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Faces of Compassion, Faces of Hate

Three years ago, when I had my first gallbladder attack, the attending urgent-care doctor advised I’d self-diagnosed correctly and that gallbladder surgery would be a simple thing. “They pop them out in the morning and send you home in the afternoon,” she explained. She strongly urged I consider having it done. Well, maybe that’s true […]

Shoot ‘Em

Let’s Arm Everyone – Shoot ‘Em, Rifle, Pistol, Gun – Shoot ‘Em.

Take Guns All Away – Shoot ‘Em, Amendment Use And Say – Shoot ‘Em.

Got Your Order Wrong – Shoot ‘Em, Someone You Think Strong – Shoot ‘Em.

If They Cut In Line – Shoot ‘Em, When They Spill Their Wine – Shoot […]

“Super Geezers”

Super Geezers – Just some Teasers Civilities rambunctious Sneezers. Belch at any Time of Day, no Concerns of What they Say

Have no Time for Politics, Pick your Noses just for Kicks. Speak your Minds without a Care, take a Nap most Anywhere.

Cranky if You want to Be, Dirty Jokes and Laugh with Glee. […]

2018: Transitions, Cessations, and Resumptions

The big 75th-year signpost is dead ahead in January, and this old frame and motor has really begun to reveal its wear and tear. The latest, following on the heels of a prostate cancer diagnosis (the “watchful waiting” variety), was the sudden appearance of atrial flutter, a rapid and irregular pulse. One can adjust and […]

A Natural History of Sexual Harassment: Darwin to Lauer

Well, good heavens! It seems every morning we’re waking up now to news of another masculine celebrity accused and smacked down careerwise for, you guessed it, “sexual harassment.” Yes siree. Ailes, O’Reilly, Weinstein, Spacey, Rose, Louis C. K., Franken, Conyers, Seagal, Hoffman, Halperin, Keillor, Stone, Affleck, Lauer, James Levine, even old daddy H.W. Bush—and all […]

Homeless in Paradise: Alice and Dwight

We lost a good friend to the grim reaper a month ago. A great conversationalist and world traveler (he’d been an airline pilot), Bob hadn’t wasted a minute of the 94 years of life he’d been granted, and he left behind a multimillion-dollar estate to his son and daughter. They held a “life-celebration” gathering at […]

To Keep, or to Cast Away

“Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.”

Romans 12: 2

Perhaps it had something to do with my having been listening to the angst-ridden radio newscast prior […]

“Commercials”

Whiter Teeth to Proud Extender, Lighter Beer to Younger Render. Love Them, Hate Them, In-between, now a Part of Life’s Cuisine.

How long Have they been Around? Surely long as Sight and Sound. ‘Bout time for a Whistle Blower, started With an Apple Grower.

Had an Orchard just called Eden, not sure Where – perhaps […]

Defying Death, Hell and High Water—the Wendy’s Bunch Reloads

It’s been a spell since I updated my readers on the Wendy’s breakfast bunch and their goings-on, so I decided to take this occasion to make amends. The Mission “weed patch” to the east of the Wendy’s location still flagrantly displays its green glory, all efforts at revitalizing the construction project having so far slid […]

“Bad Brain Bats!!!!”

Many thoughts Fly through your Head, from Time you’re Born until you’re Dead. Disease’s I would Like to Stall, the Ones when there’s No Thoughts at All.

It’s scary Stuff to Not know You, or Have Control of What you Do. As I’m inching Up in Years, this Is one of My Biggest Fears.

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