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

Sunday, May 22, 2022

WHAT ABOUT THAT BABY?

In the late '70s - early '80s - I finally got my stuff together, cleared my desk so to speak and signed up to go for a college degree. My older kids were out of the house, the younger two were in junior high and high school and I had signed them on my team. I need your help, I told them. I can't do... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

PROGRAM NOTE:

Judd Apatow has just released his documentary on HBO on the life of Comedian George Carlin. His take on politics, culture and our human foibles made him as much a philosopher as a stand-up comic in my view. Seems to me we have a number of comics and late show hosts who make their living doing... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 20, 2022

SOMETHING TO PONDER

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

WHAT IF???

What if someone went into a bookstore or a coffee shop, took a seat at a table and pulled out a small placard that reads: Sell me your story, $10. Stories must have a beginning, a middle and an ending. Payment in cash, here and now. What would others do? Would they share a story? Try to bargain for... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

YARNS, A USED BOOK AND THREAD STORE...

It was lunch hour in downtown Mundane, when the bell on her front door usually jingled constantly. "Yarns" was only a block from the courthouse. When court was in session the jurors often had time to shop during their lunch breaks. After they had a sandwich at Mary's Luncheonette or stopped next... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

WHAT CAN GRANDMA DO?

Seems to me Rupert Murdoch and the Fox News organization is leading the spread of Nazi-style anti-Semitic "replacement" theory, the fear that persons of color will replace all the whites in power. The founders' old-line GOP policies and beliefs (pro-business and anti-tax) have been overtaken by... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 16, 2022

INSPIRED BY THIS MORNING'S SCREEN SAVER:

OWL GONE Four little sister owls, perched in a tree. One flew off to Timbuktu and then there were three. Three little sister owls, playing peek-a-boo. One disappeared into the night and then there were two. Two little sister owls, looking for some fun. One flew off to see the world and then there... Sign in to see full entry.

THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY

Poll parrot had been living in the woman's house, in the huge brass cage near the patio doors since she'd been captured as a chick and hauled rudely through so many dark and noisy places. She had a lovely view of the trees outside, safe from the dark storms and deep snows. Poll could preen and doze... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

MAZIE AND TOPPER

As Mazie buzzed a new territory she spotted a perfect nest site. She fell in love with it immediately, but her warrior instincts set her into think-twice mode. Yes, it was on a thick limb, but she'd seen no cats nearby. The cut limb had cured, and the hole at the center had deepened as the tree's... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

EARLY TIMES AT SIUE

In 1958 - 1959 the powers that be in the state of Illinois took action to acquire a tract of land, some 2,600 acres, in Madison County. The tract was largely farmland, a site that fringed the city of Edwardsville. The purpose of this acquisition was not disclosed and there was opposition from... Sign in to see full entry.

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