Nature’s Song

Nature’s Song

My favorite place here at camp is Barber’s Cliff.  I like to go sit and just listen to the world.  At first I am met by silence as nature is responding to the fact that I have invaded her space.  The animals are guardedly curious about me so they stay silent.  My patience and silence is rewarded after about a minute with sounds.  The wind if if is blowing provides a gentle beat as it moves through the leaves on the trees.  The birds begin to sing again when they realize I am not a threat.  It is amazing to think of all the different types of birds in such a small area.  I know there are many based on the variety of songs I hear.  If I am patient enough, I may hear a small animal scurrying by or even chewing on something near to where I am sitting.  It is great to be invited in to nature’s song.

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Irksome–A Freshman English Word

Irksome–A Freshman English Word

Back in the 1980s when I was in high school, we had vocabulary words each week to watch for in print or on television.  Irksome was one of those words.  It was quite possibly the most difficult one to find as well.  I think that most people use the synonyms for this word rather than irksome as it is a difficult word to say.  People with speech impediments would definitely find it not easy.  And I am sure the general population would find it tiresome to read as well.

Irksome is an irksome word indeed.

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Cubs win secured, going on to game 7

Cubs win secured, going on to game 7

The World Series is over and many records were tied or shattered by the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs.  In my opinion the clincher for the Cubs winning the World Series was a record which was tied in game six–most RBI’s for a single game.

During game six, it was all Chicago Cubs.  They went through the Cleveland batting order many times keeping them from scoring many points.  The Cubs bats were hot and runs were scored.

Bottom of the sixth inning comes along.  Josh Tomlin loads up the bases, and the Cleveland Manager decides to pull Tomlin and replace him with Dan Otero.  Addison Russell is the batter for the Cubs.  In the first inning, Russell had hit a pop fly to the right center field which fell between two players.  As they worked to recover two runs scored for the Cubs.

Back to the sixth inning,  Otero throws two balls to Russell.  On the third pitch, Russell hits a ball that soars over 400 feet.  With the bases loaded, Russell adds an additional 4 runs to his previous 2 RBI’s given him a record tying 6 RBI’s, and clinching the game.