February 23, 2020

‘Great things are done when people and mountains meet.’ William Blake


Have mercy on us

February 20, 2020

Moderator:  Mrs. Warren…do you have a question? Warren:       Could we please take potty break? Moderator:   Why, of course…you’re excused and would you and mega bucks Mike mind going to the casino for an hour while we finish this?


One witty guy

February 18, 2020

Best quote of the year by a resident of Virginia. ‘You’d have a better chance laying in a creek and kissing a copperhead than taking the guns from Virginians.’


Sweat fest

February 11, 2020

I volunteered to go to the store last Saturday as it seems a bit unfair that Sally is the shopper 4-5 days a week. My charge was to pick up milk, black beans, corn, and some cheese. I also knew that it was time to get some mustard and that a new style/brand was in […]

Men praying with rosaries in prayer group.


February 11, 2020

Pastor Doug related this story on Sunday. A missionary was in Africa serving the poorest of the poor. He was running low on medical and other supplies and embarked on a two day trip to the nearest village on a rickety bicycle. When he arrived, he witnessed two teenagers fighting and stepped in to break […]

THE BACHELOR - "2401" - Handsome airline pilot Peter Weber is ready to take off on an international journey filled with romance, high drama and love! He grabbed Hannah B.'s attention with his boyish charm and one storied night in a windmill, but Bachelor Nation was shocked when she ended their relationship. Now, their heartthrob is back to hand out the roses and search for his happily ever after as he stars in the 24th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series "The Bachelor," premiering with a big three-hour special, MONDAY, JAN. 6 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images)

Bye, bye

February 7, 2020

I’m so glad the library called yesterday to advise that a book I’d ordered had arrived. Sally and her friends were watching a recorded show of The Bachelor and it was obvious it was time for me to abandon ship. How did I know? Well…when the word ‘like’ is used an average of 3 times […]


Comedy club

February 5, 2020

Payback is hell. Hey Adam…John Bolton is available if you want to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Ukrainian hacking of the Iowa caucus. Maybe Comey, Brennan, and Clapper can join before they go before the grand jury.



February 5, 2020

This may turn out to be the picture of the year. Accompanied by glimpses of ultra glum Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler whose charade ends today, how entertaining to watch crazy Nancy squirm for ninety minutes as the president highlighted accomplishments of the last three years and set the tone for his re-election. It was […]


Basic truth

February 3, 2020

‘I still enjoy the company of most dogs more than that of most people, because dogs are capable of uncomplicated enthusiasm.’ John Gierach


One Happy Guy

February 1, 2020

A very young cowboy ran into Cooper and his brother Logan today near the tennis courts. Cooper was practicing hoops to get ready for an afternoon game at Ken Caryl. He is a good shooter and seems to love the game. He got a lesson from Michael Jordan and Walter Davis today and hope he […]

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Poor Sheba

February 1, 2020

Sally shared an idea with me this morning. It was a recipe from a magazine she was reading and she wondered if I was interested in taking it to a Super Bowl party tomorrow. The appetizer is called Brussels Sprouts Nachos with Pickled Chiles. I had to tell her this story and politely ask for […]

Sofia Kenin, of the United States, returns a shot to Laura Siegemund, of Germany, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)

Watch out world

February 1, 2020

Kudos to Sophia Kenin for winning The Australian Open! I tuned in when the score was 2-2 in the third set. She went down love – 40 on her serve and things looked very dicey. Unfazed, she fought back to deuce and ending up winning that crucial game. Down 15-40 in the following game, she […]