Category Archives: General

General chit-chat

Reflections on Pearl Harbor Day

Greetings and Salutations; 75 years ago,  the Japanese Air Force attacked Pearl Harbor  in Hawaii.  The attack was by 352 aircraft, in two waves, and, was amazingly successful.  Their goals were to destroy as many of the warships in the … Continue reading

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Dealing with a Trumpster!

      Greetings and Salutations; Today,  I was reading a thread on Facebook,  wherein  there was another one of the usual spewings of uneducated, unsupported opinion that show up any time one of The Donald’s Minions manages to get … Continue reading

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Alternative Medicine At The Olympics

Greetings and Salutations; The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing this week.   There have been the usual mix of tragedy and injury,  and some truly amazing performances.   However,  what I really want to address here is … Continue reading

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Some interesting questions…

Greetings and Salutations;      A relative posted some questions about the issues of terrorism in the world today,  and, I have to say I found them worthy of consideration.  So…here are the questions and my responses. how many Muslims … Continue reading

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Send In The Clowns; Watch the Pundits leave!

Greetings and Salutations; Last night was a kind of milestone in television, in my opinion. While most of the  evening was unremarkable, the juxtaposition of the two Republican”debates” with Jon Stewart’s last day as host of The Daily Show turned … Continue reading

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Guns in the house! Guns in the House!

     Greetings and Salutations!      Boy, time flies….I am apologetic for the slow updates,  but, between struggling with some health issues,  and, my CDO need to make sure that every post on Facebook is truthful,   There are … Continue reading

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Politics…When Did Lying Become OK?

The following is an Email forwarded to me by a friend. Some variation of it has been around since 2011 (at least), but, it keeps surfacing.    Although normally I just ignore nonsense like this,  I decided this time to … Continue reading

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Political Foolishness

     Greetings and Salutations;      There has been a burst of mindless lies and rants from Right-Wingers showing up on Face Book and while I realize trying to combat the problem with facts is probably like trying to … Continue reading

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Life is Complicated…Observations on Jackson Galaxy

     Greetings and Salutations;      Over the past year or so, I have started watching Jackson Galaxy’s Animal Planet program, “My Cat From Hell”.   I have to say I like it a lot, as Jackson does a … Continue reading

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Remembrance of Things Past…

     Greetings and Salutations;       Proust, in his famous tome “Remembrance Of Things Past”, spent something like a dozen pages describing the joys of having some Madeline cookies and Tea in the afternoon.    Now, to a … Continue reading

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I am feeling a little stuffed today….

     Greetings and salutations;      Once again, I am relieved to find that there are stranger people than me out there.   I ran across this link about Walter Potter, who lived around the 1850-1890 time frame.   … Continue reading

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Who the Hell is THAT?

     Greetings and Salutations;      Some time ago, I was poking through Ebay on one of those random walks to see what nuttiness was posted there, when I ran across a delightful little statue of a cat perched … Continue reading

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The twists of life.

     Greetings and Salutations;      The past couple of months have been a chaotic nightmare in many ways.   Firstly, we were ready to move into the Octagon on The Hill as of the first of the year, … Continue reading

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Keeping life Positive…more or less.

     Greetings and salutations;      Amazing how quickly time slips away when life becomes a hectic whirlwind of chaos and challenges!   However, I am trying to ensure that I find ways to bring little rays of sunshine … Continue reading

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New picture of the Octagon.

     Greetings and Salutations;      Progress is happening at the house in Blaine, although it remains a slow and painful process.  The picture at the top of the Blog, as of 2013/11/09 is a picture I took recently … Continue reading

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Once again, the Politicians AMAZE me.

     Greetings and Salutations;      Well, it is now day 9 of the government shut down, and, I, for one, have been affected by this childish game.    Specifically,   several months ago, my younger sister told me … Continue reading

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How do YOU deal with Stress?

     Greetings and Salutations;      After far too long as a Renter,  we are moving into the Octagon on The Hill.   Thanks to the economy,  my health issues, and the difficulties that are a hallmark of two … Continue reading

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How should we treat the Needy in our society?

     Greetings and Salutatons;      Just a short note about a story I read this Sunday morning.   It seems that the city of Raleigh, North Carolina is starting an urban renewal project by making life for the … Continue reading

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How to write a story (one man’s view)

     Greetings and Salutations;      I was perusing my FB entries a bit ago, and, I came across a plea for help from a novice writer.   They were experiencing challenges in getting stories finished up and ready … Continue reading

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