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Gone to the Dogs 

da6d Music announces today’s guest Rambler, DeO’jie das Wunderhund. 

da6d isn’t here today. He’s gone fishing. I knew something like this would happen. He’s not going to even write his final da6d Daily Ramblin’. He didn’t seem to want to…

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Well Darn!

The Habitants scored! Later, there was a slo-mo close-up of Mikhail Sergachev of the Tampa Bay Lightning as the network faded out to a commercial. Anyone that could halfway read lips in slo-mo could see him say "Well, d@rn!" 


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Shoes in the Bed

Road Trip! Monday Morning 

Okay, not quite a road trip, but maybe like a combination errand/day trip. Day trip! Hi-ho, the derry-o, a Ramblin' we will go.

I’m riding with a Friend to pick up a utility trailer near Rutherfordton…

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Hey, Yo!

Remember when the easiest part of yoyoing was the downward throw? That’s still the easy part. With a $3 yoyo, I can do rock the baby, walk the dog, and around -the world. That’s about it. When I was in…

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The Toe Down

Nice view, eh? The Toe Down Music Festival Day 2. I’m sitting in the shade with a cool breeze, waiting on the first performer of the evening. 
The sound system is unbelievably clear. I’m parked/camped about 125 yards away from…

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Rat parents. Tough job. There are some things that only apply to rat parents and rat children. Other things are universal.

“Don’t eat that, it’s poison.” I imagine rat parents have to say that a lot.

“Don’t go in there…

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“I go out walking after midnight …” Patsy Cline (1932-1963). 

If you want to sleep late in the morning, you gotta walk the dog late at night. That may never become the axiom by which lives are planned, but it’s…

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Thank Y'all

I'm going to write seven more da6d Daily Ramblin's. After that, there will be one a week or so of da6d Midnight Ramblin's. Postings will be at midnight on Sunday nights, just to start the week off right and to…

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Saving the Good Stuff

I’m going to kill two stoned birds. That’s a sideways rendition of “killing two birds with one stone.” Literally, I’ve never even killed one bird with one stone. Figuratively, I have lots of stoned birds. 

The first bird is the…

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Lady Byng

Marie Evelyn Moreton (1870-1949), also known as Lady Byng after her marriage to Colonel the Hon. Julian Byng (1862- 1935), Lord Byng, Governor General of Canada under King George V from 1921-1926. 

Great people. I'd like to have met them…

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Turn Up the TV

Happy Fathers’ Day, folks. My Mom came by to visit. Sister Chel sent a beautiful message. Kari made sourdough biscuits and sausage gravy. I’ll send a message or a meme to my Dad, and that will be about all of…

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It's Here Somewhere

I got something in the mail today. It was nothing urgent, but something I did not want to ignore. I knew exactly where it was going: the WIDGAR file. I’ve got one right beside my spot at the kitchen table…

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A year ago, I wrote the blog and haiku, King of Hearts. The picture was “The King of Hearts,” also called the “Suicide King” because of the sword through his head. “My leige, there are easier ways of doing things…

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One small thing  

And other small things  

Got together and made  


A better day  

If even  

Just a little.  


I went to the VA today for an appointment. Park, text “here,” then wait for instructions. Proceed to the building…

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Red Eye, Please

Coffee, black. The way it was meant to be. Coffees have a flavor without cream or sugary flavored syrups. I’m not a coffee snob by any means. Often enough, I’ll have a splash of 2% milk to cool my coffee…

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Monday on Earth No. 3,380

Welcome to planet Earth. This is the place where eternal cosmic beings are sent to spend the fair part of a century in human bodies. With all of eternity behind us and even more eternity ahead, we spend a very…

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Dead People, U-Hauls, and Forrest Gump

It would not be unusual if you were wondering. .oO (What’s the da6d Daily Ramblin’ going to be about today?) I was just wondering the same thing. 

Someplace, somewhere, in a collection of some sort is the toilet seat that…

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Circular Breathing. 

Here’s a subject that I know absolutely nothing about. Just like most subjects, I’ll ramble a bit, move on to a haiku, and we’ll all end up knowing less than we did when we started. 

The picture is…

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Hold My Root Beer

Kari and I went trespassing tonight. She’ll claim that I was the instigator, but I told her no one would believe that. 

The actual trespassing part might have been my idea, but the reason why was entirely hers. 

There's a…

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Fifty years from now, someone is going to look back and commemorate today with a huge event. It’ll probably be a birthday party or something, but to a small number of people, maybe a million or so, today will be…

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One Door Opens

Kari asks me, “Is it half-time yet?” It’s hockey. They play three periods, so I guess halfway through the second period is technically “half-time.” Kari knows that. She’s being funny. 

It’s not a big surprise for the defending Stanley Cup…

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June Awareness Month

NASA scientists have received a radio transmission from the far reaches of the galaxy. Interstellar communications from intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe. NASA is still trying to determine the exact origin of the message. There are no clues, and…

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Necessary Tools

Gadget geek? Gear head? Kari has called me worse. This just another gadget, but one I can justify as being (almost) totally necessary. 

This is an AC battery adapter for my Canon 80D (a.d.d.) camera. It provides continuous power during…

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Yo, Yo!

Usually by the time I sit down to write, I have an idea what I’m going to write about. Otherwise, I sit at my computer, stare at the screen, then begin a conversation with myself. I’ll end up with a…

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NHL Playoffs

I’ve been asked, “Are You letting your beard grow?” I usually reply with, “My team is in the playoffs.”  Stanley Cup Playoff Beard. Did you read that? I wasn’t kidding. 

The Tampa Bay Lightning, defending Stanley Cup Champions, leads…

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