Hello humans. At the risk of being a Debbie Downer on this day some of you refer to as the Eve of Christmas, I must share some depressing developments. The other morning my female human got to looking at puppies on that stupid World Wide Web thingy. She said to my human male, “ Look [...]

A couple of months ago, I posted a poem that my grandmother had written long ago. It was about children’s handprints on the wall but it was really about so much more. (See October 13, 2020 post.) My grandmother understood heartache and loss and grief. She used to tell me about going to sleep in [...]

Hi! Still Trying to Learn to Smile for the Camera...long ways to go, I guess I am in the garage. I am listening to Christmas music, some really cool Christmas music on a SiriusXM channel. Working casually on a little project also. In our laundry room/ mud room, we have some uncovered shelves that constantly [...]

My father never, and I have carefully chosen the word never, complained about a physical ailment and with Parkinson’s disease, he had a lot of them to choose from. One example of his will power: when having his teeth worked on, like being drilled upon for an hour by the dentist, he refused Novocain. Nothing, [...]

I was recently reminded of this quote by Kurt Vonnegut: “When I was 15, I spent a month working on an archeological dig. I was talking to one of the archeologists one day during our lunch break and he asked those kinds of “getting to know you” questions you ask young people: Do you play [...]