The YEAR THE WATERMAINS FROZE

Last night I was reading about getting ready for natural disasters. And this brought to mind a time when we were ready for a hard freeze, but not ready enough. The temps had been below zero for several days and we heard a cold front was moving...

LIVING LONG ENOUGH

Is there 'enough?'  I'll be 79 in another month.  it is not 'enough' for me.  I'm not worn out, I can still build muscle when I need it.  My legs are a little stiff but I'm on an exercise that will loosen them up. I haven't run in a long time and...

CLEWLESS AND FLU-LESS, SO FAR.

The new flu that is going around, seems to leave people in bed for a week.  I'm on my fifth day with a member of family very sick with it.  No symptoms for me yet.  I hope, I hope. I thank whoever is looking after me.  I try to help by frequently...

NOT GUILTY

I have remembered everything I have done. I have judged it to see if I am guilty of anything. I have harmed no one, least of all myself. I have explored their thoughts, or what I imagine to be their thoughts. I have explored my own thoughts. I have...

"IS THAT ALL THERE IS??"

  "Is that IT?!" Are the people who don't get much feeling out of sex, the lucky ones? Their life doesn't get all mixed up with dreams of sex. It's just another bodily function. Not an especially desired one.   For most of us, sex becomes the...

FREEZER BURN

Planned obsolescence seems to have tightened it's scheduling. Our less than three year old freezer has just quit without warning – taking a lot of meat with it. If the things we buy continue this rate of breaking down, we won't have to worry about...

SCRIBBLES # 23 -- Revolution, ATLAS IS SHRUGGING

R-Day dawned just like any other. It is cold and clear but snow on the ground. We have simply bowed out. We are not an army as such, not even irregulars. No uniforms, no muskets. We buy, sell and trade with each other. We have many specialists in our...

FIRST IMPRESSIONS, 2013

This is what 2013 looks like??   hmmm.  Seems familiar.  Very much like yesterday, except the clouds are thicker this morning.  Cooler too. I'll try not to make up my mind right away. First impressions are not reliable.  I need to remember that. It...