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Burning Down the House

"Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?" (Janis Joplin, January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) ... oh, and a gift card to Amazon, Sculpey clay, a paint atomizer,  a couple ball joint armature puppets. I can do…

Got Plectrum?

I know how not to lose a $75 guitar pick (plectrum). I started out by not buying $75 guitar picks. The rest was easy. 

Picks are rarely in my arsenal tho’ there are usually a couple in my pocket…

How's My Cat?

Kari says, “You don’t have to shut up, just quit talking to me.” 

*NOTE: This story is fiction. There are no names to change, and no animals or persons were harmed. 

A friend of mine was going to be out…

Looney Tunes

It has been a Saturday. It still is in my world. The best Saturdays that I remember were getting up on Saturday mornings to watch the Bug Bunny and Road Runner Show. Everything I know about opera, I learned from…

Progress

Here’s a progress report on the work I'm doing on the video for my song “Bring The Rain.”   

What you're seeing will be in several individual scenes that I'll use to create a single scene. The stop-motion animation and…

What's That?

I stare at a blank screen. Hey, now it’s not blank anymore.  

This is blog number 203. I’m sure I’ve learned something. Something useful like, don’t try to write a blog when your team only has a one goal…

Puzzling?

It’s Wednesday night. Kari and I worked a puzzle. Sometimes we play cards, sometimes we're busy. The important thing is each other, and us. 

The picture is of a puzzle we put together. I dig lighthouses. This one is…

Coffee Please

Do you ever stop and think? That's the problem. I don't. Words escape without being filtered then they go flying around causing all kinds of damage. It's dangerous.

Sometimes, I have something that needs to be said. Often, it…

Off to the Races

Let me tell you a story. 

Several years ago, I was at the recycling/garbage facility dropping off some construction debris from a small project. I wish I could have used it, but luckily there was someone there that wanted…

It's Curling Season

I’m just going to ramble a bit about hockey.

Of all the parrots I have known, the Winston-Salem Parrots were my favorite. These particular parrots migrated from St. Petersburg, FL during the winter ’02-03.  

The jersey on the…

Kosher Salt

It was a lovely Saturday afternoon at home, nothing going on. There’s snow and ice outside, it’s slowly melting. I am inside working on set building with some minor detail about something tedious. The phone rings or whatever it is…

Scratchin'

Tonight at home around the kitchen, Kari and I talked a bit. We gathered up on each other’s day is what I mean to say. She tells me a few interesting details from her day, then she drags far fewer…

I Am A Jelly Doughnut

I Am a Jelly Doughnut – JFK 1963 

“Ich bin ein Berliner.” In that statement from one of JFK’s famous speeches, he was trying to say that he was one of them. The translation of the “jelly doughnut” line…

Flowers.Kittens.Puppies

Flowers.Kittens.Puppies.
Flowers.Kittens.Puppies.

 

 

Acts of war against 

Democracy. Treasonous

Confederacy

 

Peace, Y'all

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Til the Cows Come Home

I’m still playing with cows. I do hope that by tomorrow there is something different on my mind. I was working with an idea and just wanted to see if I had sense and space to make it happen. I’ll…

It's Sunday Night

It’s Sunday Night – What are you doing? 

Tonight, I have been playing with cut out cows. Doesn’t everybody? Okay, in that case, somebody has to do it. Tonight, that’s what I was doing. I was injured on the…

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek. The secret may be in being able to do both at the same time. 

I have an imaginary Friend whom I've known since forever and who'll probably be around that much longer. Playing hide and seek…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year – I tried to think of a clever title. Pretty much nailed it, eh?

My right brain has had more fun times than my left brain ever thought about having. I know because I was there…

It's A New Year

What would Woody do? (Woody Guthrie) That is not a new question, at least for me. I ask myself that a lot, usually for comedic effect, but I am easy to entertain. I think that question even applies to pandemics…

C'ya 2020

C'ya 2020! Had to be a damned leap year, didn't you? Had to have that one extra day, huh? We'd be near done with you if not for that thing in February, eh?

What have you done? What were…

Eine Schwarze Katze

Eine Schwarze Katze - One Black Cat

Kari's Birthday is today. She's been having birthdays all of her life, she says. I know this one is important because it's today. I woke up too late to fix breakfast, but I…

Gone FIshing

Kari asked me why I’m wearing my old glasses. Because they happened to be where I needed them at the time ... on my face. That has nothing to do with anything else.
 

I was stationed in Bamburg, Germany…

Wo Ist Der Bahnhof?

Wo Ist Der Bahnhof? 

Don’t ask me what that means. You don’t have to because I’m going to tell you. It’s German for “Where is the train station?” I used that phrase a lot when I was in Germany. I…

Boxing Day, Eh!

Here's that day that we've waited for throughout the past year, and it's finally here and nobody knows what to do with it! That grand Canadian holiday, Boxing Day! December 26th, the day after we celebrate commercial exploitation and capitalism…