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.

Almost ‘Eclipsed’ and still itching

I must be jaded. I know that the eclipse situation is exciting, that I could even go a couple hundred miles south for a perfect sighting, and yet I have no great desire. Must be the lack of the scientist … Continue reading

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Itchy!

I guess I have poison ivy rash. Judging from what I have seen illustrating it online, I have a very mild case. So far, it is easy to keep from scratching although the itch is pretty much omnipresent. My biggest … Continue reading

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Ticked and Ivied

The other day I was on the north side of my house and trimming a bush I had missed. I couldn’t help but notice the overgrowth of things, which somehow I have avoided. I did my trimming, removed some wild … Continue reading

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An Evening with Coldplay

I hate crowds. Ask me if I am going to ‘Lollapalooza’ and I will ask you if you are crazy. I don’t often go willingly into those situations. If it is excessively hot, that is even more intolerable. I went … Continue reading

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A Cherry Pitter that really works!

When a friend of mine told me about a cherry pitter that works, I had to play the role of ‘Doubting Thomas.’ I have seen my share of cherry pitters in my day and frankly none of them has reasonably … Continue reading

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