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That's Strange

I don’t know how it happened or when it happened, but it happened. It seems strangers have achieved a level of complete perfection!  Complete strangers. Perfect strangers. Have you ever met an imperfect stranger? An incomplete stranger? 

A complete stranger…

Can I Hear You Now?

There are 10 types of people in the world. Those that understand binary and those that don’t. 

There are 2 kinds of business. Mine and not mine. There is less of the former than I think. 
 

Kari saw me in…

Recollections

Joel McKinney walked along roads. He walked along roads near his home and around. When he’d find a cut or steep bank on the edge of the road, Joel would search along the bank for saplings or young trees.   

These…

Mirror, Mirror

Taking a picture of a camera just seems odd. It seems kind of unnatural. Having a camera taking a picture of itself, taking a picture of itself is impossible without a mirror, and then the picture is backwards. Digitally reversing…

Don't Bug Me

I am not an entomologist. That’s a big word for bug studier. I looked it up. 

I am not an etymologist either. That’s a big word for word studier; I looked it up. That still doesn’t make me one. I…

Closed Captioned

Last night, I was watching a live sporting event. The voice on the TV said, “Closed captioning is brought to you by Flex Seal® and the Flex Seal® family of products.” 

That announcement was not closed captioned. The commercial for…

Geezerdom

The backyard stage/deck at OOAK had an official Ribbon Cutting today with the Yancey County Chamber of Commerce. We also had a Jam. There was jam cake and red velvet cake from Maples. Micaville Music had t-shirts for the construction…

Journey No. Sixty

Today’s subject is not random. There will only be one day on which I complete Solar Circumnavigation Number Fifty-nine.  That day is today. By tomorrow this time, I’ll be nearly a day into Solar Circumnavigation Number Sixty at 584,088,918 mph…

Thank You, Friends

What a night. Rain shortened tonight’s gig at the OOAK backyard. The event was a Songwriter’s Round. I was playing with two Friends and songwriters, Smokey Joe Peoples and Pete McWhirter. I had the best seat in the house. We…

Make Art and Be Kind

Life is good at keeping secrets. Thousands upon thousands of years and we still haven’t figured it out. Make some money, propagate, then die. In the meantime, let's make art and be kind to each other. 
 

For BobFest last year…

Solitaire’ Phool

It’s a Tuesday night somewhere on a creek bank in WNC. This is how day two of excluded seclusion or secluded exclusion ends.  

Fishing was sparse … I’ll rephrase that. Fishing was done aplenty; catching was sparse this morning. The…

Fried Spaghetti

Fried spaghetti. I don’t take a boiling pot with me camping. I have a medium size skillet and a big size coffee pot. That should take care of almost anything I’ll be cooking, including fried spaghetti.  

Kari has gotten rid…

Night Shadows

I took a short walk tonight like I always do. I love walking at night. The near-full moon stirred my imagination.
 

The shadows played beautifully together. They’re clearer, more honest than daylight shadows with light reflecting from different surfaces.  

That’s…

da6d Ramblin's: Coming Soon!

If you are just now joining us, where’ve you been? I’ve been missing you.

This is blog No. 331. I started almost a year ago with a commitment to write a haiku a day for a year. There were a…

Redwings® (Not the Hockey Team)

Has anybody seen my boots? 

Three or so years ago, I bought a pair of boots. Quality boots, according to the price. Within seven months, the soles were worn smooth. The factory wished me luck in getting them resoled by…

BobFest 2021

What a roller coaster life is, eh? Tonight was a beautiful night. I hope for many years to remember The 2021, 8th Annual BobFest, Back Yard Stage Big-Time Inauguration Whoop-De-Do!  

There were people. Listening to music. Happy people. Coming together…

Looking Up

Kari says, “Aww, look. A dead bird.” I didn’t see a dead bird. I’m getting old in my dumb age, but things are looking up. 

Tomorrow evening, the 8th Annual BobFest will be the first performance outback on the stage…

Creek Bank Therapy Session

Construction Junction Update: Toe kicks and handrails, that's what I’ve been doing today. That was what the building inspector said needed to be done. That’s done. I’m looking forward to outdoor events on the stage that Community built. 

This has…

Outback Air Guitar

Air Guitar with a carpenter’s square. My t-square was at home in a humidity-controlled case. This was probably not the most original idea, but that’s what I had at the time. 

Today, I finished the handrails on the steps, leveled…

I Haven't Yet

Kari and I were riding back home last night after tending to a chore.  Kari asked, “What would you like for dinner?” That’s a serious question. That’s all it is. What I hear is her saying, “I’m cooking. What do…

Sharing My Fortune

I have Skittles® and I have a plan! Here is the plan. I’ll eat the yellow and green ones first. It will be like chewing Sprite®. Okay, maybe not. The green ones are green apple, not lime. 
 

Good fortune came…

Where's the Cheese?

Hey Friends, I hope you and yours are well. I’ll pray we all stay that way.  

This afternoon, the Governor of North Carolina lifted the mask mandate for persons fully vaccinated. There’s more to it than that, but that was…

Office Moving

When I have a gig somewhere, I’ll often set up my gear, then post a picture of the stage area and make some comment about this being my “office” for the evening. 

This picture is my “home office” in the…

Peanut Butter Hoarders

What a beautiful rainy day. Construction Junction activity has stopped for the day. There’s not much left except clean-up and attending to a few details. I am glad for the day off. It’s a rehearsal day for me. 

I heard…

Budding Holly

Is there such a thing as a budding holly? Buddy Holly? Doesn’t matter, I thought this was lovely. Photos are the best way of sharing; better than cutting and putting them in a vase.  

I think I am doing well…