LIFE BEFORE TV

Not so many of us still remember what life was like before TV. It was the same.  It was totally different. You still hung out in the den or living room.  Only your eyes were not required to listen to radio. You could be building a model...

My PARTY, CRY if I want to.

Don't want to cry.  Furthest thing from my mind, but I couldn't help thinking of the Leslie Gore, Quincy Jones single when I started my Anniversary blog today. Hard to believe it's only my third year on Thoughts,  Seems like I've been here for a...

BECOMING AWAKE

I am seeing beauty where I never thought it possible.  Beauty is not what I thought, not what I kept looking for.  Or rather it is so much more than I had thought. I had known before that it shines from within, but I kept looking for the same...

NOT HEROES IN HOMETOWN

I read a long time ago (sorry, can't list the date) but with flight already established, a Dayton, Ohio newspaper ran an editorial denouncing flight of heavier than air machines,  saying it was impossible and the Wright Brothers were a fraud. On...

"MY BAD"

This irritating 'pretend' apology! What is it you are most sorry about? Your bad manners?  Or your woeful English? 

'THERE ARE NO SIMPLE ANSWERS"

Oh??  Hell yes.  There are.  Simple answers. Simple answers to everything.  They aren't called answers.  They are called principles. If a person can teach himself to think not of answers but rather in priciples, the answers to almost every...

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, NO MORE

My apologies, spell checker is missing on my new computer. I can't even access one on thougts. Since I rarely spell the same word the same way twice, I'm sure this is full of misspellings and typos.     "Congress shall make no law...

WHO THE HELL IS THIS BIEBER KID??

Why is justin bieber famous?  What has he done besides get his hair cut? I know, I know, I am out of it. way out of it.  I don't watch TV.  So who IS he? I go on MSN this morning and there is some good looking chick who looks very good without...

Sexy Tuesday...MEN'S BUTTS ARE SEXY??

I can't see it.  I remember complaining in highschool that men have nothing sexy to attract women. The first clue I got that I might be wrong came from the mother of a local in-town college student.  The student told me her mother thought I had a cute...

Hurting, CAUSING PAIN IN FRIENDS

I do not know who hurts worst, the friend who has taken an insult, or the one who without knowing it, caused the pain?  The fact is they both suffer pain.  I know who I am and that I haven't a prejudiced bone in my body.  People are all different, but...

MEN'S SPECIAL PROBLEMS...

I don't even know what I'm going to write here ... just a mini-rant of some sort. Women always complain that they want to be treated just like men -- but then they go off listing all the special problems they have.  Like unsympathetic male...

"...Mrs. CALABASH, WHEREVER YOU ARE"

"Good Night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are."  It was Jimmie Durante's last minute tag whenever he made an appearance on TV or radio.  He had more than his usual share of catch phrases -- much more.  "Hot cha chaaa.!" or "Everybody wants to get inta...

DEDICATED to LYNBARNES

I heard this song a long time ago and looked it up for my "fun lyrics" posts.  It reminded me right away of Lynbarnes' line about being downwind of the onion sheds.  Seems to fit her in more ways that one.   I'M A LONELY LITTLE PETUNIA IN AN...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SEYMOUR, BLOOM AND ME !

Yeap,  Melissa Manchester, Jane Seymour, Claire Bloom and me.  Also to Harvey Korman, and John Barrymore. Barrymore and I are both known for our profiles.  His nose is (was) very straight, mine is a little bent.

I'M OUT OF TOWELS, KITTY, KITTY??

Greasy hands, can't find a towel?  Don't worry.  Call the cat! "Here kitty, kitty!" Cats are wonderful pets to have around. Especially if you are working on or under the car. Or down under the sink.  Sometimes they will even lick your hands but...

If You Are A WELL KNOWN ACTOR

There is a pretty good chance that your birthday will be honored by showing a considerable portion of your films on Turner Classic Movies, when your birthday rolls around. Unless you were born in February. The last 18 days of Aquarius and the...

Bing Thing. DON'T LIKE IT

But maybe it will improve.  Since bing took over my browser no only on IE but also on Firefox it has been my phobia.  I use google to check my spelling.  I type in a word and search. Google won't tell me it is wrong but will suggest other spellings....

GOOD NEWS, My Daughter is Home.

After two weeks of hospitals, and increasing symptoms and pain, my daughter is back at home again. After misdiagnosing her ailment she was given many antibiotics.  She seemed to get worse and worse.  The pain became  unbearable and she had to be kept...

ANYONE RUNNING LINUX?

LINUX USER -- Please advise me.   I'm seriously considering switching to Linux.  Anyone running Linux now?  I need to hear from someone experienced who isn't a Linux salesman and get the pros and cons.

Sick Daughter

Sorry my friends for not answering comments.  I have a very sick daughter,  She went to the ER a couple of weeks ago with a gall bladder complaint.  After examination they decided she had had a heart attack.  Treatment changed.  She was put in...

Kitties Hate Making Mistakes

We all know that making mistakes is the best and fastest way to learn.  But still we hate to do it. I don't know about you, but I absolutely hate making mistakes.  My parents and neighbors never made fun of my mistakes, but by interpreting their...

THINKING ABOUT THOUGHTS!

Thoughts (dot) com is a very special place.  When I write a blog, it is as if I'm writing a letter to friends.  I do not tag it, I don't want it 'tweeted' or 'faced' or anything like that.  My letter is sort of private -- just for the local community...

is "PROFIT" a DIRTY WORD?

More and more I am getting into arguments with people who seem to think PROFIT IS a dirty word.  This has been the case with people in socialist countries for a long time,  But it is happening more and more with people on the North American continent....

WHAT A NEAT WAY TO STEAL...

...A RADIO WORTH A THOUSAND OR MORE DOLLARS! I was just on eBay in the last few minutes.  Someone was selling a FADA RADIO.  Early on the bidding had been almost non existent but there were some heavy bidders there.  I knew the bidding would be hot...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIPPER

He would have been 100 this coming Sunday.  Depends on your politics whether you liked Ronald Reagan or not.  For me he was the greatest president of the 20th century.  In the midst of run-away inflation, he went in the White House, turned up the...