Say it ain't so! Folks, we've been bamboozed, er...bamboozled yet again.
All this conflict of interest deep pockets business is, of course, the darker side of globalization coupled with slack governance…Continue
That's what's in my camera phone from the last couple of weeks.
My brother in law has unfortunately found himself in territory I know all too well - he lost his first-born son and was a couple of rooms over while it was happening. Our wives our sisters. Within the last couple of years, my mother in law also lost her first born son,…Continue
German Robber Baron Castle
Last fall, while staying at the Caring House in Durham, N.C., I realized that I had been putting the flatware in the dishwasher upside down. Early in our marriage we bought some stainless that had knives with pointed tips. Most table knives are rounded on the end; these weren’t. The tip of one of the…Continue
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. It’s 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and Jim Glzorp readily admits he’d rather be in bed than standing outside in the cold handing out leaflets at a strip mall. “I’ve successfully avoided politics all my life,” he says, as his 9-year-old son Jim, Jr. hugs his leg. “When I read about all the crazies out there these days, I had to start getting involved–for my kid’s future.”
What do you say we have a little fun with today’s post? It’s been nothing but serious serious serious in the news lately, and politics politics politics. The serious politics bit is why I’ve gone down to blogging one day a week. Everyone, including myself, is so paranoid about what’s going on in Washington, we’re not reading much for pleasure. Even I have the “Oh, Christ, what’s he done now???” mentality. So, what could we do today to lighten the mood? I have an idea.
Check out this repulsive thing I spotted right next to the sidewalk.
That, my friends, is a dead Armadillo. Lying suspiciously close to where I spotted that ghastly buzzard-thing the other day.
My husband is so patient with me. I actually stopped the car in the middle of traffic and…Continue
This article began as a post on Facebook. It is being posted here as requested by KosherSalaam. Comments will be appreciated.
I get most of my best ideas when I am involved with water. Today, while I was watering the garden, just after putting in a load of wash, I was suddenly struck by the realization that Donald Trump IS NOT A BUSINESSMAN.
He's a deal maker. He buys and sells things. He doesn't make anything other than deals.
Every single business he has…Continue
Random thoughts and images completed again. It is time to let the mind find what it will discover and…
It's not that I'm skittish;
or even wary.
Open and inviting, hopeful is more…
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After listening to Mick Mulvaney's talk about Meals on Wheels and programs for Early Childhood Education, I am foaming at the mouth. Here is one of my bumbling rambles, this one about the fact that the public funds that are invested in the early childhood years pay off more than they do for any other age group.
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A Dubious History
Peanuts, Goober Peas, whatever they are called, have been a staple food for a long time. There are no fossil records of peanuts (peanuts don’t have bones or teeth), but there is ceramic evidence of peanuts as either decoration or…Continue
Wife and I travelled to Ireland in 1977 for 3 months. We were young painters, married but no kid. Footloose. So we went to the land of our forebears, she a Harrington and me a McKenna. Had fun, got cold and wet. Found out how useful Wellies are.
Made these. First is a self portrait with Monta.
I know there are reflections but I need to set up a proper easel and lights to do a better job.…Continue
Gilmores had the superlative jukebox. This particular box had a number of big band 33s, my favorite - Tommy Dorsey's "song of india", Artie Shaw's "in the mood", Bobby Darin "mac the knife" , of course, classic Sinatra and Tony Bennett and for us youngsters, plenty of new music, like Question Mark and the Mysterians "96 tears".
And even though he didn't have a dance license, there were enough cops that hung out that Pat wasn't worried about being…Continue
Impact of the "Skinny" Budget:Continue
I found Trump’s missing "wiretapp" quotation marks.
The gremlins had stolen them from Trump's accusatory tweets and brought them to the Leprechauns who had painted them green for the St Patrick's Day congressional hearing on how microwave stoves can turn wiretapping into surveillance by television.
We know these belong to Trump because they're huuuuuge!…Continue
Speaking as someone who could give a rat's ass about St. Patrick, snakes and/or being "Irish" (the Mick's were even worse towards the Dago's then when they first started immigrating to this country...)
I still like corned beef... cooked cabbage and boiled to death taters & carrots not so much!
Well, Boanerges suggested I post more stories. After I got finished typing them out, I had enough material for a short book available from Amazon/Kindle.
It is a book for adults as some of the content is pretty rough. Many may find it offensive as well.
The ebook has a minor formatting…Continue
Regular reader will recall that, in the post-mortem of the election, I asserted that even Red states really aren't. They're all dotted with Blue cities; some, of course, large enough to stave off the cretins. Some, not.
Today's Times brings us a first person tale of one such situation, as you might expect from the missive's title, Nashville.
I believe my people elected the…
Koga, a 24-year-old male gorilla, escaped from his cage at the Buffalo zoo and was captured in the staff lounge.
Cold cold cold cold cold. Why does anyone live in this godforsaken place, it’s cold ALLA TIME! If stupid humans had more highly-developed brains they never…Continue