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The end of my life as I know it

It’s all true. This is neither hyperbole nor melodrama. I have “crossed over” from my life of peace and tranquility. Now, I am in a horrible land that too many others have gone before me. Truly, this is the end of my life as I know it. Last week was a waste. This was due… Read more »

The fine line between intent and negligence

So, my next door neighbor’s house caught on fire last Friday. In the ensuing excitement, many thoughts crossed my mind. Even at the time, I see how the event is akin to our country’s situation, writ small. In some measure, I am more aware of the fine line between intent and negligence. Let me get… Read more »

Stretching credulity

Wow. I’m serious. Even I have trouble believing it and I just went through it myself. I need you to bear witness and you tell me if this chain of events, at its conclusion, is stretching credulity. It starts, as too many of these posts begin, with the ubiquitous Comcast. Yes, folks, more issues with… Read more »

The price of procrastination

The bill always comes due. Many times it gets delayed in the mail. Sometimes, the collector is standing right behind you. In all cases, the price of procrastination is a debt that must be paid. As is usually the case with me, it has something to do with the house. We all know that I’m… Read more »

All aboard!

From nightmare to dream to reality. A long ride to a (hopefully) short finish. Come along, all of you, for the penultimate trip on my arboreal adventure. All aboard! There’s no need to rehash the chain of disastrous events that led to my most recent bartering with the homeowners’ association (HOA). As usual, I’ve provided… Read more »

Put the lemon in the coconut

With no apologies to the Harry Nilsson song from my youth (which I quite enjoyed singing to), I have a problem. It’s a problem of surprise and dismay. And maybe, just maybe, it could be solved if they had put the lemon in the coconut. First, let me say that I am not averse to… Read more »