Life in the fast lane--where's the on ramp?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It ain’t what you say, it’s the way you say it.

You say “what about what happened in Sweden last night,” in an election rally for the 2020 campaign, “oh, the horror… those refugees…” What you actually said was nothing. But since you’re supposedly the best-informed individual in the free world, with diplomats and underlings and agents, oh my, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Writing Gets Me Through

The habit of it, the ritual of setting up to do it are the cornerstones of my day. Before I watch the local news or check email or Facebook I think with my fingers about what happened yesterday... Kinda feels like I’ve been run over by a truck. Pulled a gut muscle coughing in the middle of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Feeling Better?

I don’t believe I’ve had a cold like this one for ten or fifteen years. Not since I got a pneumonia shot, which was when I lived in Seattle and worked at the community college. That would have been 2002 or 2003. I’ve had bouts with sniffles, the occasional dry scratchy throat. Son Rich called... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cold. (The illness, not the temperature)

I was feeling it on Tues., that little dryness in the throat, a flowing rivulet from eyes and nose. By Thur. my voice was a raspy croak. I went by the grocery store and picked up some orange juice, a box of cough drops and Kleenex, which as it turned out, barely got me through the day. After the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stories from The Center

Today was the first “class session” of the new term – 15 weeks, which makes it one down and 14 to go. There were six of us, and I was feeling much the worse for wear – sore throat, raspy voice and that ennui that goes with the uncommon misery of the common cold. I managed to croak out the blurb... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The New Manchurian Candidate

Seems one sneakin’ hunch filtering through network news these days is that Russian Premier Putin messed with the USA’s presidential election, spreading fake stories, twisting voters to reject Mrs. Clinton, the most experienced and qualified candidate in favor of a TV clown whose talent lay in... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day …

I feel no emotional reaction to this “holiday” any more. I did enjoy the prep for it during school days – back in the day most of the cards we sent to classmates were hand made. I think it may have been 5th grade when Mom sat at the table with us kids to make cards. We bought the envelopes and made... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 13, 2017

P.S. to the story posted earlier

It turns out the wife and stepson of the KKK leader have been charged with causing his death. Sign in to see full entry.


KKK leader murdered In the news reports, a KKK leader was found dead in the river. You can Google the particulars if you want to know which infamous white supremacist “bought the farm” and what river he washed up in. (Now I’ve done it. Ended a sentence in two prepositions). I felt no real pang of... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Don't Trubble Trubble -- conclusion

If you’ve ever been to the salon for a perm, you know the drill. You tell the cosmetologist what you want, and she gives you what she thinks you need. Which led to disappointment and hair that had frizzed and kinked like a new Brillo pad, complete with the blue soapy stuff. At least that was what... Sign in to see full entry.

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