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

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

BEFORE THE INTERNET:

INSULTS THE OLD FASHIONED WAY Fat shaming on social media, race baiting, political targeting, etc., put-downs people post and react to instead of thinking and responding with class: none of this one-upsmanship is anything new. Sixty-odd years ago on the sidelines at a sandlot game insults were... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 27, 2020

ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST

In 1953, following graduation from High School I applied by mail for a job interview at the Telephone Co. Mom drove me to Centralia where I took the train to Seattle. After I was hired, Mom arranged for me to board with her cousin Hazel who lived in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. A few months... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

IS IT? I’M NOT SURE.

If I am not mistaken, there is sunshine this morning. I was up just before dawn and noticed bright salmon streaks of clouds at the horizon through the etchings that are winter bare trees. It was already 6:30 – about 2 hours past the usual time when my canine companion seeks relief in the back yard,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

SOUNDS LIKE….

Today’s music for the most part is difficult for me to enjoy. They rant or go robot, their words come too fast and are either slurred or mumbled. There are no verses, no melodies, just racket and sound patterns. Part of the problem is the change in my hearing, I’m sure of that. Sounds seem brassier... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 24, 2020

FRIDAY: NPR MORNING REPORT

A Mexican poet activist who loves butterflies has been kidnapped by the drug cartel because his activism interfered with their operations, something to do with avocados… Meanwhile the doomsday clock ticks ever closer to the end of humanity not just a nuclear thing but our careless disregard of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

ON A LIGHTER NOTE

The good news today - yesterday - is that the USS Abraham Lincoln has arrived safely back in San Diego from its dangerous mission to the Persian Gulf, with all hands safe and sound. Among the sailors aboard was my great niece Grace, whose family is thrilled to welcome her for as long as she can... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

THE CURMUDGEON’S COMPLAINT: JANUARY 22, 2020

(grumbling, muttering, rolling my eyes) Weather. #1 topic of conversation among co-workers, friends, baristas and coffee drinkers, bingo players and casual gossips. That’s all we can do, talk about it, and complain through the dark days and darker nights. B O R I N G Impeachment. The #2 topic –... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

IN A SWORDFIGHT WITH FOG

Ever notice that trouble attracts more trouble? It’s like a magnet drawing little bits and filings – growing more powerfully magnetic with each added bit. There was trouble brewing for my son Russ even before the sudden death of his stepdaughter on Jan. 5th. He’s been right there with his former... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 20, 2020

OUR TINY LITTLE ATTENTION SPAN

Nobody reads long novels any more. Blogit posts over 150 words long will at best be skimmed. We've been trained by Twitter and Facebook to focus in fits and starts, to jump to obvious conclusions and respond with cliches and emoji's. A friend asked me recently why nobody was commenting on her long,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

LEAPIN’ LEOPARDS

I dreamed I was at the edge of the campus, about to follow a walking trail up the hill when I saw two spotted leopards, some distance away but running at top speed from the woods at the top of the hill. Instinct told me the fence and gate between me and them would not keep me safe, and I started to... Sign in to see full entry.

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