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Using a rhyme to pass the time.

I’ve always loved to write; at least that’s what I thought for most of my life. My penmanship isn’t actually that good and the actual act of sitting at a desk and fleshing out a full idea is rarely very appealing to me. 1,293 more words

Short Essays

12 Monkeys - Review

I’m about to go on a rant as if I’m a film professor, even though I’m not, so just brace yourself:

The movies that stand out are, obviously enough, those that go against the grain. 425 more words


Someone Is One!

Today is Etta’s birthday! She is one!

Etta belongs to my brother, Dan, and his better half, Nancy. Etta is having a quick snooze after her five mile walk this morning with Dan. 21 more words


Police Story - Review

I had high hopes for Police Story. I watched Drunken Master a few months beforehand, and it quickly became my favorite martial arts film. I was hoping  441 more words


Room Redos

Darling daughter and I are mixing it up around here! She is embarking on a room redo involving a paint job and furniture shifting in her bedroom. 91 more words


Games in the year 1600 (Snippets 25)

In 1600, Samuel Rowlands published one of his earliest collections of poems, under the slightly gruesome title The Letting of Humour’s Blood in the Head-vaine. 507 more words


$5 Flea

I visited a small, local flea market today. It is actually best described as a gathering of yard sales and takes place at our county fairgrounds. 28 more words