TAPS' Take

Sunday, March 3, 2019

A Day For Reverie

I seem to be going through a period where I have to force myself to be communicative, to come out of my hidey-hole, close my book, and respond to one who speaks vocally or writing. Ribcage dressed in the warmest outerwear he has and went out to trudge through the new fallen snow on top of unmelted... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 28, 2019


J ust today, my lower back has quit jabbing me with pain when I get up or move around or walk. I'm not making little yelps or squeals and groans when I rise to my feet. I guess I can put the walker back in hiding and get out the vacuum cleaner and the mop and do a little work. It has been a week... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

If They Won't Come To You...

Can't wait for the flowers to grow the sun to shine the sky to be blue and cloudless..... fresh air to be stirring the lacy curtains through the open window. I'm so looking forward to picking a big red, ripe, juicy, tomato off of the vine and biting into it to taste its freshness as the juice... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 25, 2019


The long winter, the cold, the staying inside, the lack of normal exercise, and old age have all worked together to cripple me up in the lower back and make it difficult for me to move without little yelps of pain. I dug out my walker again and opened it up and am using it now and then until I get... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Gateway To Spring

Check on your friends in Kansas City. The whole city is a giant pothole; we have a snow storm every week that comes down before the previous one can be gone; we have run out of snow-melt/salt several times; we are stuck inside with children for days at a time; the kids are going to be going to... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Never The Twain Shall Touch

All kinds of bits and pieces of subject matter for a blog post are flashing before mine eyes and moving on, but I can't seem to grab on to any of them and hang on long enough to get something going. I know that it can't be just age, for there are many people much older than I that write fascinating... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Chutney Choo Choo

A packet of ground hot chilies straight from Thailand was a Valentine's Day gift for Ribcage and I. They are called a lot of things, but perhaps the most fitting name of the bunch is Thai dragon peppers. These chilies have some fire, they are red when ripened like dragon's breath, and their shape,... Sign in to see full entry.

Hearts And Flowers

Love is among the greatest muses, inspiring the world’s most famous romantics. Have you ever tried to write a love poem when you were not loved, not in love. Forget it. Just get a heart-shaped box of chocolates and gorge. I'm p reparing for my Valentine's Day outing for this year. With 80 of those... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

His Shade Of Blue

Unwelcome is the problem when it shows its ugly face sticks out its yucky tongue, grins, and puts me in my place. My problems of two posts ago have gradually righted themselves with the help of my two sons here in KC and the prayers of my Florida son. I do have lots of support for which I am very... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Avenue

Freezing rain all day today. Not a good day to take "The Avenue" that runs through the old Northeast part of Kansas City east to Independence, MO. It is especially not a good thing for big trucks to do. When the yellow sign on the train overpass says 12' 0" it does not mean that it is made for... Sign in to see full entry.

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