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So, That’s Electric?

Most of you know that Ruth and I drive an electric car. My friend Tom, who does not tolerate nerdiness well said, “Is the sign big enough?” when he first saw the car. He didn’t ask if it was electric. When we first...

Beckman Family Reunion

Where would George be if it were not for nostalgia? I suppose he wouldn’t sing songs like “Forever Young” when saying good-bye to sixth graders he had just spent 180 days with. He wouldn’t learn WWII songs on the piano and play...

Vaccination Flumdummery

(It may be worth noting that this was written in April of 2014) I suppose this will hit some as meddling. I consider the actions of those I am about to describe as meddling. In the county next to us, Nevada County, 20% of the children in...

Beckmans Decimate the Rain Forest

In the Paul Newman movie, Nobody’s Fool,  his landlady, Jessica Tandy, constantly offers “Sully” a cup of tea: Mrs. Peoples: “Would you like a cup of tea?”  Sully: “Nope, not now, not ever.” Ruth...

VanWinkishing

It would appear that our children miss us when we are off doing what ever we do in the motor home. We always make a stop at our great friends, The Van Winkles, in Missouri. Apparently we “go absent” and do not communicate as...

Lakers?

Let me begin by saying that I don’t know beans about basketball. I know that March Madness is a big time for fans and am 98.35% sure we are talking college ball. This is because our Son-In-Law graduated from UCLA. Daughter Dearest...