant hunting back...

English, what a language! Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning.   A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym. I think a retired English...

Once Upon a Time it was August And Green marked The Kansas Plain. And on a Pleasant Summer Sunday We were Blessed by Gentle Rain Now We're Cought in the Grip...

My participation here in the year just past was sporadic.  I am going to try to be more consistent in this new year. My intent will be to post something every...

The Christmas Season and the Year 2014 are drawing to a close and here at the Banister domicile, this last month has been tinged with personal sadness. On the 12th of...

As the 2014 Thanksgiving Sun sets in another exhibition of the Beauty of God’s Creation, We here in the Hinterland prepare to welcome the Holiday Season and Brace Ourselves for the Season...