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Smartphone Saturday: Poor Llama

23 May 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

Picture that scene at the end of The Flintstones when the bird squawks and Fred is done with work for the day. His joy takes him through jumps and flips and slides down dinosaur tails. That's me on Saturdays. No blogging here, other than me posting...

Hard Candy Ferris Wheel

19 May 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

My mom didn't let my brother and I eat those colorful, sweetened cereals when we were young. We probably knew every Froot Loops, Fruity Pebbles, and Lucky Charms jingle by heart, but we weren't allowed to eat them. With colors so blatantly artificial, there could be...

Cookies in the Oven

15 May 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

Sure, those store bought cookies with a summit of frosting on top hit the spot every once in a while. They offer that hit of sugar that seems to linger in my kids' bloodstream for at least a week. And the colors, THE COLORS! And yet I am...

Great Grandma’s Singular Rose

14 May 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

After seeing my fill of plastic eggs with their day-glo colors, it came as a relief to finally see something of real color and beauty. Great Grandma's backyard is one of those spacious areas that children must believe stretches on forever. Little legs get tired just running...

The Toad Whisperer

07 May 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places, Things

Robert Redford portrayed a man who had a way with horses in his 1998 film, The Horse Whisperer. Cesar Millan later came to fame in his show The Dog Whisperer. My son? He's the Toad Whisperer. My father-in-law's backyard is a slice of suburban paradise. Not only does he...