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Boy Adopts Cat….

Cal, who loves cats, adopted a new one recently. His new cat, a female, suddenly started nesting under the covers in his bed. Cal now knows why…and he now owns five cats. Awwww!     Share This Post

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Apollo at Fifty (a repost)

  Sam Seaborn: There are a lot of hungry people in the world, Mal, and none of them are hungry ‘cause we went to the moon. None of them are colder and certainly none of them are dumber ‘cause we … Continue reading

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A Repost: “Whacking. I’m hell at whacking.”

I first wrote this post in 2008, back in the days of Byzantium’s Shores. I repost it now on the occasion of Harrison Ford’s 80th birthday.   Sheila waxes poetic on one of my favorite movies, Witness. (Yeah, I didn’t rank … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

Continuing our survey of “Conversation songs”, in which the lyrics give us one side of a conversation, we have “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” by Crazy Horse. “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” was written by Danny … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month, day 9: Tigers!

Minimalism is sometimes best, as the world learned four years ago when a poem by a then-six-year-old took the Internet by storm. Behold this bit of poetic genius: “The Tiger”, by a kid named Nael The tiger He destroyed his … Continue reading

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Roger

Sheila O’Malley re-shared her post on the anniversary of Roger Ebert’s passing today, and I thought, why not do the same? Here’s what I posted the day he died. I still miss his writing. There’s something about those Chicago newspaper … Continue reading

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Poppity pop pop pop!!!

Way back in prehistory, we–that is, The Wife and I–decided that our love of popcorn needed to be treated more seriously, so we took our leave of the microwave popcorn that had been our main means of popcorn consumption for … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, My Love (an Annual Repost)

 A few additions to this annual repost!It’s time for my annual repost of Just Some Of The Ways The Wife Has Made Me Happy Over The Years, on the occasion of her birthday! Obviously this past year has been particularly … Continue reading

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From the Books: Mike Royko

A repost, because somehow the subject of Mike Royko came up on Twitter. For many years he was my father’s favorite columnist. I remember him handing me the Opinion section more than a few times, saying, “Royko’s got a good … Continue reading

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And now, a lamp-post

It seems an odd visual to like, but I’m always fascinated by light poles in parking lots, especially when there’s weather. This human-made object stands there, adding unnatural light to a scene while nature does its thing all around. The … Continue reading

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