Monthly Archives: October 2011

Stormy, Wetter

When I enlisted in the US Navy, I asked to be trained as an Aerographer’s mate, which is Navy for meteorologist. I have always been fascinated with the weather, especially stormy weather. Although I don’t want to be in a hurricane … Continue reading

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The Wrong Oops

As I have aged, I have been aware, especially since joining a gym, that my balance is not what it used to be. I can no longer get up easily from being down on the floor. I can’t stand very … Continue reading

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The Boogie Man Is Going to Get You!

“Be afraid! Be scared! No, the boogie man isn’t going to get you but something is: either global warming, terrorists, gangs, the next hurricane season, avian flu, plastic bottles, your cell phone, etc. That’s what we are overdosed with these … Continue reading

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Don’t Turn the Other Cheek

I don’t like confrontations, but I’m not a pushover–well, not always–but I believe very much in compromise and have pretty much based my life on that idea. I think when I was taught the Biblical principle that you should turn … Continue reading

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What Is A Dopp Kit?

Recently, I wrote two friends mentioning that another friend who had stayed over at my house had left his Dopp kit. This announcement caused consternation enough that one friend called to ask what a Dopp kit was while the other … Continue reading

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Bless the Children but not the Beasts

In west-central Florida, where I live, there are two “beasts” that threaten my yard. Now, first of all, you need to know that I am so tender-hearted that I used to find caterpillars on my tomato plants and, rather than squish them, … Continue reading

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What Kind of Fool Was I?

In the world of entertainment there are many fascinating characters, some readily approachable and others, mysterious and remote. I have almost always refrained from goofy intrusions such as phone calls or even letters to celebrities. Notice I qualified that statement … Continue reading

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