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bad boys (and girls)

I had lunch today with some friends and former co-workers. One still works at the place I retired from, two have retired from it, and all three are actively involved in the community in one capacity or another. Compared to them, I'm out of touch with the pulse of the community – by choice. These… Continue reading bad boys (and girls)

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Off the grid

image link The sun's rays warmed the solar cell roofing shingles on the house, which juiced up my Powerwall battery storage device today. Not only that, but the winds in the area had the windmill churning its fair share of electricity. There's no question that if I had two Powerwalls both would be fully charged… Continue reading Off the grid

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Karaoke Cacophony

Fandango's FOWC is cacophony and the Word of the Day Challenge is karaoke.  I decided to rewrite the lyrics to the timeless tune by The Beatles called, Paperback Writer.  I've included a karaoke version youtube with the original lyrics.  I wanted to have fun with this and I hope you do too. https://youtu.be/w6C0EzAUmsY Karaoke Cacophony… Continue reading Karaoke Cacophony

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Off the Hook

image link Brought to the party under the pretense that it was a fundraiser for the Screen Actors Guild TheaterCare fund, it didn't take Chelsi long to see what was going on. Barph, her date, was a personal assistant to Garvey Feinstein, said he had arranged a meeting after the 7-course dinner and then show,… Continue reading Off the Hook

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Raspy the Rowdy Parrot

image link Raspy was a rowdy parrot. He'd been rehomed multiple times. His raspy raucousness got old a couple of weeks in, and then Raspy was on his way again. Raspy's luck changed the day he was adopted by Clara and Renaldo, two clowns who traveled with the Minuet Circus nine months of the year.… Continue reading Raspy the Rowdy Parrot

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She Dances, inspired by Daddy’z Breakdown’s, “How Hot You Are”

https://youtu.be/HHIGI4ukWfU "How Hot You Are" by Daddy'z Breakdown, a Grand Rapids, MI band   She dances under the mirrorball To the tunes of her favorite band. Wrists, ankles, ears, and eyes Shimmering with opulent jewels That glitter as she shakes. A crescent of eyes traveling Up and down her lithe frame Magic sparkles in them… Continue reading She Dances, inspired by Daddy’z Breakdown’s, “How Hot You Are”

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Lemmy and Rita at Work

image link                                                                                                                image link Lemmy was a jocular sort of fellow who was the life of any party with just the guys. Be it deer hunting camp, a fishing trip, or a poker game, Lemmy kept the laughs rolling. Lemmy's man cave was plastered with Farah posters and Playboy centerfolds. He had the best porn… Continue reading Lemmy and Rita at Work

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Janet and The General

General Sherman Janet was the original climber of General Sherman, a giant sequoia that is, by volume, the “largest known living single-stem tree on Earth.” Janet had lived in Tulare County, CA since she was born. She grew up five minutes away from the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park. As soon as she could… Continue reading Janet and The General

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Ode to Petunia

ephemeral petunia bloom alive for just one day trumpets light into the gloom to brighten along our ways food for honey- and bumble-bees hummingbirds as well colors bright to pull and please botany of desire swells they come as uprights in the ground or waves upon a vine petunias sing without a sound intoxicate like… Continue reading Ode to Petunia

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Snap-in Tools

image link Greeny had been suffering with a broken tooth for a week while her dentist was on vacation but today was the day of her appointment. The dentist, happy, tanned, and smiling, was ready to work again after his relaxing time on the ocean. His assistant took an x-ray and confirmed the took was… Continue reading Snap-in Tools