Odds And Ends – August 14, 2021

Saw on the news where “Murder Hornets” have shown-up in Washington State again.  Remember you heard it first here October 24, October 26, and December 11, 2020 from Bill Pointpen, WXPB, et al., courtesy of ZipFast. Great.  There wasn’t already enough on my mind with precious little mind to work with from the get-go.  IContinue reading “Odds And Ends – August 14, 2021”

Surplus – August 13, 2021

Not a “hoarder,” I am in the habit of saving “stuff” because I know there will come a time I need exactly those three brass screws with odd shanks and goofy heads to repair an otherwise unsalvageable treasure.  My treasure or someone else’s and that extends beyond family.  “Hardware savers” garner reputations with other “savers,”Continue reading “Surplus – August 13, 2021”

Estabula – August 11, 2021

Make of it what you will Estabula, zippity, zop.I can’t decide; I’m flippity flop.The horse I rode went clippity clop.We spooked a rabbit, hippity hop. US went to help, that was the plan.It din’t work out, I unnastan;Lesser evil: ‘Merican or Taliban?Let’s ask them from Afghanistan. West coast life, your heart’s desire!To all that glamourContinue reading “Estabula – August 11, 2021”

Asked Alice – August 7, 2021

Why yes, all you need do is ask… “So, then,” asked Alice W, “can you tell me which way is ‘up’?” “Why is that,” asked M Rabbit, answering Alice’s question with his own, “so terribly important?” “Why, I ever so much would dearly love to go back to where I feel safe.” From across theContinue reading “Asked Alice – August 7, 2021”

Frankly, I Forget – August 5, 2021

Thots from the old dewd Seems I’ve been here before. Like I’m at a the Bijou’s Saturday matinee. Suddenly it seems, though I suspect better, I’ve seen this picture already. Maybe I read the book. File under Calipers, Blades, and Mallets Life isn’t all right turns; sometimes, you must wait through oncoming traffic to turnContinue reading “Frankly, I Forget – August 5, 2021”

No Promises – August 1, 2021

Yes!  It’s me.  (You’ll get over it) Steady-Eddie followers know I declared I was running away.  Back in May.  I did.  Ran away, that is.  Figured I didn’t need to pay for WordPress and my own dotname.  Out of courtesy, removed all my WP followers and email followers I’d never or seldom heard from. PrimaryContinue reading “No Promises – August 1, 2021”

Remember Clutch? – May 10, 2021

Gracie would happily play the role of “Cat” Introducing Cat “Whoa! When’d you get here?” “This morning.” “Why here?” “I’m a cat. Do pretty much whatever the hell I want.” “I can see that. That you’re a cat, I mean.” “That doesn’t bother you? That I’m a cat?” “Not particularly.” “Why not? You’re a dog,Continue reading “Remember Clutch? – May 10, 2021”

Random Bits – May 8, 2021

That is, after all, my declared theme, “Ramblings,” no?  Briefly1 today, as I want to go outside to play.  (Big boy play – mowing the lawn and attendant cleanups, chatting with the odd neighbor, checking on Mick across the street, tripping to the grocers,2 making sure the contractor is on schedule to chat Monday morning,Continue reading “Random Bits – May 8, 2021”

Setting the Record Straight – May 6, 2021

Many tales are told today to children in the manner of Aesop1, to impart morality, common sense, and understanding of the ways of the world.  These tales fail their purpose.  Miserably.  They paint life innocuously.  In colors not true to real life.  Life has bumps and bruises.  Nicks and scrapes.  Life comes with portions ofContinue reading “Setting the Record Straight – May 6, 2021”

Impostare le Cose in Chiaro – 6 maggio 2021

Molte storie vengono raccontate oggi ai bambini alla maniera di Esopo1, per impartire moralità, buon senso e comprensione delle vie del mondo. Questi racconti falliscono nel loro scopo. Miserabilmente. Dipingono la vita in modo innocuo. In colori non fedeli alla vita reale. La vita ha urti e contusioni. Tacche e graffi. La vita arriva conContinue reading “Impostare le Cose in Chiaro – 6 maggio 2021”