Posts Categorized: People

Can I get my money back?

I’m such a soft touch. A sucker. I thought I was helping Puerto Rico out. I totally bought into the fake news that getting devastated by a category 5 hurricane was a disaster. Silly, gullible me. It’s not a disaster. Not a “real” one, anyway. If you read yesterday’s post, you know I was ready… Read more »

I’m not oblivious

There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world. Really, when isn’t there? In the moment, it tends to feel as if there’s never been a time like this. Unless you count the time before or the time yet to come. And still, it doesn’t stop pictures of pets or food being posted on… Read more »

Guns don’t kill people

Let me stop you right there and say that I don’t know the answer. I don’t know how we make this better. How to keep people safe and respect the freedoms of Americans to own guns. Okay? So, take down your defenses (from either side) and put away the backlash. If you’re calm, maybe I… Read more »

“It’s a very big ocean”

I’ll admit, when I was growing up, I didn’t really know where Puerto Rico was. I mean, we were taught geography in school and I had an atlas, but I was always confused. Was it up near New York (I heard there were a lot of Puerto Ricans living there)? It wasn’t until I owned… Read more »

Observations in the cone of uncertainty

Some random observations over the last 24 hours on South Florida, people and Hurricane Irma… – On the way to the first week of bowling league last night, I witnessed the heading-home-from-work traffic turn into the I-need-to-get-gas backup at one of the highest priced gas stations locally. Panic and lack of preparedness know no savings…. Read more »

Imminence vs. inevitability

As I warily watch the growing storm in the Atlantic and sadly read about the dwindling storm in the southeast, I wonder how long we will have this pointless debate. Proponents of climate change point to the increasing violence of natural disasters, along with scientific data that appears to support their views and stridently demand… Read more »

Mother Nature has no party affiliation

The left hates the right. The right hates the left. The middle hates them both. The poor hate the rich. The Klan hates the blacks. The Nazis hate the Jews. Everyone hates the Nazis. Country folk hate city folk. And vice versa. And on and on. We have deep-rooted hatreds in America. Despite our “enlightened”… Read more »

Racist or coward?

Ugh. You hadda go do it. You just couldn’t let me enjoy my Halloween preparations in peace. Ugh. Okay, let’s just get through this. The latest expression of…I’m actually at a loss for words…from the person inhabiting the office of the presidency has left me further distressed over the state of our nation and our… Read more »

Charity begins at home

Never has that truism been more true than today. While there are still human involvement activities (Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, local marathons and walks, etc.), the burgeoning internet has provided the motivationally and socially challenged (such as moi) with greater flexibility than ever before. Lest you think all my online money spending… Read more »

Good guesser

I’m not a big fan of texting. Not because of the terrors of texters and their lack of awareness. This isn’t a diatribe about distracted drivers or pedestrians. Nope, I’m not a big fan of texting because I’m just not good at it. I never considered my fingers stubby before, but I have no fluency… Read more »