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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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Feeling sorry for inanimate objects.

Credit: Danielle Hamer Photography/Abandoned Objects I saw someone’s tweet today that caught my attention because I could relate to its sentiment. True story @ work tonite I completely crushed a paper cup out of stress at work & almost threw … Continue reading

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We live in dark times, but…

Yes, we are living in very dark times.  Not just here in America, but in many other countries around the world.    It’s enough to send the most emotionally healthy person into the pits of despair, but we can’t allow … Continue reading

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A cult-like orgy of anger and hate.

Someone on Facebook by the name of Joel Tooley lives in Melbourne, Florida, where the Trump rally that took place on Feb. 18 (really, a campaign rally for 2020!) was held.  Mr. Tooley is not a Trump supporter, but he … Continue reading

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