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_________________________________________________ From time to time I include videos of me playing some instrument or another - all the songs I play are written by me unless otherwise stated.


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JANUARY 16, 2015 11:47PM

My Hero for the Day: Paul Smith

Next time I'm tempted to feel sorry for myself I need to remember this guy!

Paul Smith
OCTOBER 24, 2014 12:10PM

One Sentence Tx for Ebola

Develop blood bank from all survivors of ebola.

OCTOBER 16, 2014 9:10AM

Open Call: 5 Things I Love to Do

Last evening as the sun was setting I drove through a rain-drenched countryside to be with Ella Rose at the hospital.  We had not anticipated when she left home yesterday morning that we'd spend the night in a hospital room after emergency surgery.  I'm home for a short time before… Read full post »
OCTOBER 10, 2014 5:00PM

Don't Blink and Drive...

Takes less than 1.5 minute to watch....



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OCTOBER 4, 2014 2:17PM

Delia's Open Call: I Am a Chicken

In my mind, one of the marks of excellent writing is that it provokes thought.  If that is true, Delia's challenge for us to share our personal moments of courage is true greatness, because I cannot stop thinking about it.

Sadly, I also cannot think of a moment… Read full post »

... cause you never know when you might want to EMBED!


Example of embedding. 

JIBO , It's coming! 
Oh, goodie!  I did it! 
OK - At Zanelle's request, here's the text for how to embed, using the above JIBO robot link as an example:… Read full post »

I'm nearly sixty years old.  Sometimes I feel like a toddler just discovering the world, and entranced by its multifaceted marvels (sometimes I ACT like a toddler but that's an altogether different essay).  I'm intrigued by my newfound knowledge of so many things, some sparkingly new, som… Read full post »

In my active fantasy world I envision a world where people are despised on the basis of who they are, not what sociological pigeonholes they fit snuggly into.

There is a burr under my proverbial saddle, a woman who I've known for a long time.  I have spent… Read full post »

Before I even began reading Wyborn Senna’s delightful book I was captured by the title and charmed by her humor on the dedication page. I was pleased to discover that this fun style is liberally laced throughout the book.

The short chapters help keep the movement of the story crisp an… Read full post »

AUGUST 29, 2014 12:03PM

BOOK REVIEW Broken Roads

I began reading this book in the evening and found myself so caught up in the story that I could not put it down until I had finished it. The author yanks you into a dark post-apocalyptic world from the first paragraph, and you simply cannot squirm out of it until… Read full post »

JULY 1, 2013 4:00PM

The Bloom is On!

Nearly 14 years ago when we first saw this land it was, to put it nicely, a hell hole.  Garbage, rusted junk, weeds graced the yard.  Well, not so much a yard - more like dirt and gravel.  But we were in a proverbial corner, a messy time crunch, and… Read full post »
JUNE 6, 2013 5:29PM

Divine Comedy, Canine Style

Never in my life have I spent so much time staring at a dog's hiney hole.

But I, along with thousands, nay MILLIONS, of other people all over the world have found myself mesmerized by the sight of Jesus' face peering from the very bowels of this pug.
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JUNE 5, 2013 3:46PM


Ella Rose was in the kitchen fixing me a nice pork chop and potato dinner.  Suddenly she was standing behind me, thrusting something in front of me and asking, "What does this look like?"

spud frog penis C

Now, understand, I'm a very meat and potatoes kind of person - literally.  I… Read full post »
JUNE 3, 2013 6:52PM

Sometimes Ya Just Gotta Dance

Sometimes words fail.

Sometimes no matter what you do you just get tangled up in more misunderstanding.

Sometimes there's just nothing left to say....


Sometimes ya just gotta DANCE!





video by 3arabusa

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MAY 28, 2013 9:51AM

The Decoration of Graves

Like many people, I have come to regard Memorial Day as an extra holiday, and one of my favorites.  It comes at a time of year when spring has most definitely sprung, the occasional wayward late snow up north notwithstanding.  My forsythia and daffodils have bloomed, my garden is… Read full post »

He's 82.  He's a barber.  He's a noncombat veteran.  He lives in CT.  His name is Anthony Cymerys but folks call him Joe the Barber.

These are some of the facts associated with this man.  It doesn't take much more looking to realize he's also a hero.
MAY 23, 2013 4:44PM

Once Upon an Eternity

On a celestial plane comprised of freezing gasses and molten ice there lived a small group of super beings.  Not that they personally considered themselves super beings, mind you - just that there were no creatures in all the universe that was more powerful in all ways that mattered… Read full post »
MAY 22, 2013 7:50AM

The Altars of Untermenschen

subtitled: Flaming the Fires of Hell

Untermenschen is a German word that literally means "under man" or "subhuman."  It's a useful device for separating the proverbial sheep from the goats, for distinguishing those with value and merit from those without.

As long as we see the universe
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MAY 17, 2013 2:47PM

The Joys of Karma


What goes around comes around.  It's a natural law of progression, and it is inevitable.  It might take awhile, but sooner or later, yep, what we do is going to come back and bite us in the soft spots.

It's humbling to experience the pangs of
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MAY 16, 2013 2:08PM

The Boy Grows Up

The Boy is taking his driving test this afternoon.

No big deal, in the cosmic scheme of things.  But this isn't the cosmic scheme of things, and he's not just a boy.  This is part of the core of my life, and this young man holds my heart
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MAY 15, 2013 2:30PM

Creep's Clothing

The current uproar over Abercrombie & Fitch's refusal to make clothing larger than a size 10 or 12 (reports vary) is one in a long line of controversies this company has enjoyed over the years.

Enjoyed?  How in the world can one enjoy the intense scrutiny and activism against… Read full post »

Hi, all, Monkey Sue here!!

Well, how in the world have ya'll BEEN!?!  It's been WAY too long since I sneaked onto the computer to write a blog.

Actually, what happened was that awhile ago Kit became mesmerized with other interests and she moved Percy and me
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We watched Schindler's List last night.

Well, that's not entirely accurate.  I watched the whole thing, mostly.  Ella Rose cried through the first half and then left the room, saying it was too hard to watch.

She was right, of course.  She's usually right. It IS too hard… Read full post »

I love seagulls.  I do.  Ever since I read Jonathan Livingston Seagull in the early 80's I've been mesmerized by their majesty, their strength, their graceful dance against the sky.

Pollyanna as I am, I am equally aware of how absolutely disgusting seagulls can be.  Back in 1980
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MAY 13, 2013 10:33AM

Wayward MD's in Eternity

There are some fine physicians in the world, people dedicated to the welfare of their patients.  This blog is not about them.  This is about the many medical doctors who have lost (if they ever had) any real sense of empathy for the fears, discomforts, pains of the people whoRead full post »