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Category: Personal

Love in the time of pandemic

I’m a hermit by trade. A loner. And I’m perfectly happy home alone most of the time. Until I was told I HAD to stay home. Now I fret constantly. […]

Oh goodie, spring has sprung

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the snowflakes is. I’ve been hoping our unusually mild weather is a “fool’s spring,” but the 10-day forecast doesn’t support […]

Brian Smith, R.I.P.

A long-time blogging friend to many of us, Australian Brian Smith aka LordBeariofBow aka ElBoB, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24. His daughter posted the following on his blog last night: […]

A cat tale

You might have noticed I haven’t been writing much lately. But I have reasons, or excuses, depending on how you feel about cats. Mousse, my beloved kitty for 16 years, […]

I am from … a while ago

Several recent conversations brought to mind this item I first published in 2009. I probably should have mentioned in the first few paragraphs that all this took place in Oklahoma […]

An introvert and shy

 “I want to be alone … with someone else who wants to be alone.”   I was an introvert before author Susan Cain was a gleam in her daddy’s eye. […]

A bit of Flatiron history

Some readers might recognize these rock formations as The Flatirons, a Boulder, Colorado, landmark. Symbol of the city, they rise from the foothills just southwest of town and are visible […]

Pied Type too

Just a note to let those interested know I’ve started a second blog, Cancer: Curves Ahead, to use for follow-ups to my post “A is for anxiety, C is for […]

A is for anxiety, C is for cancer

It’s now the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing I think about at night. Not to mention most of the time in between. Cancer. You see, a […]

Ah, typewriters

  Anyone my age, and certainly any former editor/writer my age, will recall some years spent pounding the keys of a manual typewriter. Mine was a Royal portable, and it […]

More on ice chips and horses

An addendum/correction to my earlier post about ice deliveries in the 1940s: I got a note from my older brother last night regarding my recollections about ice deliveries, ice chips, […]

When iceboxes were cool

Before electric refrigerators were introduced, Americans used iceboxes. Those of you more than a few years younger than I probably never had one and frankly, I don’t particularly remember the one my […]

Day trip to Trail Ridge Road

A week ago I checked the webcam at the Alpine Visitor Center on Trail Ridge Road and discovered the camera had been moved, as seen above. The shot below is […]

Driving habits of a 71-year-old

I won’t for a second assume that anyone drives the way I do — but in some cases, maybe they should. I’ve not been driving for 71 years, of course. […]

Share the ‘Joy’

According to the YouTube notes, “Joy” is one of the best instrumentals of all time, and I agree. (I owned all the instrumentals.) It’s from the British studio group Apollo […]