Share Your World – 7th March This week’s questions: Does your spouse/partner (or do you) help with the household chores? Yes. These days, he does. It took him a long time to come around, but I supposed retirement left him without… Read More ›
WHY ARE AMERICANS TERRIFIED BY SOCIALISM?
I am bewildered about American reactions to socialism. Maybe it’s because we think it’s Communism? It isn’t, you know. I spent ten years in a socialist country. The main difference was that there were many parties running candidates for the… Read More ›
MEMORIES AS THE DAYS PASS
Cue up Sinatra’s “My Way” for this one. It’s applicable for some of the random thoughts I’ll float your way. It’s perfect for some of the bonehead things in my past. My way is how I did some things through… Read More ›
ALL THAT MONEY
Fandango’s Provocative Question #190 This is an easy one because I have a rich and rewarding fantasy life. So here’s my “game plan”: Here’s a nice house on one floor. I might break down a few walls to make small rooms… Read More ›
THEN CAME THE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM NATIONAL GRID
I thought it wasn’t going to get much worse, but then… Electric bills will be $114 higher each month compared to last year. That’s a 64% increase for the same amount of energy use, driven by higher electric supply price…. Read More ›
MY ROYALTIES ARRIVED!
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 ›
5 THINGS I DON’T BUY ANYMORE
5 Things We Don’t Buy Anymore We are on a fixed income, but the world is on a fast track to insane inflation, so these days there are many things we don’t buy. Dog food. I make my own from… Read More ›
WONDERING ABOUT WORDPRESS
What ARE we going to do about WordPress? We were just talking about it, Garry, Owen and me. At $180 per year, that would be $15/month and then there’s another $20 for you URL address. $200? I’ll renew this year… Read More ›
REGRETS, PART II
“Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.” – Jonathan Larson (Playwright and Composer) It is hard to forget the mistakes or missed opportunities of the past. They often cling to us like wet t-shirts. We would like to just… Read More ›
ALL THOSE ANNOYING THINGS
I’m always amazed at how aggravated I get over things that really aren’t important. There are so many small things that just get under your skin. It makes me feel stupid ranting about them because given the state of the… Read More ›
THE MAGIC MONEY VENDING MACHINE
When ATMs first started showing up, I lived in Israel and had two young step-children. They saw the machine and were thrilled. “It gives you money!” they said. It was simple. Go to the special place and a hole in the… Read More ›
OH THE STORIES I CAN TELL!
SHARE YOUR WORLD 6-8-2021 Sometimes, these question just hit the right buttons or maybe I’m punchy from lack of sleep. A couple of times a year, I get a night when I can’t sleep. At all. It happens in spring or… Read More ›
NOTIFICATIONS OR THE LACK THEREOF
I get tons of notifications from my computer. I was getting so many notifications I finally turned them off. Now, I only get “urgent” notifications. Apparently the minor detail that my hard drive is full was not considered urgent because… Read More ›
A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR
Remember the line from a song in Mary Poppins (the original movie with Julie Andrews) where she sang “Just a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down?” I remember when Trump was elected saying that once he got… Read More ›
VOTE YES ON ONE !
I know there are a lot of important issues. COVID-19. Climate change. Anything having to do with Prez 45 and/or any of his cohorts. The collapse of our and the international economy. Systemic racism and an out of control police… Read More ›
REMEMBER “LOOK ALIKE, FEEL ALIKE”?
“Look alike, feel alike” used to be the motto of the User Interface area of software development. The idea was that as you developed a product, each new version should “feel the same way” as the one that came before… Read More ›
FALLING BETWEEN THE CHAIRS, PART DEUX
Trying to get a loan to install a new boiler in this house ought to be easy. I’ve been paying off as many debts as quickly as anyone on social security can, but apparently not fast enough. Never mind that… Read More ›
WILL WORK FOR PIZZA – Marilyn Armstrong
There is a rumor, perpetuated by television shows, that bloggers earn a living. By blogging. Someone in Hollywood seriously thinks people like me make money doing this. I am depressed to admit it, but not one cent have I ever… Read More ›
MEDICARE AND WHERE ARE MY GLASSES? – Marilyn Armstrong
An advertisement I couldn’t abide showed up on an email this morning, as follows: Content from Partnership for America’s Health Care Future American families can’t afford Medicare for All. Studies confirm that Medicare for All would force Americans to pay… Read More ›
LOSING EVERYTHING – Marilyn Armstrong
A lot of people figure that everyone “retires” on their own terms in their proper time. That hasn’t been true in our world. Certainly not in Garry and my world. Garry lost his job because the company he worked for… Read More ›