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...

Portrait of an Idyllic June Day in the Country (A Word Painting): He walked along a narrow path in the woods near the edge of the ten feet tall dirt bank....

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...