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

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

ABOUT THE MOONLIGHT

MOON WATCHING Does she see me, my sister the moon? Or am I just another shadow in her light? Does she realize I see her, set among stars in a midnight sky? Does she sense the cool, the peace her placid face brings to hot things in my mind? I remind myself terra is not firma, The world that seems... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 15, 2022

DOOFUS PRIZE GOES TO:

It's a tossup. This year there are two contenders and a third runner-up for best use of the doofus factor in TV advertising. One campaign features the Progressive Insurance series, which tell viewers absolutely nothing about the company's price structure, coverage, or goals. It's just Flo and the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE:

On Friday morning my sons came over "for coffee" to tell me with gentle kindness that the worst had happened to their youngest brother. They were in shock, full of sorrow, and yet they were able to hug me and wait with me to make sure I would be OK. My daughters, too, have stood tall - tending to... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

I REGRET TO INFORM YOU...

Our family received word from Seattle yesterday that my youngest son, John, has passed away. His passing was discovered when concerned friends asked authorities to do a welfare check. The family plans to hold a memorial gathering at a date to be determined. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 12, 2022

DAYS OF OUR BACKYARD SQUIRRELS

Squirrels, even the most sophisticated members of the troop, do not use words like "egregious" or "parsimonious." They are more likely to revert to obscene references to another's illegitimate birth status or to infer that the enemy's mother is likely to run out from under the porch and bite him.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

NOCTURIA

This was a new word for me. It popped up in an onscreen ad for some OTC drug to control symptoms of the condition. I've been dealing with it for a couple months on a regular basis and from time to time for at least a year or two. I assumed the cause was old age - just another one of those conditions... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

WORKING ON THE BACKYARD SQUIRRELS STORY LINE

I've been thinking of adding a flying squirrel to the Brick Street troop, and maybe he could have a mate. Thinking of calling them Clark and Lois, and having the long-time residents, White Ears, Itchy, Stubby and Peaches and the others, resent them for just moving in and setting up residence in a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

"SUNSET AT MAR-A-LAGO" TO REPLACE "DAYS OF OUR LIVES."

At first it was a brief headline, "breaking news." The Donald was pissed off because the FBI had staged a mass raid on Mar-a-Lago, and even broke into his safe. It was, he tweeted in so many words - an insult and totally out of order. Didn't matter that he'd already admitted stealing government... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 8, 2022

SCHOOL DAZE

A hero of mine works weekends and summers in the bakery at the Schnuck's store here because her Monday-Friday job doesn't quite cover the bills. She's an elementary teacher in the East St. Louis district, where her students face all the challenges of an urban environment. Many of the kids she loves... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

STARDUST MEMORIES

In a small high school like Mossyrock, students had to be multi-talented and adaptable. There weren't enough senior boys to make up the whole football team, at least not for the class of 1953. There were eleven seniors, but Wheeler D. was a hemophiliac. Just one tackle could start his joints... Sign in to see full entry.

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