RP's Theatre of the (Almost) Absurd

Sunday, September 23, 2018

In Times of Tragedy...

It's Good to be Italian... I spoke with my cousin Y tonight, the cousin who lost his wife suddenly last week. Y is six years older than I, and we never really engaged in a lengthy conversation. He's one of those people who was born brilliant, no, beyond brilliant, yet was always somewhat socially... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

I've Missed Everybody in Blogitsville

I'm been gone because... Simply put, I was sick. I developed a terribly bad sinus and ear infection. It started with the particulates in the air from the wildfires last month, then progressed in intensity to the point where my ears were so filled with fluid they were throbbing continually, and every... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Oh no, not again, and again...

They Say It Comes in Threes Yesterday we got the news about the loss of cousin Y's wife. She'd had a stent put in her heart about five years ago and her heart became infected, as I understand it. She became septic, and tit was fatal. Today the Reaper has struck again. Sis called with an update. We'd... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

How Precious is Life This isn't the post I was going to write for you today. Sometimes life takes precedence; sometimes loss of life takes precedence. My sister called a while ago to tell me that our Cousin Y's wife passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. But aren't they the same things? Suddenly,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Lost and Found

And My Kid, at that! Oy! Our Kabu mentioned losing her granddaughter in a store for a short while and what a terror it was. That reminded me of a time my oldest daughter at age five " escaped " from my presence in a Sears store. Sears, the store that is no more around these parts - or possibly soon... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Our Neighbor was Screaming and Crying

On the Front Lawn... At our other house, our next door neighbors on one side were very nice people. These neighbors were so sweet and they had the most extraordinarily beautiful little girl; half Hebrew and half Japanese. They'd done a lot of work to their house to make it "just right," including a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sitting on Millions and Millions of Dollars

He Ignored the Seed of Greed - A Matter of Principle I imagine most of you have heard of the book, " Catcher in the Rye, " by J. D. Salinger. After that book was published, Salinger would not consent to any work of his ever being published again. But that doesn't mean he stopped writing. He... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

9/11

"... I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world." - Rick; Casablanca. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Life Lessons for the Grandboys, Part II

"Let's Hear It for the Girls!" Yesterday'a post was about the local HS team tryouts for Surf Team. I also mentioned that there is no Surf Team Junior Varsity (JV), something unusual to me. Anyone on the team is eligible to compete, so there will be 14 year-olds against 17 year-olds from all schools... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Life-Lessons for the Grandboys

"Grown-Ups Don't Always Play Fair!" As most of you know, my twin grandsons started high school a few weeks ago. Tryouts for the school's Surf Team were held this week. There is one team, no JV, the top15 make the cut to compete. Period. Folks, these ain't the "surf dudes" of the '60s, '70s or '80s.... Sign in to see full entry.

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