Paul’s iPhone Picture 404

What a perfect picture for a Friday! This is my good friend George and my good friend Liz. Where was this taken?  On my backyard deck.  Which was full of empty plates of food.  And empty red wine bottles and empty bourbon and ginger glasses. What is is? It’s two drunk people about to share…

Paul’s iPhone Picture 304

Picture number 304 in my iPhone – SoundHound. Where was this taken?  In my living room listening to some great tunes on WXPN, commercial free public radio that plays broad selection of music, definitely not the same 20 songs over and over again.  I love listening to the radio. What is it?  Soundhound is my favorite…

Paul’s iPhone Picture 204

Picture 204 in my iPhone – Snow and Our Lady of Fatima statuary. Where was this taken?   At a Catholic Church in the town where I live.  We had a snow storm that Saturday February 21, 2015.  Consistent with the mild winter we had in 2015, the snow accumulated only 4 or 5 inches,…

The Stories of Strangers?

The guy in the white shirt pulling his bag by the pillar in the left of the picture.  He just secured a huge grant to provide fresh water to a third world impoverished country and is an unsung hero of humanity.  Or maybe he got drunk on work travel and hooked up with some bar-lady…

War and Food and Earth Day

My father found this in a box recently.  He was six.  This was his ration book. October 10, 1942. He was old enough at the time to remember how it was. His family was not well-off, though they managed.  They worked in steel mills, grew many of their own fruits and vegetables, had chickens for…

Lucky Charms for St Patrick’s Day

Nothing says St Patrick’s day like a paper bowl of Lucky Charms and a plastic spoon. Random green shape on bowl? Check.  Rogue flake of Bran cereal?  Check.  Celebrating the tradition in stupid ways?  Check plus.  The day is complete.  Bah humbug.

An Open Letter To Those Who Think Discrimination Is OK

This post is atypical in subject, lack of pictures, and theme from what I normally write about, but I feel the need to write it, so I did. *  *  * Dear Fellow Human Being Who Disciminates, I have seen way too much discrimination, especially as of late, from you and others.  I have noticed…

Valentines Day and Zucchinis

Happy Valentines Day everyone!  I would not normally post anything about zucchinis on Valentines Day, but hey…… I brought a loaf of my homemade zucchini-clove bread to a Walking Dead party on Sunday night.  The loaf had been developing its flavors in my freezer for a few months. Someone asked for my recipe, so without…