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

Monday, October 2, 2017


I’ve been rolling my eyes at the plotlines of “Days of Our Lives” for several years now – amazed that bringing back a character from the dead could be such a consistent story line. Years ago it was a bit confusing when the actor in a role was replaced by someone. The one playing – let’s say Jillian... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


1966 At 9:00 a.m. her shadow lies halfway across the red graveled asphalt street – a dusty beige etching of roof line and chimney. When rain caresses her shingles, floods her gutters, floats the sparrow’s nest tucked in the southeast corner gutter, the house rests quietly. She draws herself up to... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 30, 2017


Some folks may not realize that in her golden years, a gal’s “girls” tend to wander southward, eventually losing the fight with gravity. Those with bodacious ta-ta’s may have to incorporate more spandex to contain the flow, while we members of the itty bitty committee can continue to enjoy freedom... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 29, 2017


Joke by 2 nd Graders: Q. What did the big boll weevil say to the little boll weevil? A. You are the lesser of two weevils. Our old friend Talion who used to write detective fiction here on Blogit just updated his Facebook photo – Denzel Washington’s good looking brother. For a long time I’ve... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bad Movies

There’s been talk on the radio – you remember radio – it’s how we got our news before there was CNN or Fox or cable news. Lately, on NPR and the regular TV news, they’ve been talking about the number of bad movies released this summer, and how ticket sales are way down. Reminds me of a guy I once... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Then and Now

This week I’ve been working on revising the curriculum for the Write Your Own Story class at The Center. Most of the participants have been at the table for a year or two and every topic has been recycled a few times. How many times can we get excited about describing grandpa’s farm or how grandma... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

All Hail the Emperor

There’s a tempest in a teapot this week because of DJT’s obsession with picking fights and sticking his nose in other people’s business. It’s not enough to swagger and strut in the U.N. and double-dog dare North Korea to respond with thermonuclear war. Now he’s trying to tell NFL owners – members of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 25, 2017

What’s in a name?

When I was born, Mama named me Patricia because it was, she said, unusual. There weren’t many little girls with that name, in fact no-one she knew. It would be special. Middle name was Lea after my father. If I’d been a boy, I might have been Henry Leroy. (Whew!) I don’t remember there being another... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Bullies I was twelve when the family (Mom, my 9-year old sis and 7-year-old bro) moved to Salkum. For the next three years give or take, we were targets of the town bullies – I’ll call them the Burgers – a gang of cousins whose parents were well connected business owners in town. We were suspect as... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 18, 2017


In Texas/Louisiana and Florida lately during and following the visits from Harvey and Irma, we lucky ducks riding out the storm in fair weather here in the Midwest were heartened by the human response. People didn’t sit by and wring their hands about the disaster – they got to work helping one... Sign in to see full entry.

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