MSM Reporting – October 24, 2020

In 1L and 32oz bottles “…and in other news we have a breaking story of national significance.  From the field, our roving reporter, Bill Pointpen, with a live report.  Take it away Bill…” “…Thank you, Wally.  I’m driving with the film crew up Interstate Five toward the small town of Blaine in Washington state. TheContinue reading “MSM Reporting – October 24, 2020”

Oh Say Can You See? – October 22, 2020

My mouth runs away. Remember, I write as I talk. If you’re feeling all Baptist, scoot on to the next email or WP reader entry. I’m feeling a little testy. Survey sez – Been completing some on-line surveys.  You know, sharing the wisdom of my years with the world.  Offering conservative balance against the liberalContinue reading “Oh Say Can You See? – October 22, 2020”

Redress – for October 19, 2020

Jerrod Winkler, head of the NBA Owners and Players Association, was understandably curious as to why, and more so how, a hodgepodge group of individuals had managed a one-hour slot in his schedule. From the disparate membership roster, he certainly assumed some charitable effort or some social cause the NBA certainly could reap good pressContinue reading “Redress – for October 19, 2020”

Groceries – October 16, 2020

Once again, it was time to trip to the local chain grocery to resupply. Not critical.  Just routine, so as not to “suddenly” be out of flour, sugar, coffee, or such.  And fresh veggies.  Limited shelf life, you know, necessitating trips to the grocery every week to ten days, those veggies. A year or soContinue reading “Groceries – October 16, 2020”

Nine-sixteenths – October 14, 2020

Chasing parts for a pump repair back at the farm, I found myself downtown last week.  Passed by the always open bay door of Pauli’s Auto Repair Shop.  There’s no Pauli there anymore.  Pauli was Dave’s dad, a widower for years.  As a matter of fact, I can’t myself remember Dave’s mom and I fancyContinue reading “Nine-sixteenths – October 14, 2020”

At the Co-op – October 12, 2020

Clayton and I were sitting at the gathering table in the elevator office, chatting one thing or another waiting for our weight and moisture receipts when Jackson came through the outside door from the big silos, dripping rainwater everywhere. “Jackson!” I commenced to pester him, seeing how’s he’s such a tight ass, so serious allContinue reading “At the Co-op – October 12, 2020”

And the Winner… – October 9, 2020

I like fluff The results are in. No other conclusion works.  Cotton candy sells.  Don’t offer a balanced plate of good veggies, healthy protein, just enough beneficial fat, and cool, hydrating water. Don’t even try offering a grilled steak, a loaded baker, a smidge of broccoli drizzled with cheese, and a glass of red.  WhatContinue reading “And the Winner… – October 9, 2020”

Minority – October 2, 2020

  The neglected minority Figuring myself – older, white, conservative, male, a two-fisted drinker, oblivious to pro-sports, and fond of broccoli – part of a neglected minority, I did some looking for evidence.1  Turns out I was mostly wrong.  Well, there’s a first. Males are 49.2% of the US population.  Females 50.8% and slowly increasing,Continue reading “Minority – October 2, 2020”

Perfect – October 1, 2020

NSFW: Language, innuendo. ageism. “How do you identify yourself?” asked the young lady reading the health profile questions to me, obviously concerned that not of her generation, I might be unable to read or understand the complex medical questions. She waited upon my reply, ballpoint pen at the ready to record my answer.  If, thatContinue reading “Perfect – October 1, 2020”

L.O.D.D. – September 30, 2020

While I started out to preamble this post with a parody anecdote of a doctor’s visit where I was diagnosed with an ugly but not (generally) fatal disease, something came up to change my mind.  For a little context, I should relate something else that happened about eight or so years ago. I reconnected withContinue reading “L.O.D.D. – September 30, 2020”