Bea Hate Me

I’m a Progessive.  Bea is a Republican.  She visits this blog for reasons unknown. Bea has posted a series of nasty comments about an earlier post, Impeachment and Mr. Rogers.  And  for lack of factual content in her comments, I consigned them to Trash. Bea was not pleased. Bea, every word I wrote in “Impeachment […]

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Museum of the American Indian

Months ago I wrote about three of the four museums we toured this summer in D.C.  I have fought writer’s block in my efforts to create something honest and interesting about the fairly new addition to The Smithsonians on Native Americans.  This morning I awakened from what the first Americans would describe as a “vision”, […]

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Walt’s Beach

I wrote this two years ago and somehow never posted it.  Better late than never? We are in Pensacola, camped within a mile or two of where we interred a bit of an old friend’s cremains.  Yesterday would have been his 74th birthday. Kat, the Magic Bugger, and I are two days into our scheduled […]

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Impeachment and Mr. Rogers

One of the best and worst aspects of retirement is that one has the time to spend a day or a week watching televised coverage of the Congressional Impeachment Inquiry.  Kat and I have seen at least 95% of the hearings of the Intelligence and Judiciary to date (Dec 6, 2019).  From everything that we […]

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The African American Culture and History Museum

This was the best attended of all the DC museums we visited, if you’re speaking of the audience being honored at that museum.  There were smiles everywhere and I do hope these kids leave feeling better about their chance of success in today’s world.  I am an old white guy and I will say this: […]

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Hurricane!

Back in June Kat ordered a replacement oven/range for Kat’s Cradle’s original.  Its grates were badly corroded, and the burners had grown new fire-spouting orifices here and there.  Plus the oven door is attached now by only one screw — the other recently lost its purchase.  The time had come to replace it.  On Labor […]

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Sarah Duke Gardens, Durham, NC

A cool front blew through town yesterday bringing rain, winds, and an overnight low of 62 degrees.  By Sunday the rain was over and conditions were perfect to take a short ride to visit Duke Gardens.  It was partly cloudy but Kat took some magnificent pictures.  Most of them were in the Asian Garden section […]

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