MONEY is THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL... RIGHT??

      B U Z Z Z Z!! ---  WRONNGGG!!!   Incorrect quote from the Christian bible. “Love of Moneyis the root of all evil,” is the correct quote. The Greeks have several different words that are usually translated as 'love.' Paul was a...

MOI? A SECURITY RISK? ABSURD!!!

You had better have deep pockets, Internet Explorer, because I am going to sue you  if you continue to defame my character. This is ridiculous. Several times over the past two days I could not get through to my own blog. Though I got through to...

FACING RUSTY'S DEATH, MINUTE BY MINUTE

I had been chatting with a friend who had just signed off. I heard the terrible news and added these remarks, to be read by the friend later. (R is my daughter, M is her husband.)   [8:44:39 AM]   Rusty?! awww man!!! [8:46:34 AM]   as we were...

MOTHER AND FATHER DIFFERENCES

The Spring I was four years old, my great aunt died.  In my family we did not shield children from death. I had a great many elderly relatives and I might as well get used to the idea.   I had aleady bathed and was being dressed by Aunt Tensy...

GOTCHA! YOU'RE BUSTED THIS TIME...

Don't know who you are, but this time I know you really are there. I didn't just overlook the car keys on my desk yesterday.  They weren't there.  You slipped up.   I've spent a lifetime trying to catch you.  Knowing  you must exist and yet I...

HALF OF NOTHING = ??

For hunreds, even thousands of  years, Europeans have enjoyed the richnes of cream.  They pour it over fruit dishes, make sauccs with it, add it to their tea.  Or will just savor a glass of cream.   North Americans and South Americans are the...

The COLOR PURPLE

I do not now, nor will I ever eat purple food again.  Not cabbage or radishes.  Not since one of my sons decided to blend his bologna sandwich,  That's the color that came out.  It looked like a purple milkshake. Purple now makes me sick.

RE MY PAINTING. Back to the DRAWING BOARD

I don't mind.  I'd rather have it right than present a false  picture as "historical fact."  The original photo of the Mountain Lily steam boat turned up today. I knew I had it saved somewhere but couldn't remember were it had been put in two moves...

I'm getting it... COLD WEATHER SOON.

BRRRR.   I've got my chilly morning swater on.,  The cieling fans are just barely moving, sending ceiling heat back down to the floor where it isdefinitely needed this moning.  The A/C is turned off. but.... BUT  no heat before OCT 15.  That's my...

FAITH IS MORE VERB THAN NOUN

FAITH IS MORE VERB THAN NOUN In other words you don't have faith, you DO faith. You lost your faith? How can you? It is a decision process, It is something you do and not what you believe. If you do the things of faith, you are faithful. ...

WAR CHANGES OUR THINKING

It was the year after the close of World War 2. I had my first regular pay job. Setting pins in a bowling alley. Companys were just setting up peace time production again but the list was a mile long to get automatic pin setting machines so they were...

Good Day, All

It always takes a few minutes to get the cobwebs out of my brain. wash my face and hands. feed my face and then tackle rebootig the computer.  The 'puter is even slower than I am. All sorts of programs try to get me to upgrade. and I keep telling them...

UPDATE ON PAINTING.

Yes,  yes.   I am still working on it. But I've had to change plans.  I was working too small. I'd started on an 18 by 24 inch canvas.  This painting wants to be much larger. I have restarted on a larger canvas.  It feels right this time.  So soon,...

UPDATE ON PAINTING.

Yes,  yes.   I am still working on it. But I've had to change plans.  I was working too small. I'd started on an 18 by 24 inch canvas.  This painting wants to be much larger. I have restarted on a larger canvas.  It feels right this time.  So soon,...

DO YOU REMEMBER?

The snow was old by a day or so. Hardly any footprints in it. The moon was a cold, cold white. Snow can be warm sometimes but this had no warmth left in it. Ice crystals now, freezing our ankles when it spilled over the tops of our shoes.   ...

WOULD GOD USE BAD LANGUAGE?

The answer is yes. Because no lamguage is bad or unacceptable to him.   Assuming for arguments sake that he is creator god. All language nouns describe something he created, or actions. Words that mean the same thing. How can one word be...

9/11 MEMORIES

  My daughter worked in building 7, the building in the Trade Tower complex that crashed for no apparent reason. No planes hit it. No debris fell on it. Yet as surely as the other two crashed down, so did her building. There were a few explosions...

ALONE IN THE WOODS

  I am at home in the woods. Especially if the sides are steep and there is not much swampy land around. I was all alone and it never bothers me … except maybe this day it did.   I had bypassed the fence closing this road to the parkway. It...

JUNIE CLUE, COPPER HILL GIRL

She was a Tom-boy who was also 110% girl. Lots of people liked her, Some of us loved her. Or lusted.. or.. OK we had the hots for her!  She attended the university and had rooms in a house with other teacher candidates. I think she wanted to...

YOU ARE BEYOND THE PALE

That's done it!  You've gone too far, Mouse!  That's the thanks I get fo leaving you plates of crumbs, even bits of yummy cheese. You are an ingrate. You're big ears will not beguile me anymore.  You are beyondthe pale.  You have chewed your...