Pay the Piper – March 27, 2021

See? I’m recycling my old images. “Had enough yet?” asked Mother Nature. “Yeah.  I think I’m gonna move,” I replied. “You’ve been talking about moving forever.” “I’ve not been around ‘forever.’” “No, indeed you have not.  That’s hyperbole for effect.” “You don’t need hyperbole.” “How’s that?” “Winter sleet.  Snow pellets.  Freeze-thaw. More snow. More freeze-thaw.”Continue reading “Pay the Piper – March 27, 2021”

Social Re-engineering – February 24, 2021

My morning workload should be comfortably abbreviated now that I’ve carefully observed the way life is here on planet Dubyapee.  It took me awhile. I’m slow to learn.  Especially slow when what I see befuddles me because it violates my naïve expectations of people.  As an avowed misanthrope, you’d figure I’d know better.  Most ofContinue reading “Social Re-engineering – February 24, 2021”

Around the World – February 22, 2021

I’m not including links.  This is not to supplant your favorite newsfeed.  Just some of the events I’ll be watching the next couple of weeks.  Like I don’t already have enough to fret over. If one of these blurbs makes you curious to know more, a quick web search will expose you equally to bothContinue reading “Around the World – February 22, 2021”

I’m Moving to Florida – February 21, 2021

We’ve had some unnatural cold.  With that some also unnatural snow.  With both of them some unnatural problems.  We get winter here.  Just not “Ah, it’s winter; get out your snowblower, tire chains, and longies.” The metro area doesn’t own snowplows.  One or two salt trucks, used for salting overpasses and freeway exchanges for theContinue reading “I’m Moving to Florida – February 21, 2021”

Ski Mount Pisgah – February 16, 2021

Non sequitur? Wickedly attractive, fatal to males of the species, she followed in her mother’s footsteps and became……a recycler. He thought she’d tossed a compliment at him, so he tried it on……and found it was left-handed. Wow! A letter from his brother in Phoenix. Hadn’t heard from him in years.  Inside the envelope……was his nephew’sContinue reading “Ski Mount Pisgah – February 16, 2021”

Lost in the Fog – January 30, 2021

Photo by Tomas Anunziata on Pazootchkie!  Sitting here avoiding work on the next installment of “In Their Own Words” by poking my nose into WordPress comment alerts, I happened to glance out my office window.  Readers I think, judge I spend too much time looking out that window.  You could make a case.  I’dContinue reading “Lost in the Fog – January 30, 2021”

Again I Ramble – December 1, 2020

“To-do”Monday, November 30, December Eve, around 11:30 in the morning, the thermometer registered thirty-seven degrees.  Attacking my Monday to-do list with a vengeance, on one of many shuttles between the kitchen and the garage, I looked out the back door.  Snow. Handsome snow.  Not serious snow, certainly not at thirty-seven degrees.  But snow.  Falling steadily.Continue reading “Again I Ramble – December 1, 2020”