RP's Theatre of the (Almost) Absurd

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

I'll catch up with everyone's blogs later. Right now I'm waiting for the workmen to come to demo part of the kitchen. They are late. Wonder if they'll show up? I swear, these guys could make so much money if they just "showed up!" Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

In the Name of God...Kicked Out of Church!

"You'll Have to Leave..." As most of you know, I am half Italian. Some family members are very light in coloring and some of us are really dark. Same ancestors, different genes. Some also have very curly hair and dark eyes, though not all. One uncle fell into the "dark" category and was married to a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Richest Guy in Town-(BTW, I'll catch up with everyone later.)

You Never Know... I grew up in an average town, not extremely affluent, not desperately poor. The Dads went to work, while the Moms (most of them) stayed at home. Kids went to school. Eventually I figured out that some kids had a little more of everything than others. A few moms drove cars. Not mine... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 1, 2018


"This is My Son..." (Not mine; theirs.) They were a sweet, older couple, who had left their home and property with a large farm on it when the Communists overtook their native country. They fled with the clothes on their backs, as the proverbial saying goes. We were in our early twenties, had just... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


"Who's Your Mama?" My daughter, Karen (not her real name), gave me the update on her friend, Sharon (not her real name either), and Sharon's newly found biological mother. We left off with Sharon meeting her natural mother for the first time, and staying at her home for more than five hours... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Family Portrait - Almost

"Those Were the Days, My Friend..." I had to do a double when I saw this photo. It's NOT my family, but we have photos that look just like this. What you don't see are those unspoken undercurrents that adults think the kids don't pick up on, but they do, somehow. There was always at leasst one... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Boy, That Smells Good! Or Not...

What's Your Favorite? Funny how a scent can remind us of something so vivid from our past. It can be pleasant (I happen to love Rive Gauche - the original, not the changed synthetic version of today), or not so pleasant, as is the case with our BigV and onions. So here are the names of a few... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Eros' Kiss" by Antonio Canova

aka: "Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss " Our friend, GM, was curious to know more about the photo of the sculpture that I posted on Valentine's Day. So, GM (and anyone else who is interested), here's the scoop, and a photo of the entire sculpture. This should also shed some light on the meaning of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Who's Your Mama...

The Conclusion - Or Is It? (It's long but I didn't want to drag it out.) Part II The girl had been young, but not that young, in her twenties. She said she'd been dating a guy a short while, once or twice, and there was party; it was in the days of alcohol and drugs (like now isn't), and he, well,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Who's Your Mama...

"He Said She's My - What?" Part I (In Two Parts Cause It's Long) My daughter, Karen, and her friend, Sharon (not their real names), have been friends since first grade. They went all through grade school, high school and then college together. They have remained friends throughout the span of... Sign in to see full entry.

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