PRE-PUBESCENT SEX TALK

I know.  I'm aware of it.  I'm a little hyped on sex.  Always have been.  I'm not the only one.  The world seems to revolve around sex. Trying to remember how it began but it goes too far back in memory.  Some of these things I have already written...

FUTURE VISION

I fold up my tripod and extinguish the fire, storing my gear away in the closet.  I want to write down everything I have seen while it is still fresh in my mind.  The closet is the best place for my equipment.  If I'm not mistaken it is the same...

A Lot of IDAHO in Me

Cooking my dinner tonight, I realized how much of Idaho most of us have in us.  Whether we have ever set foot in that state or not.  Either baked potatoes or potatoes boiled with their jackets on, and all re-scrubbed before they were cooked, a lot of...

Brief Encounter -- A life review.

No other movie has ever had such a tremendous effect on me than this one did. Gradually it began to change my entire way of thinking.  The movie was Brief Encounter, based on a one act play, Still Life, by Noël Coward. It came out in the 1940s but was...

SNOw

It is supposed to continue snow showers today. but there is a very clear sky so I don't see how it will do it.  We have about 8 inches when it finally quit last night.  The most snow I've seen in the past three or four years.

SNOW, I LOVE IT

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!   I'm ready. I enjoy hardships.  Keeps me on my toes. Thanks to that little power outage a week ago, I have found and corrected the areas of my survival system which were weak or no longer working...

A KILLER AT 10

I am, or I would have been but for the Grace of God.  At 10 years old, I was the man of the family.  My father was away because of the World War Two. My mother's brother was away building ships.  He had asthma too severe for service life.  These...

Thanks TBS

From the time when December started until today I have  been looking for Jean Shepherds Christmas Story.  For several years now it has been my favorite story of the season.  It tells the story of my own childhood.  Higbees (a different name in my...

ADDITIONAL ASSEMBLEY MAY REQUIRED YOU

It is 5:45 Christmas Morning as I warm up the keyboard.  I'm alone this morning and enjoying it.  In so many years past, at this time, I would be bleary eyed, still struggling with tools over half assembled bicycles, pup tents, real tool kits and...

A FORGOTTEN LOVE

It happens now and then.  A forgotten love.  Someone who once stirred your hots is seen again and it all happens all over again.  Nita Talbot. She is a sort of cross between Eve Arden and Lizibeth Scott.  The lines as Arden would have said them....

A CHRISTMAS DOG

Rottweiler's are.  Don't believe what you have heard about them.  They are excellent herders and defenders of the family.  Their reputation came about because the German Army trained them as police dogs.  Their mass and muscle power gives them a great...

MAD HATTER SURVIVES IN UK

The supposed reason for the Hat makers madness is because of the mercury used in treating pelts and felts in the hat making trade.  The mercury poisoning causes slurring and confusion in speech and leads to paranoia.  That problem seems to have...

MURDERS --- Update

The police have made an arrest in the killing of my neighbors.  A 28 year old man is being held in jail on the charge that he shot them.  He has been staying over there sometimes helping with work that needs to be done.  I had seen him on occasion but...

Christmas Chaos

That is my story this year.  Some are leaving some are staying.  In my families everyone is staying at home.  I do not feel like taking a trip this year.  I am looking forward to kicking up my heels, watching a bunch of old Xmas movie favorites. ...

FULL STOP ---

An hour ago I am finding my place to answer a comment from Munkyman and there is a sudden change in the atmosphere.  It got darker.  What the...?  Oh well, I will not be stopped.  I type.  Nothing appears on the screen.  The screen is off.  I turn on...

CAT - Mini-blog

Trying to be delicate as I can, I was on an emergency trip to the bathroom.  In the middle of doing my business there, a cat came out of one of the cabinet doors, where he had been prowling when I came in.  Seeing me, he tried to jump into my lap. ...

ANOTHER TEST -- CAN I POST?

Can I post?  Some are having trouble.  This is only a test.  If it had been a real emergency, you would have been told "The sky is falling."  Returning you now to your regularly scheduled chaos.

The PROBLEM WITH DEMOCRACY

If we are to govern ourselves, we need to know everything, but not everything should be known.  That is the nutshell version of our problem. Lets say we conduct our self government like a town hall meeting.  We all need ALL the information to be...

CREATIVITY

Whether we are creating a story, a musical score, a painting or a poem, there needs to be authenticity, and needs to be a coherence to the original idea.  This is also true of ourselves, the authenticity we seek. The problem is we need sleep. ...

Update...Devastated

An old couple, in their eighties.  She raised chickens and ducks in a small corner of their yard.  Though neither of them would eat eggs, they brought eggs around every three or four days to give to their neighbors as gifts.  She wanted to continue...

DEVASTATED!

I am devastated.   In this quiet neighborhood an old couple, much loved, have been found murdered.  Don't know the facts yet.  It seems to have been drug-driven killers entered the house searching for money or items they could sell quickly. This is...

An Italian Guest, ROCKY

"My son-in-law is just back from California and brought a guest with him.  He is a well known fighter and will be in our guest room, but will be at a training camp in the Dismal Swamp.  Not only is he a well known fighter, he has also made a few...

Aussies, Kiwis, PLEASE NOTE

Trying to understand this Holiday season, down under. Father Christmas and all.  A sleigh and reindeer won't work down there.  So, I'm wondering?  What does he get around in? Maybe a sledge pulled by eight tiny oxen?  Or a Toyota truck? Does he...

LEARNING IS NOT ENOUGH

Elsewhere Scorpiotiger presented me with a solution to a problem I am having and pinpointed the problem behind the problem.  That is good. We need to see what the real,behind-the-scenes, problem is. A couple of days ago I wrote a satirical blog...

THE WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN

I wrote a satirical blog last night called "What Cousins Are For."   To me the title itself gave away its satirical nature.  It was totally misunderstood.  All of a sudden I am a sex pervert and going to jail.  I was shocked and hurt by this...