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Happy Fathers’ Day !

18 Jun

Happy Fathers’ Day !

Sunday, June 18 th, 2017

     When a Father thinks about how much he loves his children, it makes him happy.

Mothers get this right away – you can see it in their face.

I suppose it takes a little longer for it to sink in for the Dad and that is why we wait a month for the Holiday.

Perhaps the two Holidays – (Fathers’ Day and Mothers’ Day) – will be combined in the future, when drones make the deliveries.


There is an “app” for this, but not for your phone.

-nhd /GM

John Prine

21 Feb

John Prine

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

One of the most powerful songs I’ve ever heard: Angel from Montgomery by John Prine

It was 1974-5 in a “Tea House” in Bridgeport Connecticut.

A female guitarist was playing and singing the song.

I could not believe my ears.

What does “Make me an Angel, that flies from Montegomery. Make me a poster, from an old rodeo.” mean?

Anyway, the lines below are less cryptic and really dot the (third) i’s:

” How the hell can a person

go to work in the morning,

come home in the evening

and have nothing to say?”


“there’s flies in the kitchen.

I can hear ’em there buzzn’.

And I ain’t done nothin’

Since I woke up today.”

Who can write lines like that and get away with it in plain sight?

It’s the equivalent of sky-writing the next winning lottery numbers over the town and nobody gets it.

Burn Bag

11 Feb

Burn Bag

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Today is the day I procrastinate.

Starting with the things of least importance.


This one looks looks ready to go


Happy New Year !

1 Jan

Happy New Year !

Sunday, January 1st, 2017



…and the 8 th Day of Christmas to you too!

First Day of Winter !!!!

22 Dec

First Day of Winter

Well, Wednesday-Thursday, 12:41 AM, 2016*


For many people, it’s dirty cars and roads but this is what it looks like without the cars and roads.

Ok, it’s here!


* The first full day is Thursday, while the first daylight day is Wednesday, right?

Q:  Can you feel the tilt?

Fred !

26 Nov

Fred !

Saturday, November 25, 2016

Yesterday I heard that Fred died.

R.I.P. Fred

I’ve only been acquainted with Fred for 4 or 5 months, but one knew instantly that he was the real deal. No minced words, just the facts or straight to the point or both.

For example, when he got another shot in his eye to dry up the burst blood vessels due to a previous problem with his eye, I asked him “How did that happen?”  He gave me a glance and said “Complications due to diabetes.”

The last time I saw him he didn’t look too happy about something.  I asked him if he was alright.

He kept staring at his cell phone and said: “I just gotta go!”

Maybe I’m greedy or slow to catch on but I was hoping to get more words of wisdom / secrets of the universe from Fred.

Maybe that would have broken the rules because then they wouldn’t be secrets anymore, right?

Fred; just “like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.”


How to Get to Work on Time

14 Nov

How to Get to Work on Time

Monday, November 14, 2016

     I think I have figured it out:


just set the alarm clock 15 hours early!