Author Archives: Paul Deaton

Debate Watching

Lightning strikes illuminated a dark November sky as I drove my aging Subaru toward Solon for a debate watch party at El Sol Mexican Restaurant. El Sol is one of the treasures of our community. Not because they stayed open … Continue reading

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Under the Weather

On a bleak, drizzly Sunday morning I visited our parents’ grave with my sister. Cemetery workers had piled sod on top of Mom’s grave with a carve-out for the foot stone designed to look like Father’s. We are waiting for … Continue reading

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Presidential Coat Rack – Republicans

Like a coat rack in the back hallway of our childhood home I hang memories on each of the American presidents who held office since graduating from high school. The worn hooks are Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald … Continue reading

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Winter Thy Name is Denial

What does a gardener do when winter arrives? Despite the fact there’s snow on the ground, IT’S NOT WINTER! Please check back Dec. 21 for winter programming. The apple harvest is finished and priorities shifted. While our orchard’s chief apple … Continue reading

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Climate Change Plans Before the Iowa Caucuses

The climate crisis calls for us to dream big and fight hard because our future depends upon solving its underlying problems. If I sound like Elizabeth Warren, it’s because last night I heard a presentation about her plans for climate … Continue reading

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What Veterans Said On Veterans Day

A post from Nov. 11, 2010. Ed said we should wage peace and call it Armistice Day instead of Veterans’ Day. “Frustrated because the population is so easily convinced that war is patriotic,” said Tom. Jacqueline spoke about being in … Continue reading

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2019-2020 Winter Reading List

Ten books queued on my bedside table for winter reading: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. What I Stand For is What I Stand On: The Collected Essays of Wendell Berry 1969 – 2017. The Wizard … Continue reading

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