Friday 17th October 2014
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Bullying Destroys Lives

BULLYING DESTROYS LIVES AND SCARS SOULS I just read this ARTICLE IN THE COURIER PRESS and this is a topic I know all about. I was bullied ………………………………. CLICK TO READ! »

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Idle speculation in New Harmony, Indiana

Idle speculation in New Harmony, Indiana My mind was just sort of wandering around today and I was speculating on the superior intellect and abilities of the common, ordinary …………………………………………………………….. CLICK TO READ! »

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Fantasticks Here in New Harmony Indiana

Fantasticks Here in New Harmony Indiana Along with a group of friends and family that included my pal Britain Kennedy, I just watched a Sunday matinee performance of the New Harmony Theatre CLICK TO READ! »

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Ron Nesler Posting From New Harmony, Indiana

Ron Nesler Posting From New Harmony, Indiana Every time I give in to gloom of the soul and decide that I live in a totally hostile universe something nice happens. This morning CLICK TO READ! »

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New Harmony Indiana Music Festival

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE Of all of the celebrations that take place in New Harmony, my very favorite is the New Harmony Indiana Music Festival  This is a joyous celebration of music CLICK TO READ! »

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4th of JULY in New Harmony, Indiana

CLICK TO ENLARGE PIC It is 4th of July here in New Harmony, and everywhere else in the western hemisphere, I suppose. I am a pretty poor source of information about whatever CLICK TO READ! »

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HOME MADE ICE CREAM in NEW HARMONY, INDIANA

  HOME MADE ICE CREAM in NEW HARMONY, INDIANA Great article in today's Evansville Courier Press about BLISS ICE CREAM in New Harmony, Indiana. Best ice cream I have ever eaten, and CLICK TO READ! »

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Ron Nesler and His Garden — Near New Harmony, Indiana

This is a woderful year for gardening. Moderate temperatures, rain showers as regular as clock work and sunny warm days inbetween rains. This is as good as it gets for a vegetable CLICK TO READ! »

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Visit New Harmony Indiana

I just stumbled across a great new web site about New Harmony, Indiana. It is —>  VISIT NEW HARMONY CLICK TO READ! »

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Winnie, Winnie, Woo Woo!

Winnie, Winnie, Woo Woo (UPDATE) Good ol' Winnie recently had a round of SOMETHING or other, under the effects of which she was unable to…………… CLICK TO READ! »

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Raccoons and Old Books

I am a huge reader, and all of my life I have faced the problem of what to do with old books. Old books are ………… CLICK TO READ! »

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Wooled Around Like a Sack of Potatoes by St Mary’s “Convenient” Care in New Harmony, Indiana

I will not be wooled around like a sack of potatoes, thank you. If, that means I not a "good American" by 21st century standards, so be it, and let the chips CLICK TO READ! »

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Wild Flowers at New Harmony, Indiana

When I was young, I used to work in the oil fields with a good friend named Kenneth Dale "Kenny" Johnson. Kenny was a very colorful character and was well known for CLICK TO READ! »

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Losing a Loved Pet

My little three pound friend, Winnie the long haired Chihuahua is very near the end of her life. Last night, I thought…………………………………………………………………….. CLICK TO READ! »

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Watching TV at New Harmony, Indiana

Watching TV at New Harmony, Indiana  Ever since I was a little boy, I have …………………………. CLICK TO READ! »

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Suzie and Bob pay their income taxes at New Harmony, Indiana

I have been thinking about my imaginary friends Suzie and Bob. Suzie has three jobs. She works at…………………………………………. CLICK TO READ! »

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Indiana Gay Marriage

Here are the simple facts about Indiana gay marriage or any other state's gay marriage. As a democracy, we are governed by laws and guided by our US CONSTITUTION. Under the 14th CLICK TO READ! »

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VIETNAM: Forgetting our Lessons

We wasted blood and treasure in Vietnam, because ……………………………….. CLICK TO READ! »

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TAKE THE VAMPIRE PARASITES OUT OF HEALTH CARE

Vampires are PARASITES that suck the blood out of people, so are the big for profit insurance companies…………….. CLICK TO READ! »

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Floating on Your Back With Pop Corn

I just spent about an hour in the pool floating on my back with my oxygen cannula on and meditating on the blue sky and wispy white clouds we had here in CLICK TO READ! »

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Which Crook to Vote For??? (or Meeting the Grim Reaper)

By Ron Nesler of New Harmony, Indiana Many folks tell me, that it doesn't MATTER for whom you vote, because all politicians are crooks. I disagree, a FEW politicians are not crooks. CLICK TO READ! »

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Upside Down Thinking at New Harmony, Indiana

Our Congressman Larry Bucshon was RECENTLY INTERVIEWED on WFIE TV Chanel 14. One of the issues he was asked about was the obvious need to raise the minimum wage.  On March 13th CLICK TO READ! »

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EARNING WAGES in NEW HARMONY, INDIANA

I have worked for a living all of my life. All around the United States and all over the globe. My favorite place to live and work is right here in good CLICK TO READ! »

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Mentoring the Young

I am 66 years old, and have led an "interesting" life, having as is said, been around the block a few times. I have worked in the oil fields and served in CLICK TO READ! »

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Cold in New Harmony, Indiana

Here is a file photo of a snow day in New Harmony, Indiana. It was taken from my front porch during a snow in 2012. This years snow was bigger, deeper, more CLICK TO READ! »

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Hopeless Ignorance? Hardly!

I refuse to believe in hopeless ignorance. I see evidence of woeful ignorance and of WILLFUL ignorance, but I believe that NONE of it is hopeless ignorance, if you can get folks CLICK TO READ! »

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Snowed in in New Harmony, Indiana

Today we received a computor generated call from the Posey County, Indiana County Commissioner's office, telling us that a state of emergency has been declared here in Posey County because……………… CLICK TO READ! »

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Arc of the moral universe

Almost everytime, I see a sign of moral improvement in the society around me, I think of the Martin Luther King quote about positive moral change. Dr King said,…………………………….. CLICK TO READ! »

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democratic wing of Democratic party

Ron is a small "d" democrat. And mostly, but not always, I vote for BIG "D" Democrats. That is because the BIG "D" Democrats usually better support the small "d" democratic principles CLICK TO READ! »

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Howard Zinn – Reading at Purdue Nov 5th

Historian Howard Zinn is a hero to millions of Americans. There will be a reading of his work at Purdue University on the 5th of November 2013. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS   CLICK TO READ! »

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A free and natural man

John Farmer of Grayville has died. You won't see another like him, soon. Everytime, I ever looked at John Farmer, it just sort of made me want to call out; Behold, yonder CLICK TO READ! »

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Such weather! (Pecans and Persimmons)

Who has ever seen weather so lovely as Sunday, 13 October 2013? It just simply put me in a good mood, in spite of all I know. Our family took a Sunday CLICK TO READ! »

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New Harmony Poker Update

Our own Suzanne Nesler made the final table at the monthly $100 buy-in, 80 player, No Limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament at the Tropicana River Boat in Evansville this past weekend.  Suzanne CLICK TO READ! »

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Kunstfest

The Kunstfest this year was bigger and better than ever. Congratulations to all involved. Something at this years festival which I particulary enjoyed (and patronized!) was the several booths selling flower bulbs. CLICK TO READ! »

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Dave Campbell vs Bill Wilson

This is your old friend, Lurker, reporting from deep in the heart of New Harmony. Rumor has it that quite an altercation transpired recently, following the public meeting to discuss the future CLICK TO READ! »

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A Sweet Little Pre-Kunstfest Rain

I have a garden here in New Harmony and another garden about four miles North, as the crow flies, (ACF) in Griffin. The small but sweet little rain with which we were CLICK TO READ! »

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Destroying Indiana Public Schools

Tony Bennett was Indiana’s Republican  Superintendent of Education under Governor Mitch Daniels. Mr Bennett’s major achievement in that job was to create an A-F grading systems for Indiana’s elementary and high schools. CLICK TO READ! »

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Kunstfest in New Harmony, Indiana

Kunstfest in New Harmony, Indiana Annual German Festival September 21 & 22, 2013 Kunstfest is the biggest of all weekends in New Harmony, Indiana.  Kunstfest in New Harmony, Indiana is a time CLICK TO READ! »

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Old Rooming House in New Harmony, Indiana

The Old Rooming House gives you a chance for an unusual and pleasant lodging experience in New Harmony, Indiana. For free advice on lodging or any other questions about visiting New Harmony, CLICK TO READ! »

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Boat Load of Knowledge to New Harmony

Boat Load of Knowledge to New Harmony In the winter of 1825-1826 Robert Owen and Robert McClure brought a large keel boat loaded with scientists, teachers, philosophers, writers and other learned people CLICK TO READ! »

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Fanny Wright in New Harmony, Indiana

Fanny Wright in New Harmony, Indiana One of the most famous of all of the socialists to have lived in New Harmony, Indiana was Fanny Wright , Fanny was a socialist, an CLICK TO READ! »

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Brief History of New Harmony, Indiana

Brief History of New Harmony, Indiana   Here is a brief HISTORY of NEW HARMONY from our good friend WIKIPEDIA   posted by Ron Nesler from New Harmony, Indiana CLICK TO READ! »

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Big Win for New Harmony, Indiana

 A BIG WIN FOR NEW HARMONY, INDIANA   Locals here in New Harmony, Indiana, call it the “Old Deli” or the “Old Grocery Store.” Some old timers remember when public dances were held CLICK TO READ! »

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Art & Dulcimers in New Harmony, Indiana

New Harmony, Indiana may possibly not be the ONLY small town in America that can boast of its own Dulcimer store, but ours is easily the best and most friendly. Early one recent Sunday CLICK TO READ! »

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Wonderful Old Sycamore

Wonderful Old Sycamore This has long been my favorite tree in New Harmony. I can remember admiring its size and beauty over fifty years ago as a boy, when it was already CLICK TO READ! »

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Notorious Posey County Farmer

Notorious Posey County Farmer   Who is this notorious Posey County farmer in the center of this photo? And, why is he in Florida smoking a hand rolled Cuban cigar? And, is CLICK TO READ! »

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Official New Harmony, Indiana Town Government Web Site

Official New Harmony, Indiana Town Government Web Site   For your convenience in learning about historic New Harmony, Indiana, here is the Official New Harmony, Indiana Town Government Web Site. CLICK TO CLICK TO READ! »

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Walking Tours In Historic New Harmony

Walking Tours In Historic New Harmony, Indiana When you visit historic New Harmony, be sure to set aside time for a “Walking Tour” with one of the docents from Historic New Harmony. CLICK TO READ! »

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Gardening in New Harmony

   I love gardening in New Harmony, Indiana!   We are just beginning to get a few ripe figs from our fig trees, here in New Harmony, Indiana. Gardening feeds the soul CLICK TO READ! »

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Cotton Patch Gospel in New Harmony, IN

COTTON PATCH GOSPEL   One of our family’s favorite things about New Harmony, Indiana is the New Harmony Theatre Company. Each summer during June and July, three plays are performed  by the New CLICK TO READ! »

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Visitors’ Guide for New Harmony, Indiana

    The Business Associates of New Harmony, Indiana have created this FREE VISITORS’ GUIDE to  help you learn more about New Harmony, Indiana.  For free tips on planning your trip to New CLICK TO READ! »

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New Harmony Inn at New Harmony, Indiana

NEW HARMONY INN   Thinking of visiting New Harmony, Indiana? Think about the New Harmony Inn. For FREE tourist advice on New Harmony, Indiana, call Ron Nesler at 812 682 3740. I CLICK TO READ! »

Roofless Church in New Harmony, Indiana

The Roofless Church in New Harmony, Indiana is a lovely venue in which to wed. For free advice on getting married in New Harmony, Indiana, just call Ron Nesler at 812 682 3740. CLICK TO READ! »

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St Stephen’s Episcopal Church in New Harmony, Indiana

Serene spiritual, old world charm at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church in New Harmony, Indiana CLICK TO READ! »

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New Harmony Watch from New Harmony, Indiana

0001 Welcome to New Harmony Watch. This is post #1 dated 7/11/2013. How does YOUR garden grow? Here in New Harmony, Indiana, the gardening is great. If you find this post, out in the CLICK TO READ! »



A tornado in New Harmony, Indiana?

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A tornado in New Harmony, Indiana? Or was it just a ripening persimmon?

You know you are really out of touch, when there is a  TORNADO    on the very fringe of your tiny little hometown of 700 gentle souls, and you don't even know it happened until several days after the event. I steer clear of local gossip and back fence rumors, but up until now, i have always prided myself in keeping track of tornados and earthquakes that strike within Harmony Township. i guess I will have to keep my ear more closely pressed to the ground, or something.

 

While I am on the topic of the weather, it gets me to thinking about Suzanne's annual "Persimmon Weather Forecast" Every year persimmon seeds have a knife, fork or spoon pictured inside of their seeds. It is an old fashioned way for predicting the weather. A knife inside of the persimmon seed means a cuttingly cold winter. A fork means warmer than normal winter, and a spoon means a winter with lots of snow.

Each autumn, Suzanne goes out and harvests some wild persimmons and pops open their seeds to see what the coming winter will bring. Last year there was a picture of a knife inside the persimmon seed, and sure enough last winter was indeed cuttingly cold. To see what Suzanne's Persimmon weather prediction is calling for during this coming winter, check out her post entitled "FOUND A RIPE PERSIMMON TODAY" at her usual spot on her  A MOM BLOG!

 

Ron Nesler from New Harmony, Indiana posting on 10-17-2014 

 

 

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 Ron Nesler New Harmony, Indiana

 

If you are an ordinary, air breathing, earth bound, mortal human, I feel your pain. Life is wonderful, but it has its rough edges, too. I have not posted for awhile, because I have been afflicted by several such "rough edges" lately, including some minor surgery for carpal tunnel, DePuytin's contracture and several trigger digits. That left me unable to care for my lawn and my two gardens as I should have, and technical issues with one of my web sites has also befallen me. Nothing major, just too many 'little problems" all at once. I always TRY to take things one day at a time, but here lately the days sort of ganged up on me and attacked me all at once in groups of 12 or 15 at a time. I was a little overwhelmed, and also I felt guilty that I had not posted on this Blog for so long. Then, as I was sitting around feeling glum about that, I suddenly realized that the very soonest possible time to make amends by posting something here was right NOW. That being concluded, I grabbed a cup of Italian Roast, and I sat down here at the key board. 

I saw in the Evansville Courier Press that President Obama was in Princeton, Indiana, yesterday. That is only about 25 miles from New Harmony, Indiana. I bet is Ms Owen were still living he would of stopped in here at New Harmony. Ms Owen was big fan of President Obama, and I never saw any Big Shots of which she was a fan fail to stop off here, if they were already visiting somewhere nearby anyway. Ms Owen was a real draw for Big shot's stopping in our little town.

But, even with Ms Owen gone to her reward, since we are a popular tourist town, we still get our fair share of Big shots visiting us. My wife and a friend once spoke with DENNIS FRANZ while he was buying gas at the 500 Platalene Station here in New Harmony, Indiana. This was during one year's conference of the NEW HARMONY PROJECT  we supposed he was here for that. Franz is great actor, I loved his portrayal of Lt Andy Sipowitz. And only two weeks ago during the Kunstfest celebration Willie Nelson came bicycling past our front porch. In my book, Willie is the Grand Cahoona of all Big Shots, a REAL Big Shot person from top to toes. When Willie Nelson rides a bicycle past your front stoop, then you know for sure that you live in a town that is a magnet for Big Shots. 

 

That's all for today from Ron Nesler New Harmony, Indiana

 

 

 

 

Bullying Destroys Lives

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BULLYING DESTROYS LIVES AND SCARS SOULS

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I just read this ARTICLE IN THE COURIER PRESS and this is a topic I know all about. I was bullied ……………………………….

Idle speculation in New Harmony, Indiana

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Idle speculation in New Harmony, Indiana

My mind was just sort of wandering around today and I was speculating on the superior intellect and abilities of the common, ordinary ……………………………………………………………..

Fantasticks Here in New Harmony Indiana

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Fantasticks Here in New Harmony Indiana

Along with a group of friends and family that included my pal Britain Kennedy, I just watched a Sunday matinee performance of the New Harmony Theatre Company's rendition of The Fantasticks. Seeing The Fantasticks here in New Harmony, Indiana is just one of the ………………………………………………………………

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