Monthly Archives: October 2017

Happy Hallowe’en

As a necessary change of pace, I’m taking a day off from writing very much. In order to justify this decision, my reason is to celebrate Hallowe’en. Yes, I bought a few bags of “Fun Size” candy bars for the little munchkins … Continue reading

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Create A Great Funeral

I really should officially plan my own funeral soon. After all there are no guarantees for tomorrow. I’ve already been intimately involved in the planning of three funerals. Two were pre-planned well ahead of time, and one was unexpectedly thrust … Continue reading

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It’s Cat Day

I confess upfront that I’m a cat person. Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs a lot, but cats edge them out by a whisker. Felines and canines get along famously with me, but I relate to cats. A cousin … Continue reading

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Popcorn Poppers And Me

Rubbery silicone baking pans have been around for a few years. I’ve been mildly curious about them, but not enough to buy one. Floppy rubber-like objects and hot ovens don’t seem intuitively like things that go together, so I haven’t … Continue reading

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Unorthodox …Floral Friday

We think of not conforming to conduct, rules, tradition, or modes of philosophy and label it as unorthodox. Well, today I felt rebellious and wanted to break a few rules with floral design. “Don’t take things for granite.” My best … Continue reading

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Being Someone Else

Growing up as the awkward gay kid in a small town in 1960s Nebraska, the unverbalized message from family and peers was, “Don’t be yourself, don’t be proud of who you are.” Kids are especially conscious of what other people’s … Continue reading

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It’s Justified

Greta has a noticeable obsession with blankets. This fact came to light again during a recent shopping trip to Costco in Omaha. She made a bee-line to the center of the store where there was a large display of various … Continue reading

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