Getting beat up by a dead dolphin

Yes, even by the standards of this blog, that’s a strange headline. But, it’s not metaphorical or allegorical or any other “ical” type of thing. It’s totally on point. It’s a short tale to see how I’m getting beat up by a dead dolphin. The primary driver for this story is a dolphin. But the… Read more »

Spicing up a friendship

This tale begins a long time ago, during my former adventures in the mythical land known as Corporate America. Some people from that land embark on a journey to a fabled destination referred to only as “lunch away from work”. I was one of those adventurers. This is the story of how that journey begat… Read more »

Leaving me eye and dry

Okay, no new news here! You already know I’ve got an obsessive personality. In fact, I even mentioned it in a post this week. Hmm. I wonder if posting about obsessive behavior is obsessive behavior. Anyhoo, here’s a post about how one of my obsessions is leaving me eye and dry. So, first of all,… Read more »

Must…have…more…shiny objects!

The recent circus surrounding Donald Trump is not surprising. If anything, it confirms my opinion of him. I take care to avoid impugning his intelligence. In fact, his cunning is quite formidable. He gets all the help he could ask for from a media that cannot resist. They must…have…more…shiny objects! If one looks at Trump’s… Read more »

The lure of the internet

Last month, I spent an inordinate amount of time on a new forum. Chatting. Discussing. Posting. Eventually, my body decayed and lack of food and sleep caused me to die of malnutrition. Okay, the last part is only a probability, but it does paint the lure of the internet. The danger is greater for someone… Read more »

The danger of listening to only one side

Boy, this happens to me a lot. Really, all too often. Mostly, since my niecelings were born. There is constant griping about their Mom. It sounds horrible. My sister is such an ogre. Then she calls me and tells me her side of the story. That is why I am well aware of the danger… Read more »

Another dumb idea of mine

Ugh. I have to say it again. These comic books are going to be the end of me. It goes well beyond simply being older, too. It’s all about presentation and storage. Which leads, naturally, to another dumb idea of mine. You shouldn’t need much of a backstory. By now, you know I am a… Read more »

I’d rather just stare at this tree

I had a disturbing interaction on Facebook the other day. Yes, hold on, I know. “Disturbing” plus “Facebook” is a common combination. Bear with me, I’m making a point. It’s all about thought processes. And how some people apparently think “I’d rather just stare at this tree.” So, to the interaction. My Facebook “friends” list… Read more »

And now for something completely the same

And, that’s done it. As of this past Sunday, both niecelings are officially diploma holders. One with a degree in Criminal Justice and the other in Biology. Introducing their next act: “And now for something completely the same.” (apologies to the great and beloved Monty Python’s Flying Circus) My elder nieceling is three years older… Read more »

You can’t talk about the second thing until you talk about the first thing

Much spaghetti is being thrown against the wall lately. Little of it is sticking, but the tossing continues. And it’s all because the current resident of the oval office can’t talk about one thing. But, you can’t talk about the second thing until you talk about the first thing. Now, I’ve posted here before regarding… Read more »