Every once in a while — which is to say very, very rarely — I get an automatic deposit to my bank account from Amazon. Someone, somewhere bought my book. So imagine my excitement when I got a notice from… Read More ›
Month: June 2022
MY BROTHER ESAU WAS A HAIRY MAN AND MORE – PETER COOK & DUDLEY MOORE
For reasons unknown, being hirsute is offensive to God. From this astonishing revelation, Monty Python was born and we’ve been laughing ever since. Well, some of us anyway. You may put away your bibles, but don’t forget to drop some… Read More ›
BRIGHT YELLOW BEGONIAS
FOTD – June 29 – Bright Yellow Begonias I went out and took pictures today. Rather a lot of pictures, so I thought I’d show these beautiful bright yellow flowers today. I needed some brightness.
SKETCHBOOK 81: RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS IN A TREE
I haven’t done anything in a couple of weeks, but it’s been a busy couple of weeks. Today, I settled down and drew the two “married” Red-Bellied Woodpeckers.
WRITING WELL, WRITING HARD?
Blogging Insights # 43 — Hard work Does working hard make your writing better? First and foremost, some people will never write well because they lack talent. There is a bottom line to writing as there is to painting, sculpture,… Read More ›
JUNE ENDS. NEXT, THE WORLD
SHARE YOUR WORLD 6-28-2022 It’s hard to be casual and cute right now. I don’t feel casual and my sense of humor has taken a serious nose-dive. The world I thought I knew has come unraveled and I’m not optimistic that… Read More ›
FOTD – June 28 – Daylilies A day of rain and all the flowers are blooming. This is the time for daylilies. Usually, daylilies are the most powerful flower in the garden, but the Queen Anne’s lace that we allowed… Read More ›
FIVE FOR PRIDE – RICH PASCHALL
The SERENDIPITY music committee has been deep in consultation over this year’s choices. After 8 cups of coffee and four donuts each, we have picked this year’s music videos to celebrate Pride week wherever you are. Either the artist is… Read More ›
FLOWERS OF THE DAY
FOTD – June 27 – Flowers on a Hot Sunny Day The weather went from chilly enough to need a sweater, to very hot in one night. It’s in the 90s. Not the high 90s, but hot enough. Today the… Read More ›
SO, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
I’m 75 this year and Garry turned 80. Both of us were absolutely, positively, totally sure the world at the end of our lives would be vastly different and far better than it was when our lives began. As far… Read More ›
FROM THE BOSTON GLOBE
Date: June 24, 2022, 5:53 PM So I guess if any of my young relatives get pregnant, and a serious situation develops, they should just walk down the street and ask random strangers what they should do. Mind you, these… Read More ›
ALL THE GREENS
All the greens of early summer. Just the right prompt for today, a grey day with tidbits of rain.
THE BOTTOM LINE: IT’S ABOUT THEIR RELIGION, NOT MINE
From the same mindset that brought you the Inquisition and the Crusades, welcome to America. While claiming with all their power that all they are doing is “preserving the original intent of the Constitution,” the rulings have a powerfully Christian… Read More ›
TOP LGBT SERIES AND MINI-SERIES – RICH PASCHALL
Gay Storylines and Television, part 2, by Rich Paschall We know that you “Young Royals” and “Special” people have been eagerly awaiting the rest of our Top Ten. We do not want you to feel like you are up “Schitt’s… Read More ›
IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE?
Those are the fatal words. They are the equivalent of the personal “things couldn’t get any worse.” Things can always get worse. The minute you believe “it can’t happen here,” that is exactly when it happens. Here or there. For… Read More ›
The dying tree in the backyard is full of birds and nests. Many doves live and nest in the tree. It should also be be no surprise that the dying tree (which has been dying for years) is the home… Read More ›
WELCOME TO 1789. FINALLY, WE CAN RESTORE SLAVERY.
1789 was the year the constitution was written and we have gone back there. Time to bring back slavery. Sorry Justice Thomas. You’re not a justice now. You’re a slave. It was a very forward-looking document in its time, a… Read More ›
DOORS AND DRAWERS
CBWC: Doors and Drawers I discovered more than I thought I had. I guess if you have enough pictures, you probably have pictues of everything, even if you forgot you ever took the picture.
EVIL DOESN’T NEED A REASON
What does “basically” mean? I keep hearing this from people who are sure – really sure – most people are basically good, kind, caring folks. What does “basically” mean? “Live and let live” has never been the way of nations…. Read More ›
J STANDS FOR…
CMMC – June Alphabet Letter J anywhere in the word I love this challenge because I never know what is going to be in it. I didn’t know what I had that started with “J.” But sure enough, there was “stuff.”… Read More ›