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Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

All Lives Matter

June 16, 2020

I am sure that many people have been watching the news lately and that one of the highest impact topics has been about our, the United States’, history of racial practices (that’s such an insufficient word: practices). For many of my years, I have been aware of how non-white people have been poorly treated in […]

Pretty – Ugly

June 1, 2020

Please be sure to read this from the Top Down AND from the Bottom Up. I’m very uglySo don’t try to convince me thatI am a very beautiful personBecause at the end of the dayI hate myself in every single wayAnd I’m not going to lie to myself by sayingThere is beauty inside of me […]

Shut in Thoughts

May 23, 2020

Another one found in e-Mail: Fw: Shut-In- Thoughts – I’m having a quarantine party this weekend! None of you are invited. – We are just two to three weeks away from learning everyone’s real hair color. – All these people are worrying about a baby boom in the next nine months. Two days of homeschooling […]

Lost Words from our Childhood

May 19, 2020

I got this from my not-very-old Aunt Gerry. I wonder where she got these from? Lost Words From Our ChildhoodMergatroyd!       Do you remember that word?  Would you believe the spell-checker did not recognize the word Mergatroyd?  Heavens to Mergatroyd!  The other day a not so elderly (I say 75) lady said something to her son about […]

God Bless America Original

April 16, 2020

Got in email: Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he and a million other guys first heard her sing “God Bless America” on the radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two. Here are the facts: […]

Proximacy is the new Intimacy

March 25, 2020

Proximacy is the new Intimacy. Our COVID-19 shutdown response is creating a desire to get closer to people simply because we can’t. A neighbor and good friend of ours called and asked if they could come over to stand outside and socialize from six feet away. Of course, we said yes and put our coats […]

Regrets

March 13, 2020

“Regrets, I’ve had a fewbut then, again, too few to mention” How many times and from how many people have you heard these regrets: I wish I hadn’t worked so much I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends I wish I had […]

Drafting Guys Over 60

June 7, 2019

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists.  You can’t be older than 42 to join the military.  They’ve got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year old’s off to fight, they ought to take us old guys.  You shouldn’t be able to join a military […]

Buying on Sale

May 16, 2019

Many shoppers are enticed by Ads that claim that their items are marked down for sale from their usual higher prices. These ads claim / offer that the shoppers will save some amount of money by Buying on Sale through these merchants who are offering their deals. What does not appear to be as well […]

Cycling through Cuba

May 16, 2019

Very interesting perspective from a person who actually rode a bicycle through CUBA and really got to see what it is like…… As a 77 yr. old guy who has gone to Europe, Canada, Mexico and now Cuba for bicycle road trips,  I thought you might enjoy reading my report of my bike trip to […]