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 »

These are the shanks I get?

Yes, I admit it. I missed June. My monthly cooking challenge just somehow slipped by me. And, while I had July planned early, I barely got it in under the wire, too. Life. You know. So, I worked really hard to make it happen this month and…these are the shanks I get? In case you… Read more »

Throwing some shade

Don’t let the headline fool you, this is a post about technology. And, I suppose, it’s also about getting what you pay for. In a good way. So, really, though the headline is applicable, this may feel like anything but throwing some shade. So, first let’s set some common background information. I live in South Florida…. Read more »

Guess who is coming for dinner?

We have been told, frequently, by the current resident of the oval office, that this man is fine. He can be our friend. That we, in our past, are just as bad as him. And so, after a universally panned private meeting in Finland, guess who is coming for dinner? Keeping with my fact-based post… Read more »

What exactly does a president do?

I wanted to wait a day for the furor to settle down. Then, the “dog ate my homework” explanation came out and I know that’s not happening. Keeping with my promise, today’s post is totally fact-based. I’m just going to relate what exactly does a president do. In combing references from the Constitution of the… Read more »

Sticking to the facts

Quite a lot of news out there these days. Generally, that’s always true, but it certainly seems louder now. We’ve got 24/7 media to thank for that, broadcast and social. It’s getting harder and harder to find the truth amidst the opinions. But, as I tackled some of those issues, my goal is to be… Read more »

A nightmare would be preferable

Holy cow! What a way to wake up! I can think of a dozen ways right off the top of my head. A nightmare would be preferable over shooting pain. Sadly, that’s how my morning began. I was in that “special time”. The period long before you usually wake up, but for some reason, you… Read more »

Celebrating things we all agree on

There’s plenty of disturbing news in the air. Here. Abroad. Some of it will even reach this blog. But not today. Today, I only want to express one sentiment. There is time enough for the things that separate us. For now, how about celebrating things we all agree on. Regardless of where you stand versus… Read more »