Author Archives: Richard Koerner

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.

Alligator Snapping Turtles in Highland Park?

My two older grandgirls are obssessed with someone called Coyote Peterson. He is a YouTube personality and a wildlife person with videos that particularly appeal to the younger set. He gets ants that bite and shows them doing so on … Continue reading

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Ponds, dictatorship, and water lilies

Ponds are very important in the time of dictatorship and Covid-19. It is necessary to find Zen moments wherever one can, given the stress level that can often be overwhelming. My pond has driven me crazy. Like the national government, … Continue reading

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Are we really this stupid? The answer is yes.

School is about to start and we all anxiously awaited the decisions of different school systems. I am absolutely devastated that the school I retired from, New Trier High School, is currently set to return in a hybrid fashion, with … Continue reading

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Glue Guns, Derechos, and fallen leaves…

No photo today, WordPress or some technical difficulty is not in agreement with me that I show something. I have done a lot of repairs in my life and glue has been a constant. I remember the days of putting … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Paint by Number

Day 149 of Confinement, Week 22 Once again, WordPress is in an ornery mood and will not post my photos. Forgiveness. To be healthy, it is important to let go of things. It is important to forgive because what other … Continue reading

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