Call me mechanically declined.
I don't mind -- I'm used to it. Although it's not true I can't screw in a lightbulb all by myself. I can, and there's about a 75-25 chance I won't break anything in the process.
But it wasn't entirely my fault that replacing the garage door opener remote was so damned difficult.
Earlier in the week, I noticed that the remote would only work if I was basically sitting within two feet of the door. Had to be the battery, I figured,…
“Canada is not merely a neighbour of Negroes.
Deep in our history of struggle for freedom, Canada was the North Star.”
-- Martin Luther King Jr., 1967
Most everyone has heard of the Underground Railroad that brought so many fugitive slaves to Canada, all of them following the hope that was "The North Star".
I'm going to be 70 this year, which is about twice the life span I anticipated once upon a time, given the nature of my wretched excesses back then.
That was before I met the girl with the sunset hair, and life took a dramatic turn to the right.
Imagine the sun going down in the west, beaming fiery red and shot through with gold. That's what her hair looked like the day I met her. For that matter, that's what she's like period.
The other day, I stood in the…