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a peek at what I do in my spare time
Tuesday, September 22, 2020      9 comments

I wrote in the community feed that I'd begun to pull up seat and set a spell, reflecting again. I also have begun picking up a pen, yet again. Here are two oldies of mine. 2 small poems published in the mid-90s. Now that I'm in my 60s I thought ... Read more
Recovery from Covid-19 doesn't stop damage inflicted in patients
Tuesday, September 15, 2020      3 comments

September 15th 2020 article I wrote and present for your perusal: emoticon ... Read more
I'm really tired of receiving Marijuana Ads from SparkPeople
Sunday, August 23, 2020      5 comments

I don't smoke marijuana, I used to do but I'm done with that for decades. I am glad effort is being made to decriminalize it, and for legal use for ... Read more
Boiled Coffee, from fresh ground or canned
Friday, August 07, 2020      6 comments

Being a coffee-nut since 1973 I try to keep up on the "science" of coffee. Sometimes the old ways prove to be the best on a scale from good-better-best. First, I'll address the grounds and then the technique. ... Read more
Good times shall be had by all
Wednesday, August 05, 2020      3 comments

We are currently spending time whittling down our belongings, in anticipation of moving to a senior facility or perhaps a section-8 house with rent to own option. We are both disabled and I've been winding down lately. I used to be much mor... Read more
Masks are for protecting Others, not yourself
Monday, July 13, 2020      7 comments

Masks primarily are for protecting Others, not yourself. It should be a convenience-sacrifice every citizen will make for the USA, or whatever Nation you call Home. Not wearing masks in public is unpatriotic, mean-spirited, and logically in... Read more
Clarity can be winnowed even in the toughest storms
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      2 comments

The spread of the deadliest pandemic, even as it mutates, to reach the United States in a century is a grim reminder of why we need news media to spread facts instead of propaganda and conspiracy theories. When faced with a grim situation, peopl... Read more
Juneteenth -- a celebration of peculiar Texas history, Fun in the face of oppressors
Friday, June 19, 2020      2 comments

Texas slave holders and State officials (including Rangers) wanted to continue oppressing not only slaves but poor folks as well. That's why the Army had to come to Galveston to officially announce ALL Texas slaves were Free as of over 2 years a... Read more
Stress is wracking my health - physical and mental
Sunday, May 24, 2020      7 comments

Fortunately it appears there are some adults on Capitol Hill, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to set up a SMART fund for state and local governments little helped by previous bills which greatly benefited the 0.1% of our nation. Yes, that 0.1%... Read more
Defragment Urself -- Take a Worry Break when you need.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020      6 comments

Catch a clue with a helpful tip for students, clear the decks by taking a "worry break". Stop. Take 5 to fully ponder all that is on your plate and then some. Don't cheat yourself. Act. Take brief notes if needs be. If something must be deal... Read more
Taking a screenshot on Alcatel one touch, plus link to How to
Wednesday, April 15, 2020      5 comments

I've been frustrated trying to figure out how to take a screenshot on my Alcatel one touch phone. I have no idea where the manual is, but I found one eventually on a manual library internet style. I thought I'd take another shot at it with Duck ... Read more
Crowd pleasing bulk cooking link
Monday, April 06, 2020      8 comments

Here is the first of several planned posts to spread the news about bulk cooking recipes. Why? Because one can use them to make meals ahead of time and freeze-can-dehydrate-&c.
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Jefferson area weakly -Time stands still for no one
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      5 comments

When people who are adults are making things up as they go along, they should at least acknowledge that what they are doing is Not An Extension Of What Those Who Came Before Were Doing. Hello?! We have some of the most disengaged populace... Read more
The saga of Jefferson area postponed -- a plea about Flavors of our food
Thursday, January 30, 2020      5 comments

My wife is allergic to fish oil, so we are not going to risk shellfish etc. Sorry, can't touch that. But in our foods we do seek flavors that accentuate and make us enjoy new nuances for the foods we eat. Otherwise everything might as well ... Read more
This weak in Jefferson area 6
Saturday, October 26, 2019      6 comments

So, this Sunday's readings are: (opt1) Joel 2:23-32 and Psalm 65 • (opt2) Jeremiah 14:7-22 and Psalm 84:1-7 • (Epistle) 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 • (Gospel) Luke 18:9-14 We are told in Scripture that Jesus learned obedience in the things ... Read more

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