An OLD TV SHOW THAT I LOVE

"Lou Grant."  I had liked this character when he appeared in the sitcom "Mary Tyler Moore show." Whe he appeared later as the city editor of a major city newspaper, he really caught my attention.  I missed a lot of the shows because I was a newsman...

MEN LIE ...

Men lie.  They don't really know it.  They want to appear as heroic in some girl's eyes, so they tell about themselves in glowing, heroic terms.  The reality turns out to be different.   Women lie. They don't realy know it.  They want to appear...

Still no TV

It's been 14 or 15 weeks now. It is wonderful, how much more time you have when TV is out of your life.   I do, at times, look at a movie.  But it is on my schedule, not theirs.  I record it and look back at it when the time is right.  And of...

We LOST the BALL, WE FUMBLED!!!

Losing posession of the ball has cost us dearly.  The other side is playing out the clock.  The clock is on its final run.   Back in the 1700s, we had it right for just a moment.  The founders ... (I mean us, not the fathers) ... had the right...

Last Week of Summer, WINTER OF DISCONTENT Ahead.

It is almost upon us.  This last week of summer.  Hearts began to beat faster now. We want to continue to be lazy, but there are crops to be gathered and dired or canned, The economy is still holding but I don't know how.   We are nearing our...

MARY and Me or Mary and I. WHICH?

This makes me grind my teeth -- but no matter. There is a simple rule, learned in the newspaper business.  It takes the guess work out of it. To use the proper form, simply leave Mary out of it for the moment.  "They gave a gift to Mary and I? ...

GETTING IT 'REAL'

I have spent my life getting ready to fight the war with the Nazi's again. The subject has always fascinated me. Did I have any idea that the Nazi's were not defeated? Did I know they would ultimately jump on the winners of that war? No, I can't...

WAKE-UP CALL

3:20 am. Three older students sat in the corner booth at the Berger Shop. It was located on the main drag that split the campus in two. It and the pizzaria and the Coffee House all stayed open 24 hours to fit the odd study and waking habits of the...

DOES IT EVER GET HOT ENOUGH FOR CATS

I think not.  Cats never sweat and are always looking for the warmest spot. My cat has just discovered the keyboared on my laptop.  I put her on the floor.  She hopped back up and this time I set her on the floor forcefully. she came back up my...

FORGIVING MYSELF

    I've already lived a long life, though I can't see it as more than a moment. If I leave it tonight or tomorrow, will I be sorry for the way it turned out? That thought has been on my mind the last day or two.   I've never done...

GOT MY NEW COMPUTER

Do I like it?  Don't know yet.  It is a chromebook.  Much simpler than the microsoft system.  I think that is what I want.  Simpler. less likely to crash.  Less likely to have one program clash with another. But will it do what I want?  That will...

NEVER SAY DIE, and don't read about it...

I'm surely not to only one who has this feeling:  The fear of even reading about death.  because it might be catching?    It's as if microbes just touching the printed word could carry death to us.  It is a silly fear. we all know that. Yet it is...

Col. Bogey's March was old song

Bit of trivia.  When the movie "Bridge on the River Kwai' came out, the tune called Colonely Bogey's March became an instant success.  Everyone was whistling it. Last night I was watching an old Hitchcock move called "the Lady Vanishes," which came...

SOME WILL NOT TASTE DEATH

      Willmot, like the others in the room, was sleeping naked on top of his sheet. He was awakened by the buzzing arm that came out of the wall and held his leg. The buzzing of the hand spread up his leg and through his whole body until he...

I'M SUCH A GHOUL

At least I am acting like one.  The first thing I do when I get the the alumni news letter is open it to the back page to see who has died or had a severe accident.  I don't wish them bad luck, I don't even wish onetime enemies bad luck. But why do...

WHEN LOVE AND LIFE WERE NEW

  I was so ready, and so long overdue. Anxious to get going – afraid the world would pass me by. I was ready to fall in love with anyone but afraid of mistaking their intentions. Maybe they would only be tolerating me?... In my view, all girl were...