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  • The Ultimate What If

    Ultimate What

    I have a distinct /love hate relationship with certain questions geared at me specifically:  questions posed for the sole purpose of making me think. Read more

    Posted on 21 October 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Rx: Write

    Write

    “Write”, the neurologist said.But…but….I told him at night, I already do at least an hour’s worth of  deciphering word jumbles, crosswords, I play solitaire  an... Read more

    Posted on 18 October 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Ugh…ick…meh…ouch

    Ugh…ick…meh…ouch

    Today, I feel a lot lot like TV’s first outer space queen, Dr. Smith from Lost In Space.Please indulge me in this particular blog offering because well,... Read more

    Posted on 16 October 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • This Blog Is Apparently Funny!

    This Blog Apparently Funny!

    This will be a short post today.  No puns, word play, nothing about angst or lost loves or an aging metabolism gone awry.      I’m kind of in shock to be... Read more

    Posted on 15 October 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Koncept: Америка

    Koncept: Америка

    Theme restaurants? Meh…..But let’s just suppose for one minute, there’s someone out there who’s creative, hip, forward thinking and loaded to the gills with... Read more

    Posted on 14 October 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Great Advice From Uncle Bob

    Dear Laurie,I know it’s October and your were born in April but I wanted to send you this no to be the first to wish you a very happy 61st birthday. Read more

    Posted on 13 October 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Watching TV

    Watching

    I LOVE my Friday nights.    Plus, a cool front blew through this morning and it’s windy and currently 41 degrees here in the Texas Hill Country.“Dis is cold? Yo... Read more

    Posted on 12 October 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Indelicate Donald Trump

    Indelicate Donald Trump

    Of the tens of readers this blog has, this post will likely cost me a few.   Some might applaud, many will unfollow me, others will leave vile comments under... Read more

    Posted on 03 October 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • It’s Fall In The Texas Hill Country

    It’s Fall Texas Hill Country

    Which means it’s fall everywhere, of course, but for some reason the autumnal equinox doesn’t mean much to this part of the country. Read more

    Posted on 24 September 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • My Niece, Emily

    Niece, Emily

    My baby factory was shuttered more than a decade ago.     And even though it produced nada other than cramps,  I have no regrets about whatever miscreant I migh... Read more

    Posted on 21 September 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Yeah, It’s Been A While

    Two and a half years ago, I was diagnosed with MS.   Hardly fatal, but I do think it’s killing me.     Know what I mean by that?It hurts, I hurt. Read more

    Posted on 21 September 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Dating: The Painful, Burning Itch of Rejection

    Dating: Painful, Burning Itch Rejection

    They would only look at each other briefly across the table and in a perfunctory manner;  only when they had to. When the situation warranted it…or when the... Read more

    Posted on 11 April 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Parental Decline

    It’s odd that no matter how contentious a child/parent relationship has been, there’s a certain sadness that rears it’s ugly head when the roles reverse. Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • What You Leave Behind

    What Leave Behind

    Right after  this past Thanksgiving, we had a Kendrick family reunion.   Four generations of loud, opinionated people who all feel compelled to opine at the sam... Read more

    Posted on 06 April 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Toenail

    I was reminded recently of a mother/daughter incident from 2013. Five very long years ago. I often take my octogenarian mother to lunch. Still do all these year... Read more

    Posted on 03 April 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Karma

    NOkay kids, today’s blog focus is on Karma.A little background if I may: I come from a mixed marriage.   My mother is a Methodist:  a covered dish supper,... Read more

    Posted on 01 April 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Loathesomness of Stomach Viruses

    Loathesomness Stomach Viruses

    Last night, I was fine.    For a while, that is, until THIS World War II era looking spiked ocean mine, ruined my night.That’s a typical stomach flu virus... Read more

    Posted on 28 March 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Fear Of…..

    Fear Of…..

    Phobias are a dime a dozen.   Look in any shrink’s DSM (which is short for The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, a very large book found on... Read more

    Posted on 26 March 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The One That Got Away

    I’ve never spoken about this to anyone.    I keep it in the back of what’s left of the recesses of my mind, but it creeps out my time to time when I feel like... Read more

    Posted on 24 March 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Fran & The Clothes Hamper

    It was June, 1960-something  and I was eight years old.Earlier that year, my parents decided to break free of the shackles of abject middle class dom and... Read more

    Posted on 23 March 2019 SELF EXPRESSION