Back to the Grind

Hello friends and fellow Bloggers, I know y'all probably haven't missed my unique voice as much as I've missed yours, but I promise I haven't gone anywhere.  This is what my office looks like after 3 days off.  Note the piles of files scattered hither & yon.  And my partner's on vacation at the beach … Continue reading Back to the Grind

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Damned Cold

I don't know if this qualifies as an occasional poem or not.  Certainly it refers to a very specific moment in United States history, but it's rather opaque and somewhat vague so may present some barriers to understanding for future generations of readers or those outside of the early 21st-century American political & cultural milieu.  … Continue reading Damned Cold

Thoughts on 2 Books #6

Hey y'all!  I hope you're doing well on this fine Friday.  With this post, I'm happy to say, I'm caught up on my book reviews, which, of course, only comes after being caught up at work.  If the political situation weren't so hopeless in America right now, I'd be tempted to say I'm content.  Ah, … Continue reading Thoughts on 2 Books #6

What if? #CultureChange

How great and powerful a moment it would be for Americans if his Honor Brett Kavanaugh opened his Senate testimony today with the following statement or one very similar to it. "Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, distinguished members of the Senate Judicial Committee, and Dr. Ford, I thank you today for allowing me to come … Continue reading What if? #CultureChange

A Bit (More) About Me #5

Via Sparks from a Combustible Mind's Share Your World for 9/24/18. Q: Last week, Sparks asked a question about favorite beverages and the overwhelming favorite was coffee.   If you drink coffee, how do you like it best?  Hot, cold, iced, with cream, with sugar or black as black? A: Black, strong, and bitter except on … Continue reading A Bit (More) About Me #5

Brief Thoughts on a Bunch o’Books

Hoooo-BOY, my head is spinning!  The Girl and The Boy are currently involved in so many school-related and after-school activities that The Boss and I can hardly keep up.  We haven't sat down for a family meal in over two weeks.  Shameful, I tell ya!  And I became so far behind on posting my thoughts … Continue reading Brief Thoughts on a Bunch o’Books

A Bit (More) About Me #4

Via sparksfromacombustiblemind's Share Your World for 9/17/18 Once again, I'm a day late on this.  But yesterday I chaperoned The Girl's class trip to the Nashville Islamic Center and attended an evening meeting for a local volleyball club she wants to join, so my day was rather full.  I hope y'all are doing well today, … Continue reading A Bit (More) About Me #4

Strikethrough: A Dirge for Acquaintances No Longer Plagued by Addiction

I rarely have cause to feel sad, if you want to know the truth, but I’m down today, way down in the blue deeps with thoughts as bleak as the tempestuous sky. Ponderous clouds in endless shades of gray track as slowly across the sky as passersby shuffle along the rain-slick street, shoulders slumped and … Continue reading Strikethrough: A Dirge for Acquaintances No Longer Plagued by Addiction