Monthly Archives: January 2017

He is what he is

Ten days into the new administration and everyone is up and arms. Shock and awe! Revulsion and revelation! Protests and applause! To this point, no bill has been created and no law has been passed, but plenty has been done. It’s called executive action or presidential overreach, depending on who you voted for. But surprise?… Read more »

And then there’s this guy…

These days I try to keep a unicorn-rainbow-smiling sun-bunnies and butterflies view of the world. I try to allow for bad behavior, bad drivers, bad comments and general badness by believing I may not know the whole story and perhaps the person is not always like that. I assume innocence and hope for the best…. Read more »

Bloody good report

“Give it to me straight, doc, will I live?” Apparently so. The final tests are back and not only do I have blood, but a lot of it is good. There’s rarely any excitement or mystery going in for my annual checkup except my blood work. Those are numbers I eagerly await with hope and… Read more »

Beached

It’s been almost a year since I’ve written anything besides this blog and greeting cards. It’s been almost three years since What Now?, the last of my Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy was published. And that’s about how long it’s been since I’ve gone out and just sat on the beach. Oh, I’ve walked by it… Read more »

Forum for debate

A couple of weeks ago, a good friend of mine, commenting on one of my posts, brought into question the proper forum for, in this case, political debate. While I understood his point, I’m going to pretend I didn’t, otherwise this post would end in one paragraph. (Waits for rabid cheering to subside) Yeah, you… Read more »

Wristful of dollars

Miss me? Now that my unplanned and uneventful absence from posting is over (conveniently on a Friday, so I don’t have to do more than one this week), it’s time for more random ruminations reminding readers regarding reconsidering renewing reading Ramblings. Yeah, that had nothing to with anything, I just felt like babbling a bit…. Read more »

Actors are people too

Social media frequently gets a bum rap. It gets blamed and criticized for creating a hostile and rude society, giving freedom to expression that previously often only had local exposure. That’s specious reasoning, because the opinions, attitudes and demeanor readily on display through various social media are the actual reflections of the people posting those… Read more »

Toothless

Technology is amazing. It seems as if there’s an endless game of “top this!” going on. There are so many advancements and changes it’s hard for anyone to keep up. During my meager shopping spree over the holidays (mostly clothes and some cheap blu-rays), I did pick up a couple of technology items. Nothing phantasmagorical… Read more »

Between me and beauty…ants!

Gosh knows I’ve posted about ants; heck, I’ve even written about ants! So, you’ve gotta know by now I have great affection for the little critters (well, except for the several hundred tiny sugar ants that parade through my kitchen every year or so). However, they are really causing me problems these days. More specifically,… Read more »

Health scare

Most people I know are less than enthusiastic to visit the doctor. Any doctor. I know I’m a big baby when it comes to needles, so the main boogeyman for me is the annual checkup, which just happens to be coming around the corner. Well, I say annual, but my “primary care physician” is the… Read more »