Author Archives: Richard Koerner

About Richard Koerner

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

The question marks, a poem

Question marks Empty? Sad? Despondent? Emotionless? Cold? Fulfilled? Happy? Overjoyed? Passionate? Warm? Where am I on the continuum? Why am I feeling this way? Why does my head turn to questions? Why is my soul tormented? Why can’t people be … Continue reading

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Plus ça change…

The expression is « Plus ça change, Plus c’est la même chose. » It was allegedly written by Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in his journal ‘Les Guêpes, in 1849. It means, « The more things change, the more they stay the same. » I would … Continue reading

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Purity gone south

Purity gone south How do you describe the brightness of a sunny day in winter when the snow sparkles and reflects light to the point that you have to look away? For someone who has never experienced snow in the … Continue reading

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A heat wave!

I was driving around and I looked at the dashboard to see what it said about the outside temperature. It was a full 21 degrees! The first thing that came to mind was, damn, we are having a heat wave! … Continue reading

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I cannot get in my backyard!

Okay, so I got desperate the other night, last night to be exact. It was around 11:30 PM and I found myself going outside, as crazy as that seems, to get a handle on the snow shoveling situation. We were … Continue reading

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