Added by Robin Sneed on July 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Slight whispers in the early morning hours.…Continue
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…Continue
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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:…Continue
Added by Geezerchick on July 4, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
The City of St Francis. . . and choirs, and floating buses, and flying cocktails, and midnight stair climbs, and me for about 35 hours.…Continue
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…
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…Continue
Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on June 22, 2014 at 9:36pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on June 20, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
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…
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…Continue
I used to make fun of old people who wore large hats that drove like they were in charge of a float in a parade years ago. I never thought that I would become one of them—surely it would never happen to me. After I suffered a stroke a few years ago I did not drive for over a year as I…Continue
How do you tell the difference between a charlatan and a fool?
A charlatan knows s/he is selling nonsense. A fool thinks the stuff might actually work.
My mother is seeing a chiropractor who does not limit himself to adjusting her spine. He has her on a diet that by all accounts is either worthless or harmful.
My mother is…Continue
The Luddite and the Android Galaxy
I admit to being a Luddite and have always been proud of that fact. King Ludd holds a dear place in my heart, yet I recognize I still need to be part of our modern world.
It was with this torn spirit that I finally agreed with Kathleen to make our way down to the phone store and update from our 20th century - style flip phones to fancy Android phones.
I have spent nearly every spare moment in the…Continue