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                    It makes Me  wonder if fate has written a part for Me
                    in the nameless pages of life!…

Added by wayne w. bastin on July 29, 2014 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Crazy Client of the Day

Some of my computer clients ask me to do the simplest things, like download a file from the web.

That’s what this client said she wanted. She’s an out-of-towner, so she brings her computer to my house.

She asked what time she could bring her computer over. I told her 9 AM.

She said she’d be here at…


Added by Geezerchick on July 25, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Courthouse Nights, Episode 2: Homeless Minority

Courthouse Nights, Episode 2:…


Added by Robin Sneed on July 24, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Minority Population

 There are about, what, now? 315 million people living in the US. Of those 315 million, approximately 3.5 people are homeless. That is around, what? One percent of the population. 
We are, currently, the smallest minority in the nation. Interestingly, we are all colors of the rainbow, from all walks of life. We are educated, we are beautiful, we are intelligent, and we continue to evolve.
In just the three years I have been a homeless person,…

Added by Robin Sneed on July 24, 2014 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Vegetarian Propaganda Backfires

Our local library offered a free vegetarian cooking demonstration – which means watch us cook and get a free meal.

My husband, the alien, and I went. It was a sales pitch and we came home with the “wrong…


Added by Geezerchick on July 18, 2014 at 12:04pm — 1 Comment

A return to forever

Death speaks to me.

Slight whispers in the early morning hours.…


Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on July 18, 2014 at 12:51am — No Comments


Several times a week, I hang up on folks who call claiming to be Dell Technical support. They claim to know some nonsense about my having an infection in my computer that isn’t a virus and can’t be caught by my antivirus program, but that this mysterious person has managed to detect without even knowing what kind of computer I have.

But this time, the caller didn’t feel dishonest. And I had written to Dell about when…


Added by Geezerchick on July 11, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Fellow Travellers Can Save Money with Some Good Knowledge on When to Shop for Your Airfare

The Best Time of the Day to Look for Airfare Deals.

The best time to purchase airfare for online sites is Tuesday at 3:00 pm.  This the time that all the airlines put up their best pricing and…

Added by Ivor Fernandes on July 9, 2014 at 9:02am — No Comments

Where did Dino go?

The bar was a karaoke bar and after talking to some of the regulars it had a reputation of being one of the best karaoke bars ever. Annie and I were both excited. We both loved to sing.…


Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on July 7, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments

Separate and Equal

Last week I went to the Constitution Center to hear Dr. Danielle Allen of the Princeton Institute of Advanced Studies discuss her latest book, Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality. She says, “In just 1,337 words, the Declaration changed the course of the modern world, but it is now rarely read from start to finish.”

The Declaration begins:…


Added by Geezerchick on July 4, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

A Scarlet Letter

I’m not a fan of The Scarlet Letter. It’s just one of those books that I thought everybody reads – like the Bible. It’s one of our common stories, with one of our common and therefore short-hand images. Kind of like Juliet talking to Romeo from her balcony.

Recently, I watched the movie Burning Bridges with a group who were for the most part younger than I am. This movie features a community discussion with 6 young men…


Added by Geezerchick on June 27, 2014 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

A break in the daily grind

Nicola Tesla where are you now?


What a sad state of affairs that we all talk about Nicola Tesla now. His genius surpassed Einstein and his gifts to mankind were of tremendous bounty but we never saw any of those things while he was alive.

Albert Einstein2

The corruption of our government isn't a new thing. The corruption of all governments for that matter but what I find criminal is that our government is as if not more corrupt…


Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on June 23, 2014 at 10:18pm — 2 Comments

The Incidental Tourist Meets San Francisco

The City of St Francis. . . and choirs, and floating buses, and flying cocktails, and midnight stair climbs, and me for about 35 hours.…


Added by Steve S on June 23, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

The Myths of Swimming After Eating


Whenever we had a picnic near a lake as a child, we were told to never EVER go swimming for at least an hour or you were going to have cramps and die. Each time I heard that particular ridiculous information, all I wanted to…


Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 23, 2014 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

Aardvark Diggs tells the truth, sort of.

Aardvark Diggs never waited to be invited in. He just strolled in and went directly to the fridge and would get something cold to drink out and then find…


Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on June 22, 2014 at 9:36pm — No Comments

The neverending storm

During all of this Aardvark Diggs sat in the corner of my room drinking a diet Pepsi and humming a tune as he watched. It pissed me off to no end. Annie and I had finally got tired of jumping into and completely through the blobs. I…


Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on June 20, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Memorial for a Stranger

I’m a chronic volunteer.  Last week, I volunteered to clean up the food service at a memorial for a woman I’d never met.


I decided to go to the memorial and listen to the stories.


A woman who was in the church choir with her spoke fondly of how the dearly departed sang off key and was tone deaf, but probably didn’t know it.…


Added by Geezerchick on June 19, 2014 at 8:31pm — 2 Comments

Redwoods Monastery, and Reflections on Two Deadly Sins

We have visited Redwoods monastery many times over the years. I described the monastery in a previous post. This post is about this year's retreat.

A moment of…


Added by Steve S on June 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Florida Changing Stand Your Ground to Grind Your Stand

Two years ago I wrote a story about a den of sin in a retirement community called The Villages in Florida. Some told me it was all hear-say, but the…


Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — 13 Comments

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