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SELFLESS

SELFLESS March 29, 2021 By ARTHUR H. GUNTHER III thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@hotmail.com     When I came off the crest of the hill heading down Spring Valley’s Main Street at 1 a.m. Tuesday, March 23,  just 8 minutes after the alarm for the fatal Evergreen Court Home For Adults fire in the village, I could see […]

ON THE DRIVE

March 15, 2021 By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@yahoo.com      No longer are there country lanes in this life, grateful though as one must be for having once traveled in the heady quiet of a summer night, windows open in non-air conditioned car but the heat of July dissipated both by a sun […]

SATURDAY WALK

March 8, 2021 By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@hotmail.com      Way back in my time, in my small village where a Saturday morning might begin with a long walk through town to an old schoolyard or a field of winter straw, the settings for thoughts of nothing in particular but sometimes more than […]

IN A SMILE …

March 1, 2021 Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@yahoo.com      America doesn’t smile as much these days. The virus. Jobs gone, debt, deficit, taxes, disappointing “leaders,” the greedy, less spirit, confused purpose, lost understanding of how, why the nation was founded  — not much to be happy about.       Until you see a […]

AN ORANGE A DAY …

February 22, 2021 By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@hotmail.com      Don’t each oranges much any more, or tangerines, as the march of time has made the delectable juice the foe of my system. But once just the peeling of the fruit, with tangy whiff as you pressed the north or south pole to […]

DRIVING MR. G

February 15, 2021 By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com (contact: ahgunther@hotmail.com)      I recall a particularly down day way, way back when a combination of disappointment, inaction, frustration and inertia had me idling in neutral. Could not see the road ahead. It would normally be one of those times when you just didn’t get […]

February 1, 2021  ‘AMERICAN PROMISE’/acrylic, gunther   By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com (Contact: ahgunther@hotmail.com)      This House, isolated in American vastness, no chimney seen, no doorknob, no curtains, yet it is a sturdy home, not abandoned, people within, green, fertile fields, blue sky floating on rich, yellow, warming sun. Picture of endurance, fortitude, independence, […]

SARA, IN VIRUS TIME

January 25, 2021 By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com (contact: ahgunther@hotmail.com)      If I had a real conversation with Sara, who is in a room during this virus, as so many of us are, her face not seen though we can imagine her thoughts, it would come after our eyes met. I would wait for that, […]

NO STAMP OF APPROVAL

January 18, 2021 By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com (Contact: ahgunther@hotmail.com) When you wrote your first letter, no matter how old you were, or sent away a quarter with three box tops to a cereal company to get a baking soda-powered plastic toy submarine that you could throw in the bath water, you took what […]