Random 5 for October 7 – People, hard times, ads, energy, seasons

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Sometimes you don’t know someone – Locally we had a car bombing. It’s unusual for our area. Three people died. One of them created and set off the bomb killing his 2-year-old son and an older acquaintance. Immediately after the … Continue reading

Own it! Or suffer the stink eye!

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I hate excuses. My mother never tolerated them. Not even mitigating circumstances. You did it, you own it. So what if you were double dog dared. If you are stupid enough to take that on, you deserve the consequences. You … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 22 – Gloria Steinem, political unrest, gifts, technology, Gracie

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History repeats itself – Yesterday I heard Gloria Steinem’s speech and it was awesome. I was around in the 60s when we protested for all sorts of equality. Here we are 50 years later still protesting. Kudos to my friends … Continue reading

Ruminations on a vile election

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This election has been painful. It’s taken a while to process. This is not a political blog and I’ve avoided the topic but this is part of my therapy. Normal writing will resume shortly. It’s not about Republicans or Democrats. … Continue reading

More odds and ends

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Voting — We voted mid-morning. Our local precinct is staffed with centenarians. At least they look and work at a speed that I think someone would at 100. Small things (like a dropped pencil) are huge issues taking considerable time … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 3rd – Inspiration, hearing, elections, attitude, birthdays

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What’s next? – Whenever I think I will run out of things to write about, something happens. I anticipated an uninspiring week leading up to the holiday weekend. Then I had my garden ravaged (update – cucumber plant history, zinnias … Continue reading

A look back in “Time”

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I like cats. (No, this isn’t about cats!) I recently found an issue of “Time” magazine that a good friend gave me in December 1981. It had a feature story on cats. I kept it all these years. (I also have the post … Continue reading