I’ve been on vacation this past week and a half. I was actually thinking about skipping my blog for today. I thought about it and decided to leave it up to Linda. If she had a particularly interesting prompt for SoCS, I’d let something flow onto the page. If not, I’d skip Saturday. Of course,... Continue Reading →
Not much of a door, but I'm guessing it was a welcome sight back in the 1930s.I spent a few days visiting my brother and my mom in Iowa over the past extended weekend. My brother gave me a short tour of the area around Ames. He included a visit to a restored historic site... Continue Reading →
I spent a little time working for a college newspaper. Not scooping the news like Dan, but his experience reminded me of the few days that I had a by line.
Everybody’s got plans , until they get hit ——-Mike Tyson
I was a cub reporter once . Not many people know that . Not quite a Walter Cronkite , I will freely admit , but maybe more of a Jimmy Olsen . You remember Jimmy Olsen . ” Gee thanks , Mr. Kent . ” —–It was Superman , aka. Clark Kent , who repeatedly told him sincerely ” Thank you , Jimmy ” , as if Jimmy Olsen weren’t the bumbling half-wit character he was meant to be . Well , Jimmy Olsen had me beat , too , as a reporter , I have to say .
I don’t know what got into me one day back during my UCLA days . I had a brilliant notion that swirled up out of nowhere , out of thin air , that I should work for The Daily Bruin…
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I don’t travel a lot. Seriously, I know people who travel farther and way more often than I do. I once described myself as a Travel Wimp, and it’s still a good description. I check bags, schedule long, safe layovers and I pay a little extra for comfort rather than gamble on the chance of... Continue Reading →
I've been thinking about time lately. Time, timers, alarm clocks and regular old clocks and watches. I had all these thoughts bouncing around in my head and I thought: maybe the SoCS prompt will be about 'time' and I'll be able to set these thoughts free. What do I get? Beef. Beef? "Your Friday prompt... Continue Reading →
Last month, I spent a few days in Seattle, Washington. I lived in Seattle for a few years back in the late 70s, moving to Connecticut in 1981. I wasn’t there long enough for it to feel like a home town, but I’ve always had a fondness for the city. I’ve been back numerous times... Continue Reading →
Those of you who follow the Thursday Doors series knew this was coming. It has little to do with the doors, and surprisingly, it has little to do with my lecture. Oh, don’t worry, (or perhaps I should say don’t be too quick to rejoice) I’m going to sneak a little bit of that lecture... Continue Reading →
If we were having a beer, you would toss the little placard toward me and ask: “Does that thing make any sense?” “Sure, I prefer Yuengling, but what doesn’t make sense about that?” “That thing at the bottom, the hodgepodge of demonic markings.” “The QR code?” “Is that what you call them?” “That’s what they’re... Continue Reading →
Central Connecticut State University used to be Central Connecticut State College. Long before that, it was a State Teachers College and before that, it was a Normal School. Whaaaaaat? Yeah, I had to look that up. Of course I went to Wikipedia and when I did, I found my favorite warning sign ever. Any long-time... Continue Reading →