American Caligula

     “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

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Rocks in My Bag

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’s Christmas Eve

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

Fall in South County

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

Ahoy, Maties! It’s Talk Like A Pirate Day! AARRRRGHHHHHH!

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!