Indiana Wilder Man, The Septic Of Doom !!!

This is a post I had fun writing on another blog of mine … and I wanted to post it on the Other Side of the Trees. Why? Because it was fun writing it … and sometimes I forget to have fun. Hope you enjoy this. Peace, T

Wilder Man On Rolling Creek

A map and a mysterious letter arrived in the mail from Egypt, a professor asking me to consult with him on a dig.  He warned me that a band of zealots were attempting to stop him from continuing with the dig.  The professor described them as notorious and obnoxious; known as“Asmemeken Aguibeha”: English translation, “Bring it”. 

*Note: it is important to keep in mind my “WMS”.  “WMS” stands for “Walter Mitty Syndrome”, also known as “IOE”, “Issues of Exaggeration”.   

I could not find my fedora, my bull whip, my khakis, my leather jacket, and that strange-looking bag with a shoulder strap that I put archaeological finds in.  Without my profoundly important gear, I almost scrapped the adventure …

 But

. . . that was not an option.  Guys who heroically go in (usually at night, not really), an extraction team, TAP (Tube And Pump) with…

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Faces of Children Around the Globe

Once again, I am highlighting Melanie Jean Juneau’s blog.  Never before have I “re-blogged” a blogger’s work twice in a row.  Unusual, yes.  But this post was unusually beautiful to me.  Hope you are blessed, as I am.  T

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Artists  delight in painting the faces of children, capturing their innocence, wonder and even bewilderment

Coeur à coeur - Pierre Lussier, Canadian Coeur à coeur – Pierre Lussier, Canadian

Kız İle Bir Oyuncak Tekne Kız İle Bir Oyuncak Tekne

Studio per ritratto di Renato Guttuso Studio per ritratto di Renato Guttuso

3b2bf9e7a0f471772fb06043fc62c6a7 Portrait de jeune filleby Francois-Emile Barraud (1899-1934, Swiss) (++)

Zhang Li (1958, Chinese) Zhang Li (1958, Chinese)

Claire by Victoria Fontaine, English Claire by Victoria Fontaine, English

Daydreaming | Augusto Volpini Daydreaming | Augusto Volpini

ROCKWELL Norman ROCKWELL Norman

Joseph Henri François van Lerius (1823 – 1876, Belgian) - Young Girl From Rattvik In Dalarna, Sweden Joseph Henri François van Lerius (1823 – 1876, Belgian) – Young Girl From Rattvik In Dalarna, Sweden

Zhao Kailin (1961, Chinese-born American) Zhao Kailin (1961, Chinese-born American)

"Brotherly Love" ~ Donald Zolan “Brotherly Love” ~ Donald Zolan

Qi Qi By The Window Zhao Kailin (1961, Chinese-born American) Qi Qi By The Window Zhao Kailin (1961, Chinese-born American)

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Raccoons: Masked Bandits

On the other side of the trees, for the Mother of Nine9 blogger, there is some wildness happening, among a group of raccoons. Here is the story, from mother of nine9 blog (http://themotherofnine9.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/raccoons-masked-bandits/) … You need to visit this blog.

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Raccoons have bullied their way into my summer kitchen ( Well in days gone past it was the summer kitchen. Now it is a combination garden shed, wood shed and thoroughfare WITH NO LESS THAN FOUR DOORS).  They climbed on top of boxes to reach the top of our stand-up freezer and literally demolished all of my youngest daughter’s stored dry goods she is collecting for when she sets up house for the new university term. If something was in their way and not edible, they tossed it down.
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I scrubbed their muddy footprints, swept, vacuumed, picked up broken glass and hide the garbage can on the landing, behind a door, in the cellar because I was airing out the basement with all the windows and one door open. Well , last night they were back, undeterred. I heard a banging and weren’t those masked bandits in the cellar, up…

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