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The mystery ship.

Credit: Unknown photographer.  This haunting photo is very similar the way the old battleship appeared to me as a child. I have a vivid memory of myself as a mosquito-bitten, golden-tanned and skinny little girl of seven and eight years … Continue reading

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Bugs have terrible boundaries.

I’m hooked on a blog I found a couple of months ago called WaitbutWhy.   It’s a blog for people who like science and geeky stuff and think about the same kinds of weird, random, shower-thought sort of things that … Continue reading

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Rethinking political correctness.

Political correctness can definitely be taken to ridiculous extremes, as these cartoons show.  In previous posts, I’ve sometimes criticized political correctness.  It’s true that in recent years, political correctness (PC-ness) has gone too far, and people are afraid to say … Continue reading

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Oh, to be a cat.

I watch my cat Sheldon snoozing peacefully on the bed. He’s worn out after several hours exploring outside. His sharp black and white coat blends in with the black and white pattern of the blanket he’s splayed out on. It’s … Continue reading

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It’s time to stop blaming Trump supporters.

Credit: Chicago Tribune I consider myself progressive politically, but I have a bone to pick with some people on the left.    Unlike the modern GOP and their wealthy backers,  we’re supposed to care about the “little people” — the … Continue reading

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We have officially entered the Twilight Zone.

Credit:  Stephen Crowley/The New York Times  Only four months into the Trump presidency, and America feels like an alien planet occupied by tentacled overlords who have taken we, the people, hostage.  Yes, even Trump supporters, who seem to be suffering … Continue reading

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Fake Christianity.

I have a problem.  I’m ashamed to admit I’m a Christian.    That’s because these days, open-minded, compassionate, tolerant people with a conscience give you side-eye if you tell them you’re a Christian.   They assume you embrace the far … Continue reading

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I was an honorary furry for a few days last week.

  Me trying on one of my son’s fursuit heads during my August 2016 trip. I completely forgot to mention this in my posts about my Florida trip.   I met a few of my son’s friends in the Tampa … Continue reading

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About my book.

For a couple of years now, I’ve talked about writing a book.    Writing and publishing a book has always been a dream of mine,  but getting motivated enough or knowing what I wanted to write about has always been … Continue reading

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My problem with pens.

I have a house full of old, nonworking pens.  It’s not because I want them.   Keeping up with pens and throwing away old ones is one thing I never seem to bother keeping up with.    Whenever I need … Continue reading

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