“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (George Santayana) It also may be said that people who don’t learn from their mistakes don’t mature. This would help to explain the underlying conundrum surrounding the infantile behavior of our present White House squatter, although I sincerely doubt he’s ever learned anything, ergo: … More American Caligula
Happy Fall, everyone – especially my loyal fans and you know that means you, Melinda, President of the Roxie D. Fan Club. Since I’m stuck in the house, today, I figured I’d better let you all know I’m still alive and well. (As well as I can be without having a book written about me.) To … More Roxie D’s Autumn Dreaming
Yes, I’m still here. Unlike Schrödinger’s cat, there is no paradox. I exist whether I’m boxed or not. And, much like Mark Twain, “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” But this past year hasn’t been easy for me. I really did almost die a few times. I was locked downstairs for days weeks! Although, if … More Roxie’s Fire and Fury
I thought about calling this post “Rocks in My Pocketbook” but I realize it would date me. Pocketbook is a bit passe, like etui or reticule or bodkin. So “bag” will suffice . Our church school’s curriculum for this year is using elements of music, art, writing, and drama in teaching the Bible. I was … More Rocks in My Bag
Roxie D. here! Winter has arrived in South County. On February 9th we got our first big snow storm and it made me feel happy that I was inside, warm and safe in my new special room. Mom is calling it “her office”, but I know she and Dad spent all that time putting it … More Roxie D. aka The Other Cat and “No ZuZus Allowed!”
It’s me, Roxie. I’ve been left at home on Christmas Eve while the folks are out gallivanting. Lord knows where? Probably following the star to Bethlehem or Las Vegas. Once again, I’m stuck here with ZuZu, the most boring cat in the world. She’s lying around while I’m watching the house. It’s almost Christmas and so far, … More Roxie’s Christmas Eve
Roxie here. I haven’t posted in quite sometime because The Powers That Be (you know who I’m talking about) has been very stingy with the laptop to the point of total self-absorption. She types and types, using up all the charge so, I’ve yet to see one cat video in weeks! And we could have … More Roxie aka The Other Cat – November Sucks!
Mostly true story: Charley and I were sitting in a Dunkin’ Donuts last week and a horse walks up to the Drive-up Window. The waitress looks out, surprised to see him standing there and exclaims, “Hey!” He says, “Yes, please, and could you throw in some extra ketchup?” (Now, I’ll bet you thought she was … More Fall in South County
Newport, Rhode Island is known for its Summer Folk and Jazz Festivals. In the 60’s, I used to cross the Mount Hope Bridge over Narragansett Bay and join lots of other “hippies” who set up on a hill outside the festival fence to listen (for free) to the famous folk singers of the day like … More To Soothe the Savage Beast
Roxie, here. Hope all is going well with my good friends out there in the blogosphere. The folks were watching a movie last night. In it, a girl named Alice falls down a rabbit hole and ends up in Wonderland! She meets a Cheshire Cat who can disappear into thin air. I would love to … More Roxie’s Frabjous Day
Well, it’s been a year since I first published this post and once again the big day – Monday September 19th to be exact – is almost here! Charley’s #1 top of the chart Holiday – Talk Like a Pirate Day 2016. So, I’m digging in to my treasure chest and posting this little jewel once … More Ahoy, Maties! It’s Talk Like A Pirate Day! AARRRRGHHHHHH!