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.

I’m in awe: Passion Flowers

I knew they were going to bloom. I knew what they looked like; the plant has bloomed two years in succession before this year’s show. I am still in awe. Nature Mama is one heck of a lady! Able to … Continue reading

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Sometimes I feel like the same person I was when I graduated from college and other times I feel older than Methuselah. Sometimes I feel extremely with it and sometimes I feel as if I am totally out of it. … Continue reading

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Some people get colds and others get COLDS. I get the latter and have been plagued with them all my life. In spite of new efforts to be more careful with handwashing than ever before, I still get colds and … Continue reading

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Dad shoes

One of the downsides of my retirement from high school teaching is that it makes me more out of touch with youth and with what they think and do. Yesterday, I was wearing my ‘go to’ shoes of the summer. … Continue reading

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Yard Maintenance

Yard maintenance is no different from anything else in our lives. As in the « Little Prince, » it is necessary to pull out the baobab saplings when they are young and unobtrusive, because failure to do so could actually cause destruction … Continue reading

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