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
- Returning from Under The Milky
August 19, 2014 01:43PM
- Under the Milky Way
August 10, 2014 09:45AM
August 05, 2014 12:26PM
- The End is Nigh
June 17, 2014 12:39PM
- Father's Day Reflection:We
Laughed All the Way Home
June 13, 2014 01:54PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “It truly seems that
guinea pigs are out of fashion
Humans are the
- “Weeds are the bastard
children of the well tended
gardens, sent to
tightrope walk between
detachment and engagement
Great idea for
Mine too. I'm grateful
- “I think the denial of
sentience in other orders of
a root cause of
It's difficult to do these days it seems, but I managed to be cyber disconnected for 8 days.
Deep in a mixed conifer forest far removed from the bustle of the ordinary day, we paused to breathe.
Mrs. told me of a headline she saw on her phone but I… Read full post »
Just hours before our annual trek to high desert country.
Hundreds of miles from here
Under the Milky Way
The skies will dance as
Perseids skritch and scratch
their luminous spears across the visible universe
the lake will erupt
in reflection Read full post »
When is the right word the wrong word?
I don't intend to be booted off anyone's post so I will ask here:
If the right word is used at the wrong time can it still be the right word?
Can a side discussion of the definition of homonyms vs. homophones… Read full post »
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 »