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The Boomer Bubble

The Boomer Bubble

Sometimes the precariousness of the bubble in which this old Boomer resides keeps me up at night. I am one pinprick away from ugly, mean, scary, desperate, depressing, unsolvable trouble. Seriously. Some of the possible punctures are beyond my control; some are not,...

OK, Boomer!

OK, Boomer!

A Cheeky Put-Down I learned on CBS Sunday Morning a new put-down. I was hurt. OK, Boomer is the current generation's cheeky put-down of my generation. It expresses the exasperation younger folks feel with our hypocrisy, incompetence, and curmudgeonliness. But, I...

A Shadow over the Rape of  Ukraine

A Shadow over the Rape of Ukraine

Daily, I feel like I am watching a slow-motion rape of an independent nation by another --  even as news reports the fierce Ukrainian  resistance  and all nations in the world save four condemned the brutal assault.   For all the Bible I say I know,  why do I keep...

It’s a  Day to be Grateful for . . .

It’s a Day to be Grateful for . . .

It’s another day to be grateful for fans. Yep. All that grand weather that revived me is a happy memory, and new reason to hope for cooler, drier days. So, I am grateful for fans; fans make the AC mightier.  I remember the challenge of losing AC in Dallas in July....

Maybe You Have Heard . . .

Maybe You Have Heard . . .

Maybe you have heard that the terrifying collapse of a condominium in Florida was not without warning. Three years previously, engineers had presented their findings of serious foundational issues to the condominium board.  (Miami Building Collapse, NYT) They found, ...

Last Year’s Journal Entries

Last Year’s Journal Entries

Looking back over last year’s journal entries and blog posts, I was blissfully UNAWARE of what was barreling our way.* Doug wasn’t.  He bought the last gallon of hand sanitizer in the  drug store, and ordered masks and gloves by the end of January February 2020 Then,...

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