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Joseph Xavier Martin

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Corona Log Entry- July 28,2021

Corona Log Entry July 28, 2021 It is a beautiful, sunny day here in Western New York State. The temperature hovers in the high seventies (F). We had...

Corona Log Entry July 9, 2021

Corona Log Entry- July 9 th , 2021 It is cloudy and cool here in Western New York. Hurricane Elsa had just dumped massive amounts of rain on Florida...

June 17, 2021 Corona Log Entry

June 17, 2021- Corona Log Entry It is a cool 48 degrees and sunny here in Western New York. Much of the country is sweltering in 90-degree heat. We...

Corona Log Entry May 26,2021

Corona Log Entry- May 26, 2021 It is in the seventies today and sultry here in Western New York. Rain storms are sweeping across the northern tier of...

When the Rain Falls

When the Rain Falls It is the beginning, of the first line of lyrics, to a favored Beatle’s tune. The phrase always makes me smile in remembrance. I...


5 of my comments have received 5 Great Feedback votes

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Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020

Two votes already cast for Biden/Harris in Florida, from this family.


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Posted in Corona Log entry 10/30/20

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Good read.

Posted on Sat, 04 Apr 2020

You are too kind,Ice Rivers. All I did was point you in the right direction. A career English Teacher, you know more about the process than I do. I did buy and read your book. It is interesting, thoughtful and a good read. I have and do reccomend...

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Posted in Ready everybody, Filler Up

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Ineresting observation, Drew.

Posted on Wed, 01 Apr 2020

Ineresting observation, Drew. It is a criticism I have made of film directors and writers. They "know" the who, what and where. The aduiences is sometimes saying "Huh? what or who is this?"   To answer. The we is my wife Mary and I. We were on a...

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Posted in Cycling in Alaska

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Yes, insert, there is. First

Posted on Sat, 09 Sep 2017

Yes, insert, there is. First responders canvassed all neighborhoods looking for anyone needing assiatance. Buses were available to ferry anyone needing a ride to shelters. Even the homeless got escorted to shelters, sometimes unwillingly. As...

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Posted in Hurricane Irma Comes Calling

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Do not go gentle into that

Posted on Sun, 08 May 2016

Do not go gentle into that good night


Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rage at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


The words are the opening couplet...

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Posted in Sick and Tired and Strong