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Leaf me alone!

I swept “The Slab” today.  And the day before.  Also, the day before the day before.  And I don’t need to continue since you see the pattern. First things first.  “The Slab”.  This is my loving appellation for the concrete square in front of my house (but behind a tall wooden fence).  If it was… Read more »

Razor’s edge

My aversion to cleaning is legendary; I’ve detailed some of it here in this blog (you can track down the post in the increasingly useful “Categories” section under the “Home” category entitled “A home filled with love…and hate”). However, despite all preferences to the contrary, I do actually clean my home.  My only other alternatives are… Read more »

Welcome to the jungle

Okay, okay, I’ll get to it already. I’ve mentioned in the past my (normally) attractive landscaping out front of the house.  It’s filled with surprisingly healthy and unfortunately fast-growing plants and trees.  It’s a source of great pride and equally great grief. The last time I ventured into this forest was prior to my Washington… Read more »

Clearly garbage

Today’s post is garbage.  No, really, it’s all about garbage. I’ve had the distinguished task of taking out the garbage since I reached a height in excess of the garbage bags.  “Back in the day” (gosh, I really must be getting old because I am using that phrase so much more), it seemed like taking out… Read more »

Cleaned out is cleaned up

We’re back after a holiday-induced break.  Today’s topic wraps up the end of October nicely and brings us smack into the stretch run for the year. Today marks the first day the house is finally “clean” since my return from the Grand Road Trip.  I use the quote marks around clean because the nasty stuff… Read more »

Disconnected

After just getting through talking with you about the take-over of technology in our lives, I had an ironic experience that both lent credence and uncovered surprising realities to that thought. Over the last day or so, my internet connection has gone a-sputtering, leaving me without connection for the better part of a day and… Read more »

Prepare for the worst

The excitement and anticipation of my upcoming road trip to Washington D.C. and various places in between is increasing steadily as the time draws nearer to departure.  Of course, this also means going through the extra preparations that are only required by the confluence of an extended stay away from home during the peak of… Read more »

Bugged by the heat

I’m not a big fan of bugs in the house. This is probably not a particularly unique attitude, but it has a tendency to be discussed more than I would imagine for some reason.  The subject came up again last week when I was visiting a friend and her (just about) 3-month old boy. She… Read more »

Aritificial intelligence?

This is not a fantasy.  This is not a tale of make believe.  What follows is real life; a depiction so eerie, so terrifying that you may have trouble sleeping peacefully tonight.  Read on, if you will, but beware, for you may feel a presence surrounding you that you were yet unawares… They know.  That’s… Read more »

A myriad of musically motivated mumblings

<As promised when I started this public blog, I will occasionally dredge up a post from my (now departed) private blog.  I have taken the liberty to edit the post for relevance.  Now, read on…>   I haven’t done a potpourri post in a long while; today’s ramblings will fill that vacuum. Shine a little… Read more »