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At a crossroads

Another goody ...........
Posted:Aug 29, 2019 12:34 am
Last Updated:Aug 31, 2019 7:13 pm

Imagine this: President JFK stands in the oval office with flat palms on his presidential desk intently studying a screen that displays a map of Cuba with Russian missiles standing tall and pointed at the U.S. He turns his brother, Bobby, sighs, and says, "If I had a with handbag design expertise advise me."
Time to resurrect this one ....
Posted:Aug 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Last Updated:Sep 8, 2019 2:14 am
What say you?
Somewhat prompted by MrsJoe's early morning blog .....
Posted:Aug 13, 2019 2:29 am
Last Updated:Sep 4, 2019 7:01 pm

… regarding 'communications', at least.

About a week or two ago I began an earnest attempt at updating my ancient address books and questioning the whereabouts and/or vital circumstances surrounding some very old acquaintances that have been far too long 'out of sight, out of mind'.

I bought a packet of blank page cards, jotted notes and sent them out to last known addresses. (Frankly, at this stage of life, I sought to know whether they were dead or alive! After all, we're all past the ages of life expectancy. } I included my current e-mail address, street address and . I made a list of those I addressed.

Out of 12 such sent notices, I arrived home from lunch today to find two voice messages on my phone assuring me they are alive and well. I was DELIGHTED! ( I spent some good long time on the phone in response! ) One was from a dear friend I've known since our Taiwan teaching days way back in the late '60's/early '70's at Taipei American School! Another was from a gal from England that I came to know in my days of living in Madison, WI. One delightful, spunky lady I came to love when I became a divorcee.

Earlier, one other message came by mail to assure me she's widowed and hanging in there. Another came from the granddaughter of a gal I came to know and befriend when our began school together way back when my ex was a junior high school principal during his very first experience in school ADM. She informed me that my friend, her grandmother, had passed..

That makes four out of twelve! I'm left to wonder about the rest.

I have more to go …. miles to go before I sleep.

I don't think I'll find much disagreement with this one .....
Posted:Aug 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Last Updated:Aug 12, 2019 5:34 pm

Five surgeons from big cities are discussing makes the best patients operate on.

The first surgeon, from New York, says, "I like see accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered.."

The second, from Chicago, responds, ", but you should try electricians! Everything inside them is color coded."

The third surgeon, from Dallas, says, "No, I think librarians are the best, everything inside them is in alphabetical order."

The fourth surgeon, from Los Angeles, chimes in: "You know, I like construction workers. Those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over."

But the fifth surgeon, from Washington DC , shut them all up when he announced: "You're all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There's no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains,and no spine. Plus, the head and the azz are interchangeable."
Issues with computer ............
Posted:Jul 28, 2019 9:11 am
Last Updated:Jul 30, 2019 4:28 am

Time for a tech call. I'm overwhelmed with signals. I may be out of commission for a spell … but, I'll live. LOL I hope nobody will miss me too much. LOL
I never became acquainted with the Magazine here on the site, BUT ....
Posted:Jul 26, 2019 6:52 am
Last Updated:Jul 29, 2019 4:00 pm

... is there a chance of resurrecting that venue?

Blogs have gone straight to hell; chat lost it even before blogs, and now we suffer the overflow of the hangers-on with the petty complaints. The really great bloggers and chatters are long gone. The 'sameness' has these venues a whole lot of awesome voices.

Personally, I miss Stillwatertoo who never failed to cause me to ponder on an almost daily basis about everything under the sun. Furthermore, I miss the subtle voice of Friendly (from India) , one who lent a graceful peace and perspective to these pages. I miss Poetdancer's perspectives. She is a woman of grace and was never combative in her tenure here. ( Lilium is a character in her image, as I see it, another who is obviously enlightened.) Gentleben's contributions were immeasurable, as well. He defined himself in the way of purpose and led us in a most positive direction. The Grouch was special and immovable right to his death … as was Gentleben. Karinpepedia's (spelling??) photography and stewardship were a delight to visit. Every blog was an adventure.

How do I go on without leaving someone out? Help me out here. Let's move to the Magazine and leave the riff-raff behind. Is there a snowball's chance in hell? Or will the naysayers follow us wherever we wish to go to seek a higher ground? I'm ready.
Why do people who post photos pose themselves in photos YEARS younger than they really are??
Posted:Jul 23, 2019 2:56 am
Last Updated:Aug 30, 2019 10:58 am

Who are they kidding? Why don't they just go with a safer silhouette and let the NUMBER of years speak for itself? Or ….... spend their fortunes on looking like Joan Rivers, Jane Fonda, Cher and any number of spokespersons out to 'sell' eternal youth that miss the mark by a mile?

Age is not kind to most of us, BUT it's a harsh reality and creeps up on us almost unaware. I don't think it's anything to be ashamed of as long as we are able to deal with it graciously.

Why do so many people think older AGE is UGLY?
Is it any wonder .....
Posted:Jul 8, 2019 8:19 am
Last Updated:Jul 10, 2019 3:28 am

…. that Epstein is a 'friend' of Trump's???? "A good man, " as Trump sees it? Epstein's a sexual predator! So was Moore! So was/is the owner/editor of the rag sheet that bought stories to trash/hide them rather than publish them. What was his name? So was Bill O'Reilly. ALL friends of Trump's! More that I'm missing.
Let them eat cake ....
Posted:Jul 6, 2019 3:04 am
Last Updated:Jul 10, 2019 5:27 am

From a simple search of Melania's 4th of July frock:

"If Melania’s patriotic outfit is inspiring you to pick up a rainbow striped dress of your own, her exact Carolina Herrera frock is on sale now with limited sizes available for a whopping 70% off. The price is down to $1,187 from $4,095 so it’s still a splurge, but definitely one that you’ll be getting a good deal on."

A good deal? Oh, yeah? For the 1st Lady to display the image of the paper dolls I used to dress in 'finery,' maybe. Otherwise, IMO, it was a 'stick it to you' moment.

A failed moment at that. She looked like a Stick Lady, one of those cardboard stand-ups you see posted next to a new car at an auto show. Melania is about as warm and fuzzy as a parking meter in that outfit. The designer should be put to shame. It was UGLY!

Yeah, yeah … I can hear it already! I'm just green with envy. amp; Uh huh.

What say YOU? You gonna run out and buy the item at sale price??

Guess who's guilty ....
Posted:Jul 3, 2019 7:26 pm
Last Updated:Jul 5, 2019 4:04 pm

…. of changing the lyrics of a traditional American song to: "My Country Tis of ME?"

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