Tag Archives: Childhood Memories

My Dads “West”…


My enthusiasm and passion for all things west of the Mississippi began at an early age.  My paternal Dad (Joseph Carl Bowman) was involved with horses well before I was born.  In a scrapbook my mother kept (which I feel … Continue reading

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Celebrating Baby With Hallmark And Others…


I was told, with regard to this blogging thing, that I should pick ONE subject and stick with it as I write.  I admit, my posts seem to be a bit “all over the place”!  I’ve written about my dog, … Continue reading

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I Lived To See Another Day!


Well, it’s true! I had my 4th surgery in a two-year span, on February 14th. Medical mumbo-jumbo aside, I had another plate and screws put alongside my spinal column and am now in the process of recovering.  I had VERY … Continue reading

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“A Floral Fantasy, Part II”


I had spinal surgery Thursday, the 14th, which put me even further behind here…  I spent a week or so before the operation, cooking and freezing meals, stocking up on stuff around here.  Nearly one full day was spent satisfying … Continue reading

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Coffe & Art


Coffee cups are just coffee cups, or ARE they?  Recently as I am creating, the thought DOES go through my mind, “How is this going to look on a coffee cup?”  I realize THAT may be the backwards way of … Continue reading

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My AFTER Christmas Timing Isn’t The Best


Christmas trees can have a second chance after the holidays. They actually supply a source of  aditional life as more people recycle their Christmas trees each year. Holiday Postage by dbuckman I did something a little different in 1993, opting … Continue reading

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I KNOW It’s After Christmas!


My First Christmas In Nebraska Canvas Print FIRST let me say, “Don’t panic!”  If you click on this print, the link will take you to the large canvas version!  Very expensive!  There are other printing formats and sizes available, if … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…


Christmas Tree Stretched Canvas Print by dbuckman This tree has special meaning to me.  I  planted it  in the back yard,  the year my daughter was born.  I was fortunate to watch BOTH of them grow and mature, until a … Continue reading

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Contributions Of National Geographic


I have ALWAYS love the photography published by National Geographic. I remember as a child, imagining it was ME behind the camera, in the Arctic, the Grand Canyon and other worldly locations… Near Swansea, Wales. Post Card by NationalGeographic I … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget The Upcoming Olympics


The 2012 Olympics are upon us.  Once again I’m ill prepared!  I DID intend to do some design work in preparation for the games, but time has gotten away from me!  Heck I missed nearly ALL of the swimming trials … Continue reading

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Mortality And German Shepherd Dogs


I haven’t written lately.  Between my shoulder situation and my spinal operation, I’ve had my hands full.  Yet, these recent events have caused me to reminisce again… Jim Croce did a song, which I realize was intended as a romantic ballad.  But, … Continue reading

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Pillows & Charity


I have been extremely fortunate to have some VERY good friends in my life. In 18 months, I have endured a shattered shoulder, a heart attack AND spinal surgery!  Though the saga continues, I would like to think I’m finally … Continue reading

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House Calls


Following my most recent surgery, what the bills refer to as: “Allografts, morselized and placement of osteopromotive material and accompanying spinal arthrodesis.  Anterior interbody, including disc space seperation, disectomy,  Anterior instrumentation 2 to 3 vertebral segments.  Autograft including harvesting of the graft and bone marrow … Continue reading

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Double Vision


I have no idea how our brains make sense of sight.  Obviously, most of us don’t expect to see double images. But in truth, the ability to see a single image with two eyes involves a complex system of muscles, … Continue reading

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Salt Lake, Utah – Myths To Adhere To


During one of my High School English classes, we studied “The Iliad” attributed to Homer. (I STILL have my original copy in one of the footlockers!).  I found the book intriguing, and wish today I’d pursued a more traditional, formal educational path.  I enjoyed the … Continue reading

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