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  1. The Blog of Halloween Past and Present

    by , 10-31-2017 at 07:00 PM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    So. I’ve had a busy day. Halloween is always busy for me.
    I never did write up last year. I meant to. I started writing an entry at Easter but stopped because I couldn’t remember how many pumpkins I’d had and I had to find the camera to check. It took two days because we put it away for Christmas.

    So this year was basically an expansion on last year. I didn’t take detailed notes so it should be short.


    I wanted ...

    Updated 10-31-2017 at 07:32 PM by Bluebiird

  2. For want of a nail

    by , 10-29-2017 at 07:48 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    In 1966 Erma Bombeck mentioned "that 'don't sweat the little stuff'. Had become her motto." In 1983 Robert S. Eliot was quoted in an article in Time as saying that he had two rules for reducing stress: "Rule 1: Donít sweat the little stuff. Rule; 2: Itís all little stuff." I suspect that the phrase goes back before Erma, but I donít feel like tracking it down. But I would like to amend it to: Be careful of the small things, because everything is made up of small things; if we ...

    Updated 10-30-2017 at 09:34 AM by PeterL

  3. Funeral For A Friend

    by , 10-23-2017 at 07:15 PM (Kiz_Paws Bag Of Trix)
    No, this entry has NOTHING to do with Sir Elton John's music ....

    One of the most difficult things that I have to contend with, as a musician, is performing music for someone close to me at life's end.

    On Friday past, I played music for a friend. She succumbed to the horrid Cancer.... how her battle went on... She left to mourn her identical twin sister, her brother, her parents, her extended family...her friends....

    It was piano music, played on

    Updated 10-23-2017 at 07:30 PM by kiz_paws

  4. NaNoWriMo -Thoughts?

    November is coming up and that means so is NaNoWriMo. I'm thinking about doing it this year. For a good chunk of November, I will be residing in a small, holiday town. I'll be flying daily to a nearby island and picking up wildlife for translocation. They'll be flown to an in-land sanctuary and then I'll fly back to the town each day. This will leave me with free afternoons/evenings, and I was trying to decide what to do with myself besides walking, swimming, reading, watching movies and cooking ...
  5. Art of the Steal

    by , 10-21-2017 at 03:24 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Donald Trump has made a lot of his skill in negotiation and making deals. He hasn't been crowing about that recently, but there still are implicit claims. Those claims don't stand up to scrutiny, and he seems to have been more skilled at stealing than in dealing.

    A large amount of his money he gained through bankruptcy court, rather than through doing business. There are questions as to how many bankruptcies he has had. He admits to four, but there have been at least six, and if one ...

    Updated 10-21-2017 at 08:32 PM by PeterL