Category Archives: Personal

Jumpin’

My mother passed away a little over two years ago, at the age of 82.  I popped open her CD player today, and the last CD she played was still in there: You would have loved my Mom.  

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Agenda

 Now that Republicans have pushed Black voters to the back of the bus and reduced the status of women to mere fetus incubators, I look for them to force gays back into the closet.

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17

  There are some television shows, like Seinfeld and The Office, that are dialogue-driven.  They’re great if you like clever wordplay or quoting lines.  They lend themselves easily to memes.   But the shows I really like are ones like The Andy Griffith Show; big on heart.  Nobody even tries to create shows like that anymore.  …

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Eff It After All

  “Come, let us go.  Let us leave this festering hellhole.  Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable.  Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”  Dirk Gently, in Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, ©1987 My friend Mary, who …

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Just Something Silly I Did:

 I saw this graphic from a 1954 toothpaste advertisement: And added vampire fangs:

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3 LED

Two things I’ve learned about LED lightbulbs, and one thing I’ve recently learned about myself: LED lightbulbs don’t last anywhere near as long as it says on the box.  Not even close. When LED bulbs go bad, they don’t simply stop working– they start flashing like a strobe light. I am one of those people …

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*yawn*

 “I’m sorry.  I couldn’t hear you, I was yawning.”  ~Mona to me, subtly (or not so subtly) telling me I bore her  🙂

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The Sound of

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”  ~Robert Wilson Lynd I haven’t done it in a while, but one of my favorite things used to be take a knapsack full Peterson Field Guides out in the woods and see what I could find. I realized pretty early …

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The Pride of Life

 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, …

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Moving

I am moving to BlogSpot. All future posts will be here: https://abbiestreehouse.blogspot.com/ The “upgrades” WordPress have imposed on us are just too much. I’m tired of wrestling with the interface. I give up. Blogger is intuitive and simple to use, so I’m using them going forward. This blog will remain in place, for as long …

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Me and Art

Excerpted from Art Buchwald’s autobiography Leaving Home: A Memoir, ©1993: But a funny thing can happen to you in a depression. If you don’t hurt yourself, you can gain tremendous insights and empathy, find inner strengths and hidden talents. It’s mysterious process, but if you can hold on, you become a wiser and better person. …

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Well,

With each new “update” WordPress becomes more difficult and cumbersome to use. They have actually removed certain basic functionality, like the ability to indent text. (You can still do it, for now, but you have to use the “classic editor” and code the html manually. Even that clumsy workaround will be gone soon.) It’s not …

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