Finally Settling In: The Worry

Wide Awake But Dreaming

Well, yesterday was interesting as was the night.  Tonight will likely be even more interesting since last night I was asked to work the desk by the door and not only do my phone bank calls, but set up people coming in to do phone banking since I already know the routine.

Yeah, I’m just full of comments, aren’t I?

Yesterday we saw Annie and Kerry check in, but at least Paris isn’t like the Hotel California and they’ll be able to check out after checking in.  And now Kerry is relating a dream he had of them where Annie is in–how do I say it?  In a family way?  But there’s more–

(The following excerpts from The Foundation Chronicles, Book Three: C For Continuing, copyright 2016 by Cassidy Frazee)

“Really?” Annie was somewhat happy that Kerry wasn’t looking up as he spoke, because he couldn’t see the surprise she knew…

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tim's weed patch

Ok I discovered a truth. The pods-previously viewed- are the containers that hold the seeds.According to Jane Embertson the pods are the final station for the plant and they hold a beauty of their own.So next up is Common Milkweed-Asxiepias syriaca.This weed blooms June-Aug growing 2′-5′ tall in all the usual places:roadsides,fields,ditches,all the undesirable places.The flowers are oval with rounded tips.Now the good stuff! The pods develop Sept into winter.As one can see the pod is warty with parachutes to spread the seeds.A cool thing about pods is that creative people make arrangements from them.Always something good coming-most of the time-from my weed patch2.0.



pics by td;help from Jane Embertson

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Ecco mormorar l’onde

Maverick Mist

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Ecco mormorar l’onde
Torquato Tasso 

Now the waves murmur
And the boughs and the shrubs tremble
in the morning breeze,
And on the green branches the pleasant birds
Sing softly
And the east smiles;
Now dawn already appears
And mirrors herself in the sea,
And makes the sky serene,
And the gentle frost impearls the fields
And gilds the high mountains:
O beautiful and gracious Aurora,
The breeze is your messenger, and you the breeze’s
Which revives each burnt-out heart.


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The Utica Comets opened up the home portion of their schedule with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Binghamton Senators at the Utica Memorial Auditorium Wednesday night. It was the second consecutive loss for the Comets, moving their record to 1-4-0-0 on the season.

Carter Bancks (1-0-1), Alexandre Grenier (0-1-1), and Michael Chaput (0-1-1) paced the Comets with one point apiece. Chaput extended his point streak to five games with an assist in the first period. Goaltender Richard Bachman suffered the loss and stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced.

The Comets came out hot, as Michael Zalewski almost struck twice in the first five minutes. With the exception of a Jordan Subban hooking penalty, the home team controlled play all throughout the opening frame. The hard work paid off when Binghamton’s Vincent Dunn was sent to the penalty box,for tripping, with about two minutes remaining in the period. On the ensuing power play, Bancks found the back of the net off a tipped shot from Grenier to give the Comets a 1-0 lead heading into the intermission.

The tables turned to start the middle stanza as the Senators controlled play for the first half of the second period. With Zalewski in the box for hooking, Francis Perron made the Comets pay with his second goal of the year just four minutes into the period. Chris Carlisle and Chad Nehring picked up the assists on the power play goal. The teams battled evenly through the final 9:22 to preserve the 1-1 tie heading into the final period.

The game was decided late in the third period when Ashton Sautner was forced to take down Curtis Lazar on a breakaway, which gave the Senators a late power play. With 1:58 to go, Lazar buried the eventual game-winner off a perfect feed through traffic from Phil Varone and Michael Kostka.

The Comets power play stayed hot, going 1-for-3, while the penalty kill once again suffered and allowed two goals in five attempts.

The Comets return to action Friday night against the Providence Bruins. Puck drop from The AUD is scheduled for 7pm. All fans in attendance will receive a magnetic schedule, courtesy of Celtic Harp.

With help from Penney Vanderbilt