A nickel's just a nickel
- Medium size city, West Coast, USA
- August 30
- A hundred odd jobs, some more odd than others. 30 years self employed in various building trades, sales etc. Lots of college, lifetime musician etc.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The End is Nigh
June 17, 2014 12:39PM
- Father's Day Reflection:We
Laughed All the Way Home
June 13, 2014 01:54PM
June 11, 2014 01:02PM
- Holy Smokes ! Back Away from
the Candy !
June 04, 2014 05:26PM
- Rally for the Philosopher
May 19, 2014 10:02AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I would like a bumper
sticker that says " Honk If
- “Sibling quarrels and
disconnects are common. Nearly
common to be of much
- “I agree that is a
grotesque comment, especially
in that it
comes from a
- “Lots of people here know
how hard this day is for
Poppy will know it's
- “I just slid off my
The cover looks good at least.
What do you think? Read full post »
This is the fifth and final year in a row I have posted this here on OS. Those who have seen it before seemed to have enjoyed it. I do because it reflects on a quality I hoped he passed on to me that few knew he had at his core; an ability… Read full post »
Yesterday the first questions were " Anybody know why the freeway is all backed up? There are sirens everywhere. What's going on?"
What followed was one of the weekly, maybe it's more often than that reports of a gun toting person, entering a public place, in this case a… Read full post »
I really don't know who Maureen Dowd is. Well, sort of, because I've seen the name. But I haven't any idea what her op-ed opinions are like in the NY Times. The NY times is not high on my must read list.
But I saw somewhere today that this semi-famous columnist had… Read full post »
It's time to send out a bit of a cheer for The Philosopher of OS.
You know who I mean.
Insert Dylan quote here:
Twists and turns. Surprise happenings. He'll be fine but let him know.
Flipping through the mom posts this am I decided to look at a few photos of mom on my computer. I found one I liked.
She always wanted me to play steel guitar but it wasn't until around '04 that I moved away from bottleneck style to playing lap steel. This photo… Read full post »
This is probably the last time I'll post this. I have a note or two from each year before it gets to the original. Some have told me they like to read it again.
I missed going to the art festival at the coast last weekend and swinging by… Read full post »
Much debate seems to be raging in the last few days, maybe it was weeks, maybe it was years on the proper use of the "Delete" button here on OS.
I say it is not used often enough and if so it should be used willy-nilly without explanation. If a… Read full post »
Last week someone asked if I knew the Latin nomenclature of a favorite tree in their backyard. It's a Handkerchief Tree. I did. Those names have stayed in my head since 30+ years ago when I learned them. It caused me to think of this post and since it… Read full post »
I just finished my poached egg on toast setting at the table where grandma taught me to play gin rummy, and washed it down with a big glug of orange juice.
Although it is pouring down rain it seems like it could be a good day. All the holidays have… Read full post »
A very disturbing trend is upon us. L in the Southeast has made mention of it elsewhere.
Maybe she didn't think it was disturbing.
That would be disturbing right there.
But there are just plain too many Open Calls.
Regular folk can't think that way. You have… Read full post »
Warren Buffet made a $873,000,000 "mistake".
I forgot to pay the electric bill, the gas bill, the garbage and internet/phone/cable in January and February when we we're dealing with the loss of a family member and all the muck that rolls over that.
Oops. … Read full post »
January 1, 2009
I knocked out a few lines and said hello for the first time here.
December 31, 2013.
Five years wrapping up. The sixth year beginning.
2014 is going to be very busy.
Lots of chan… Read full post »
This town has a recycling program. They take away my old used stuff, grind it up somehow and then later on it's new stuff someplace else.
Each week they pick it up, already sorted into particular bins by type of debris; paper, glass, yard trimmings etc.
You put it by… Read full post »
Who will carry the torch?
It may not be who you think
it will be those
among you already
requires a question
to live its
Credit to Rising Appalachia
Oswald crouches at the window. The Mannlicher-Carcano is resting on the window sill.
The actual assassin is right behind him and poised to shoot over Oswald's shoulder as planned.
"Lee. This is it. When you hear the first shot, you shoot. They'll never be able to prove who shot. We… Read full post »
I'm back, but not for lack of trying to avoid it.
We've been at lakeside in a rustic cabin in a remote area. Not so remote that there were not other people but remote enough that my phone would barely work and I pretended to care but didn't. I… Read full post »
In an unprecedented move just moments ago it was decided that name calling, wild speculation, and foot stamping would become the new rule to govern all decisions and non-decisions whether they are made in haste or not even made at all at the fictional writer's site Open Salon.
It… Read full post »
Dad always liked this day. He was a WWII vet and he saw something else when he looked up in the evening sky.
Quite different than what I saw.
Mrs. and I grew up only a couple miles apart although we didn't know each other.
We figured… Read full post »
It ain't no use to sit and wonder why.
Just have a Happy Birthday and don't let anyone know you're aging like the rest of us Jimbo.
An obscure bit of history appears on the events calendar below on year
I think this meets the "better post now or be lost forever in cyber space madness" that has swept this site.
This is going to work.
oh I sure do.
Oh my oh my
'Tis a bit hard to believe.
Educated people with their knickers in a knot.
I'm not in… Read full post »
Dear Mr. Home Appliance Repair Hotline Guy,
Thank you for your recent advice.
I said," Don't worry hon. I'll have this up and runnin' in a few moments. I talked to Mr. Home Appliance Repair Hotline Guy. It's on the internet with the other good stuff."
I… Read full post »
I thought to maybe not re-post this but will. It is in parts with some reflections each year since mom passed and Mother's Day comes and goes without her.
This spring after 3 years I took mom's ashes to the coast. It's a great spot she loved to go with me… Read full post »