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Entries from January 2016

A fire and a movie

January 31st, 2016 · 1 Comment

It is a good thing that a fire is comforting and relaxing because carrying the darn wood in is not hard, but time-consuming, especially when you’re carrying it to a basement fireplace. You can only tote so many logs at once so it’s up and down and up and down and better do it again […]

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Frederick Small

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Who is Fredrick Small? A man who murdered his wife and was hanged for the crime a century ago. I know this because I fell into a “click a connecting link” pattern and wound up at a news page, which I am citing here, but which may not be available forever because it is a […]

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When you dream about an ordinary day

January 29th, 2016 · No Comments

I wonder if I could claim that I have been up for almost two days? Last night I had a long, dull, frustrating dream about chores that I do during the week. This was not a dream where I analyzed those chores; no, no, this was a dream in which I performed those chores in […]

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Oh, the scary Internet

January 28th, 2016 · 2 Comments

When I was looking up information on Amelia Earhart, I automatically typed AmeliaJake into the search bar, and I found myself staring at: Okay, I guess it’s a sign. Then, wondering what would happen if I searched AmeliaJake images on Bing, I found this from The New Yorker: Yep, I must have posted that somewhere […]

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Noble County Humane Shelter – Maggie’s waiting

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Everyone who knows me is very much aware that we lost a beloved Australian Shepherd a year ago last October. Actually, the hurt is still so big that when a lady form the Noble County Humane Society called me, I misspoke myself and said last October. Actually, it feels like yesterday. Shane was himself, the […]

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From Chinatown to Floodpath: the Deadliest Man-made Disaster

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments

I remember watching Chinatown way back when. That when was a long time ago; Jack Nicholson had hair. I’m not certain I followed the plot too well the first time I saw it; then later came The Two Jakes and renewed my interest in the earlier movie and I sort of got everything figured out. […]

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What happened to the Contented Cow Contest

January 26th, 2016 · No Comments

Just a few years back, TV ads and magazine pages showed cows in pastures sharing their thoughts about the Contented Cow Contestants. What happened? I miss those clever little, and maybe snide, moo-ings of the pasture? Whoa, this isn’t one of the commercials but it sort of fits in with the Iowa Caucus time period […]

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FaceBook ignorance

January 25th, 2016 · No Comments

I haven’t really thought about why I don’t use FaceBook. I have a page, mainly because someone asked me to quite a while ago, but I never really got the hang of it and I’m not certain if I triggered something that shows other people’s posts. I may have to go look. Still, while looking […]

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Kendallville is NOT in the blizzard

January 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

We are north of the blizzard, quite a bit north, although I believe if I still lived in the Cincinnati area, I would be on the northern edge of it. The sky is blue here; I am not sitting in a bogged-down car on an interstate nor bracing against a pelting wind. That’s good. However, […]

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MT

January 21st, 2016 · 1 Comment

I suppose this says a lot about me: If asked who I would like to have been in history with the initials MT, I would answer Margaret Thatcher, not Mother Teresa. At least I’m truthful. Oh, Lord, this says even more: I just bookmarked the BBC’s 60 Second Shakespeare. I really am that EMPTY.

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