'GOOD KING (WHAT'S HIS FACE) LOOKED OUT...

... on the feast of Steven..." The Christmas lights are up.  Last night was the first night I had gone out in the neighborhood since Thanksgiving.The lights are all shining, some to midnight, some all night long.  A cheery sight, like it used to...

SCOUTING'S HIGHEST AWARD

  I had the best advice on Boy Scouts as you could get. Not from the manual but two guys who were already scouts and knew what was what. Two 14 year olds I knew when I was nine years old. The had just made first class scouts. They knew all about...

Scribbles & Bits # 18 - MY DRUNKEN THANKSGIVING

I was my 13th year. Thanksgiving morning. Great smells were coming out of the kitchen where my mother and grandmother were busy with pies and sauces and turkeys. We had a large dining room with a table that can seat fourteen in comfort, or by adding...

FRANCOISE SAGAN'S LIFESTYLE??

I saw some reference to Sagan's philosophy and looked her up in Wikipedia, which left me totally confused. In the opening two or three paragraphs she is said to have been known for her extravagant lifestyle. A few sentences later she is said to...

MY GARDEN SPIDER HAS DIED

  She succumbed to the cold weather that came in the wake of Sandy a week or so ago. At least I won't walk into her web in the middle of the night anymore. But she left a huge “egg.” Probably it harbors little spideys by the hundreds in it. I do...

FALL COLOR AT PEAK NOW

I know that most of you had this a month or six weeks ago.  But it only gets here (Norfolk-Virginia Beach Area) about mid November.  Two weeks ago it was only they sycamore trees that showed any signs of color change toward yellow.  The oaks are just...

SEX SCANDALS IN THE GOVERNMENT?!!

I am shocked to learn this is still possible after the Clintonesque years.  I would have thought sex was a dead issue after the Bill Clinton shinanigans.   Strictly ho hum gossip.  I mean who could possibly outdo Clinton in unsavory affairs?  At...

I WANT A GUN!

          Short short story © 2012 by TomasSISI I was down to my last twelve dollars in my wallet. I was traveling cross country. My credit cards were no good even if I still had a cash balance. They would only leave a trail of where I had been. I...

LESSON LEARNED, EVOLUTION IS ON SCHEDULE

Evolution is slow in coming, but it is happening. In my lifetime I can see great changes already. Despite the dark days we seem to be living in, I can see progress. Racial and ethnic prejudices have been not only outlawed in most countries, but it...

What THIS DAY REMEMBERS?

At eleven minutes after 6 (eastern time) this morning. It marked exactly 94 years since the armistice with Germany and its allied forces in the War to End All Wars,  It didn't end all wars, infact it was the beginning of resentments that directly...

NEWS

                                                                                                         may you live in                                    INSTERSTING TIMES ...

S & B challenge 16, My BIG PROBLEM

 Use the folling words in the challenge.  "abacus, baloney, confounded, diametric, evanescent, flatulent, gullywasher, hieroglyphics, inviolate. judicious, knothole. linguini, magnificent."   My math problem was beyond my ability. I put...

My SECOND MOM and DAD.

I just loved those folks.  And they seemed to love me.  In-laws.  But not typical of all the jokes.  Just wonderful people.  And my Mom-in-law was the greatest cook.  My Pop-in-law loaned me money to buy a newer car.  According to my (ex)wife, he...

What says this?

not only is one area using its generators, water and police, but are throwing the survives out of their hotel rooms so the marathon runners will have a place to stay.  Perhaps they can find a stable to take shelter in for the night.