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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 […]

Four-letter Words

Four-letter Words are nothing new, unfairly Branded by a Few, the Only Ones seen Acting Bad, all others Suffer – that’s so Sad.

Back, Jack, Beer, Best, Cold, Coke, Cash, Test, Drum, Drop, Fair, Rest, Fine, Fork, Goat, Pest.

Hang, Home, Kiss, Heat, Luck, Loud, Mass, Beet, Moon, Moss, Nose, Feet, Ooze, Park, Pour, Neat.

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“Burma Shave” Signs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those who’ve Passed a Certain Age, might Remember Roadside Rage. Not the Kind that Made you Mad, now they’re Gone and It’s just Sad.

Well before the Internet, was their Talent – Yes you Bet. Rhyming with a Sense of Humor, for Everyone – Not […]

God’s Prostate

Way back When the World Began, God worked Hard to create “Man.” As ideas from Him were Sprung, must Have Been extremely Young.

Spry and Strong – feeling his Oats, sure would Like to see his Notes. Prostate – Smostate, After Thought, Haste makes Waste and now he’s Caught.

Time has Passed – Billions of […]

Snake Gratitude, or Anthropomorphism?

This past Mother’s Day, my wife and I (neither one of us parents) had a close encounter with the greatest mother of all—Mother Nature. Unexpected, perplexing, yet ultimately, in a way, gratifying. And not soon to be forgotten!

Intending to spend the day at our little vacation house on Lake Gardner and catch up some […]

An Extremely Memorable 50th Wedding Anniversary Day

Last weekend we celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We did not want a big bash – just something between the two of us. We had a nice lunch and then my wife wanted a “Senior Coffee” at McDonalds. I drove up to the drive-thru order screen and ordered. Not thinking – and in another world […]

Missing the Smells

My wife wanted to get a peppermint plant for our deck – she liked the smell of it and said that it would help to keep the mosquitoes away. She decided that we would go to the “River Market” in Kansas City, Missouri – the city in which we have lived since 1979. The Market […]

Soldier Boys and Girls Together Spell S-E-X

The recent spectacle of Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller being grilled concerning the Facebook nude-photo scandal before an “irate” Senate panel—including women such as Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen exercising their (as the black celebrity Janelle Monáe would phrase it) “vagina power over men”—provided an hilariously entertaining theater of the absurd for those realists among […]

“Gimmie Shelter” – 1969

Haunting Song – Rolling Stones, Repressed Thoughts – Make no Bones. I was Drafted – Did not Run, Hell for Some – Just Begun.

Love this Tune – Don’t know Why, Times I Listen – Want to Cry. Was no Hero – Conscious Try, But I Served – Did not Die.

Genius Intro – […]

Lent

Lent

 

I went to church today, Ash Wednesday, with my mother. We arrived on time and I said hello and shook hands with Mike, the usher usually stationed on the east side of the church. We took our place in the last pew of the front section of the church, prayed the Confitor, listened […]