As I Was Saying…

I don’t think I’ve written two sequential blogs on the same topic before, but time for writing them has dwindled. Lack of hours, lack of interesting topics, have been rate-limiting factors. Posting every two weeks has not been a strain until this month. Yet now I have additional responsibilities–I have been released from COVID jail!Continue reading “As I Was Saying…”

Any Port in a Storm

I’m an avid collector of American sayings. As to their origins, I demand neither truth nor accuracy. It’s the thought that counts. And, if several sayings are based on a single premise, so much the better. I must admit my captive audience must be of a certain age to appreciate the origin of these idiomaticContinue reading “Any Port in a Storm”

I’m baaaack!

Where to begin? No blog-worthy events have occurred for weeks, but finally a few mildly humorous (as opposed to humerus, the long bone of the upper arm that I have not yet broken, praise God) situations have happened. I have acquired a constellation of symptoms that include overwhelming tiredness not associated with any type ofContinue reading “I’m baaaack!”

Lucy, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do.

There are innumerable ways to divide humans into two groups. Of course, there are shades of gray in between, one type blending imperceptibly into the other. But for my purposes, examples will be given in either/or choices. There are introverts and extroverts, morning people and night people, tongue rollers and those unable to roll theirContinue reading “Lucy, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do.”

Electricity and I. Me? Myself?

Sidebar: At “getting my arms around” and doing a “deep dive” (MBA speak) into grammar, I note that the word “me” has fallen almost completely out of favor. Possibly this is due to grade school trauma of using “me” or “I” incorrectly and being harshly reprimanded for that error. Now the word “myself” has comeContinue reading “Electricity and I. Me? Myself?”

Sam Razook Family Motto

Covid-related lifestyle confinements are still limiting newsworthy/blogworthy events (local, not national) to essentially zero. Time to draw from anecdotes of yore. All families have favorite stories that have been retold from time to time, gaining embellishments in the telling. I’m great at embellishments. An inordinate proportion of our family stories were based on adventures/misadventures thatContinue reading “Sam Razook Family Motto”

Forever young…..not.

The novel coronavirus with associated pandemic had, and continues to have, disastrous effects all around the world. Lives have been lost, many small businesses have failed, proms and graduations have been cancelled, weddings postponed. Schools are hopelessly tangled with online and/or in person classes, parents pulling out their hair in chunks (parents’ hair, not children’s).Continue reading “Forever young…..not.”

Emerging from Covid-Induced Lethargy

I, as many people worldwide, had great hopes that 2021 would see us on an upward trajectory of calm, reason, hope, and restored health. So far that has not been the case. In the past few days, before January 6, 2021, I was inspired by development of an effective vaccine for Covid19 that was beingContinue reading “Emerging from Covid-Induced Lethargy”

O, Christmas tree(s)

Bringing an evergreen tree into the home (I guess deciduous trees would get pretty messy) and decorating it festively has been a Christmas tradition for centuries. Cars with trees tied to their roofs appear on neighborhood streets soon after Thanksgiving. Vacant lots are transformed into tree-selling businesses. Hardware and gardening stores add tree sections toContinue reading “O, Christmas tree(s)”