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Entries from November 2017

I wasn’t kidding

November 27th, 2017 · No Comments

I have been listening to an audio recording of the YouTube video mentioned below – over and over and over again. When I was alone here, I actually hooked it up to a SPEAKER and put the volume up. While puttering around I let my mind wander from vignette to vignette, all inspired by the […]

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Carroll O’Connor – not Archie Bunker

November 25th, 2017 · 1 Comment

I can’t stop listening to this:

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Beers you buy for the carton decor potential

November 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment

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Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

I have always said Thanksgiving as if it were the name of an event, a proper noun. I knew, of course, what the two words that made up the one word meant, but I always just said it with the idea (thanks to FDR) that it was the fourth Thursday in November. A few years […]

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I believe in George H.W. Bush honorable character

November 16th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Be it a bandwagon or a Radio Flyer, there are always people eager to climb on for the ride. Well, I’m standing firm in my admiration for George Herbert Walker Bush and firm in my belief he is an upstanding man. To steal a quote form Martin Luther: Here I stand; I can do no […]

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Leaf paws

November 13th, 2017 · 1 Comment

And how many “grabs” is it going to take to get rid of mounds of leaves? I can’t cite where this picture is from because it popped up amid a lot of Google images about leaves.

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Leaves and the snow shovel

November 13th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Saturday I worked for several hours on the last wave of leaves to come down. I found myself thinking of Joyce Kilmer and grade school and trees in a slightly different way – sort of “God, you made these trees, how about a big wind that sweeps away from my house.” Yes, I know, it’s […]

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Amazon vs. USPS update

November 11th, 2017 · No Comments

A BIGGER SIGH. In fact:   SIGH I just got a message from USPS: The package is delayed and will not be delivered by the expected delivery date. An updated delivery date will be provided when available. Your item arrived at our FORT WAYNE IN DISTRIBUTION CENTER destination facility on November 11, 2017 at 3:35 […]

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Amazon Prime vs. USPS

November 10th, 2017 · No Comments

Amazon prime free two day shipping’s tracking stages are usually: It’s at Amazon It’s at a way station on the shipping route It has arrived.   BELOW I HAVE COPIED PART OF THE LITANY OF THE TRIP OF USPS: November 10, 2017, 9:41 am In Transit to Destination On its way to AmeliaJake The item […]

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The miser vs. Mr. Generous

November 1st, 2017 · 2 Comments

When I give out candy at Halloween, I make judgement calls. Cute little sidewalk-pounders in costumes get two or three things – no matter if they peer out from behind their parents whispering Trick or Treat or come up to me and grin with a mouth full of baby teeth, and maybe a couple of […]

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