Growing up in the late 20th century in Ohio which was on its comedown from the bustling 60s created a certain kind of sense of humor that you had to develop in lieu of going crazy.
There are no Pulitzer Prizes for abject silence....
The bowl hasn’t worn at all in a half century of use.
Just read the damned piece
If you don't get booed, or pooh- poohed, you'll likely end up talking about when/whether you'll get boosted...
The recent legal events and courtroom occurrences are reminiscent of the concerns and issues I went to law school to address and eradicate...
Now, a lot of people have no idea or interest in the Cat Fancy, which is worldwide. Most people if they appear interested at all, assume it is like the AKC dog shows shown on tv. Yes and no.
Image taken 9/26/21, Stowe, VT
The most attractive feature is that it's free of charge and one person could conceivably be the host for additional blog accounts...
Most accidents are caused by people who are drunk, high on drugs, whacked out on prescription pharmaceuticals, sleep-deprived, distracted by their electronic devices, in the midst of relationship ending screaming matches with their soon to be ex-partners,
Even so, hitting the road was somewhat liberating. We had been planning for a month or so to join our friends on a camping trip on an island in Lake Champlain. Last summer it was difficult to see what the future would look like
Forget the porcupine. This really is about lightning bugs.
Highway to Hell - no thanks
It seems that an internet search for "socialized medicine" largely nets cartoons decrying its horrors.
This post is really about mowing the lawn. This isn’t code for anything andI’m not making a larger point.
Sometimes I see his own will independent of mine. I have stood and watched, with him not engaged with me, and watched the force with which he has galloped off toward something that caught his interest.
In which it approaches the existential
The town seems empty now without my friend.
The Biden administration wants to ban menthol cigarettes because menthol cigarettes, long most popular among communities of color, have been targeted by advocacy groups that believe menthol cigarettes are a "gateway" product in the mistaken belief that menthol cigarettes aren't as "harsh" as regular cigarettes.
If I seem to be MIA, now you know why...
Spooky green-screen effects
Years in the making!
I thought I'd lighten things up around here with a progress report on my dear sister, Maureen.
It's like we should all be going around ringing bells and shouting “Unclean, unclean.”
Anyone who believes he or she had an Ozzie and Harriet, Currier and Ives, Norman Rockwell, or Irving Berlin kind of "White Christmas", needs to seek and secure professional help immediately...
Lord God I look, okay am, old and drunk, no really not drunk
...because I'm sure you're wondering.
Summer & winter, uncomplaining
A hostess gift of horse manure - thank you thank you
I'm a closet foodie, something I admit with a somewhat guilty conscience given all of the hunger and food insecurity in the world. Nevertheless, as a closet foodie, my secret passion is Ethiopian cuisine. The fact that a country that has long been associated with recollections of famines has such has one of the most unique and flavorful cuisines is one of life's strange ironies.
I'm hearing there's been some pressure on members of this forum to post more than they do. Or to post at all.
There's a front door there somewhere
Be it ever so humble...
BREAKFAST! COLOR-CODED FOOD!
"If a fact-based, snark-free environment deters people from showing up and signing on, then so be it..."
Here's a short list of the cancellations that must be contemplated consistent the with the recommendation to avoid intimate indoor and outdoor gatherings...
Got a call from Frank, my old handyman back east. He phones periodically, but always towards the end of the year to remind me about Dr. Who – I send him a CD of the previous year's episodes every Xmas. He doesn't have TV and used to come to my place to watch. Not welcome in everyone's house
We hate shopping at Wal-Mart but since the prices at the Wal-Mart Supermarkets are up to 20% less for the same items at Publix, and we are on a very limited income, we would be fools not to shop there. Today, however, we were quite shocked by one of the changes they have made to the store. There are no more cashiers. None.
I’ve also been a fly on the wall when white people didn’t know anyone of color was looking or listening.
Everything about this man is interesting. It is difficult to know where to begin to describe him. His story is just so interesting. I guess the best way is to just relate how I came to know him. V arrived at my door to do demolition to my old bathroom with his 16 year old son.
The lowly but indispensable 5-in-1 Painter's Tool is experiencing a surge in popularity with some versions now that the painter's tool can now perform up to 15 functions. So, yes, you need one....but be careful where you buy yours.
For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem.
Everything started to change then, but we were not quite seeing it. It was right around then that I heard that this virus...
You'd think I would feel that there's nothing I could learn from someone who purports to teach me how to listen to a piece I've been playing for decades....
How does one go about proving that he/she has the right to exist and live as a human being?
A shift to a cashless economy would effectively exclude or shut, already marginalized black and brown people, out of the economic mainstream altogether.
It will be because white people make the case to reluctant and recalcitrant white folks...
This essay was written by Chief Dan George (1899-1981) a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band. He was known as political and social activist, poet, author, musician and actor who was best known for his Oscar-nominatated role as Old Lodge Skins in the film Little Big Man
It’s the little things that have the greatest impact on the nature and quality of an individual’s life....
As we discussed the life of a clergy, Reverend Miller said, I want you to consider studying theology, and to pursue a career as a pastor. I said, “what about the calling?
One can easily imagine what the posture would be if this video hadn't been shot and published...
The cello is up in her genius workshop, along with some antiques, and some rolled up Oriental rugs that we are not using. The last couple of years, I have listened to her cello playing from a distance. It seems to improve in sudden steps. It was her first stringed instrument, so if you were not watching, you could not tell if she was playing a drum, a kazoo, or livestock.
Whenever I see a headline with the word "seniors" in it, I know that whatever follows that headline is going to be another scam aimed at older people, a quack cure for yet another made-up disease, a warning about how the government is going to take away your Social Security
If this place is to work, it will work because people who write, care about the writing and the right to do so, not about the display or the splash...
That's me in the basket...
The concept of "the Jesus shoe" is at best an insult to Christians and abject blasphemy at worst....
If you have any other housekeeping suggestions or requests make them here or in a separate post...
In What Sense Is God Perfect?
I usually stay away from terms like Paradigm Shift but this was one.
In many respects, the protagonist could easily have been me.
In an effort to determine the role of black people in ancient civilization, Frank M. Snowden examines a broad span of Greco- Roman history...
In the interest of literacy and literature.
In the interest of literature and literacy....
In the interest of promoting literacy.
There are people whose lives are unaffected by the decisions and choices the can have an impact on the lives of those who are susceptible and vulnerable.
Humans and Dino the Dinosaur
It’s a neighborhood battle that’s bad to the bone...
"If the racial shit hits the fan at your house, or in your life..."
"If the racial shit hits the fan at your house, or in your life..."
I'm 73 years old today....
This is a brief screed on the subject of the total stupidity of open carry laws.