Wow! It’s the end of July. Last week, when it was the 23rd of July, I thought, “July sure is taking it’s time.” Now, it’s yielding the floor to August and before long, leaves will be turning colors and we’ll be preparing for winter. OK, maybe I’m rushing a few seasons a bit. We are... Continue Reading →
I have been contemplating a post about the inability of so many people to see that we are all part of one population on Earth. My thoughts were inspired by one of Pam’s earlier posts, echoed by a few friends and brought back to my attention today. I may not be ready to put these thoughts into words, but Pam is. Please enjoy.
4 AM. The clock ticks inexorably towards 5 o’clock but it’s still a long way away. It is dark. It is quiet. But it is not silent. I can hear a clock ticking in the other room . . . tick tick tick. A relentless metronome. Tick tick tick. Isn’t there supposed to be a tock in there somewhere? It’s funny how we interpret what we hear.
I just heard a car, I think, it was a quiet, dull roar. Fortunately no car alarms! I can hear my refrigerator faintly humming. Not a tune I know. Silly me. I get a little punchy in the wee, wee hours of the day. Or is it still night? Technically it’s the morning but that doesn’t seem right until after dawn. But it is a quiet time.
I can hear my heart beating. Odd. It is something that has been doing the same…
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Once again, Linda G. Hill is tempting me with magical bonus points. I can’t resist. We’re heading to the bar to work with her Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt: “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ‘T, tea, tee.’ Theme your post around ‘tea’ or ‘tee,’ or find a word that starts with... Continue Reading →
Norm declared a mid-summer break from Thursday Doors, so there’s no link up today, as he and the little blue frog take some time to recharge. He said we can still post door photos, but Thursday Doors without Norm is kinda like Cheers without Norm. I can’t do it. A lot of my recent doors... Continue Reading →
The title is how I wanted to start my reply to this week’s One-liner Wednesday. As you will see in a minute, I was nice. This story begins last Wednesday, on a day that I had been looking forward to for over a month. The company I work for held an employee outing at Dunkin... Continue Reading →
I thought that I had run out of unique examples of bad drivers, dumbass drivers and batsh*t crazy drivers, but apparently, there are too many out there. My first story is inspired by a bit of blame-the-victim journalism – that seems to work for other of society’s ills, so why not driving – that hits... Continue Reading →
Linda boiled up a cauldron of difficulty for us this week for Stream of Consciousness Saturday. It’s going to be hard to work this into a conversation at the bar, but I’m willing to try. I’ll let you know if I break any rules getting to the end. According to Linda: "Your Friday prompt for... Continue Reading →
Norm is taking a break from Thursday Doors for two weeks, beginning next week, and I think I’ll join him. I’m not sure if I’ll post anything instead of Thursday Doors, but I’m hoping the hiatus gives me a chance to add some new doors to my inventory. The ongoing construction project is cutting deep... Continue Reading →
At some point during my extended weekend, I saw a thing on Facebook. It was something like “15 Things You Do that your Dog Hates.” I would provide a link except that the only thing worse than Facebook itself, is the search feature on Facebook. Unless, of course, you were hoping for “15 things you... Continue Reading →