The thoughts of a writer.

Friday, May 29, 2015

I Think That's the Spot!

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Grilled Dinner

Pork Rib, Salmon, Potatoes, Green Beans, Rice

Don't worry, I can eat about 4 portions like this...


Dissapointed in Humanity

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

When Walking is Faster than Driving


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Permit to Drive Fast

If I go through a race car driving course and I pass, I should get a permit to drive at high speeds on the roads. This should be my right as an American...

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Amin Toofani

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Quinn Sullivan at Metropolis, Montreal, QC April 25, 2015

Wow!!!  That's some playing!

This next one reminds me of our original practice space at Dave's house. Notice how the young guy is backed by the older guys. Typically it is the other way around!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues (Live)


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Buddy Guy "Damn Right, I've Got the Blues"

This is outstanding!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CuTRis Won't Be On Final Letterman Show

CuTRis Won't Be On Final Letterman Show
UnAssociated Press
May 20, 2015

CuTRis will not be on the final David Letterman show tonight as was previously announced. Apparently CuTRis has a scheduling conflict and cannot make it. When asked by reporters, CuTRis said that tonight is bath night for his son and not a good night to be gone to New York City to be on some talk show. The Late Show only commented that CuTRis declined the invitation to appear on David's final show.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CuTRis Unable to Appear on Final Letterman Show

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Friday, May 15, 2015

TV History for "Youngsters"

Back in the day, television shows didn't run nonstop like they do now. We also only had one or two or maybe three channels (stations) to choose from. Originally everything was in black & white; and long after color television I still had a black & white TV. Late night they would stop broadcasting and usually a Test Pattern and tone were all there was—or maybe just TV Snow Static.

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B.B. King Has Passed On

Blues Legend B.B. King died last evening at 89. I feel the need to listen to some Blues right now.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Every Gun Has A History

This is powerful!

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A Child's Question: A Father's Tears

Once upon a time, a man tried to answer his child's question about why some people are mean. The man thought about it; because it was a very good question after all. Then he told his little one that there had always been some people who were mean and some who were kind—and we could only do our very best to make sure that kindness wins in the end.

"Will there always be mean people?" asked the child.
"I'm afraid so," answered the father. "There has always been—so it is likely there will always be."

Then the man kissed his child and put the little one to bed and walked quietly out of the room. The man sat in the dark and cried. He cried for the world that was now his child's.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Permit to Carry Gun Not the Same as Responsible to Carry

Just down the street from where I live, there is Section 8 Housing that has frequent police visits and is likely the habitat of the people who travel through the neighborhood stealing mail, etc. That said, none of them has ever pulled a gun on me. Yet yesterday, not so far away, a crazy white guy did just that. He also appears to have gotten away with it because he "had a permit to carry." So how many of these people with permits are a danger to the public? Because this guy followed my car into a police parking lot because he wasn't really intent on acting like a person authorized to carry a deadly weapon would be expected to act. Is it truly safer for the rednecks to be armed? If so, who is it safer for? I'm pretty sure if I stopped in a dead-end street rather than a police parking lot this guy would have had no problem shooting me. I'm pretty sure more guns in more hands is not going to make any of us safer. And did you know that private gun sales between individuals is pretty much without restrictions? Americans need to decide if voting for politicians who support laws that allow crazy white guys to carry guns "legally," makes any more sense than allowing anyone else to carry them illegally. Both scenarios pose a danger to law-abiding citizens.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lesson From a Crazy Man

Anyone who has read my blog knows that I like to take everyday things and find humor in them. Signs have been a frequent source of material for me. This morning I saw an anti-liberal bumper sticker and when I snapped a picture of it as I waited at a stoplight (the vehicle was in front of me), I noticed the driver holding up a pistol. I decided after he began chasing my vehicle, that I would drive to the nearest police station that I knew of. I called 9-1-1 after arriving and verifying the other vehicle was still following me. I had to keep driving as he followed me around the parking lot. Eventually he stopped and got out and was yelling that I took a picture of his vehicle. Finally he drove away and then a police squad arrived and the officer took my information—and apparently they stopped the guy and he has a permit to carry the gun, so since he hadn't actually shot me with it, there wasn't much they could do. The officer asked if I wanted to (try to) press charges and I said, "no, I want him to leave me alone." So the moral of the story is, that there are crazy people with guns and even if you think you are innocently having fun, they are more than ready to pull that gun out and target you.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Dinner on a Cold Rainy Day

Here is the "before" picture. The chicken thighs are in the bottom. This is an all-in-one meal. I put it in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 90 minutes.


Friday, May 08, 2015

Mother's Day/Fishing Opener

Why does the Minnesota Fishing Opener fall on Mother's Day every year? It would make more sense to switch the dates for Mother's Day and Father's Day or pick a new date for either Mother's Day or Fishing Opener.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Synopsis: A Conversation with my Dead Father

My newest novel is now ready and available on Amazon!

Synopsis: A Conversation with my Dead Father
By Kevin J. Curtis

It's impossible to talk to the dead right? Apparently it isn't anymore-as an experimental computer program sends Jimmy on a whirlwind adventure that allows him to speak directly to his recently deceased father-as technology bridges the gap between the living and the dead in this one-of-a-kind emotional thriller!

For Synopsis: "A Conversation with my Dead Father," eBook click,

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$30 For a Can of Pop?

$600 ÷ 20 = $30 for a can of Pepsi. Doesn't that seem kind of high? 

Is it cheaper if I don't use an SA card?


Monday, May 04, 2015


Yesterday evening from our backyard.

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7th Anniversary!

On Saturday, my wife and I celebrated 7 years of marriage!


Friday, May 01, 2015

305 Years Experience???

I have 305 years experience!
I actually just saw this in a job posting today!!!

Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 305 years demonstrated success in fundraising. Successful solicitation of individual gifts of $1,000 or more. Knowledge of Twin Cities philanthropic community and social service fundraising.

Yesterday I saw a job ad for a "Wirter!" They certainly do need help it would seem.

My "favorite" cliché is "must be a team player!" What does this really mean? No independent thinking? Must always agree with supervisor? It may be the single biggest turnoff I see in any job description.

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Smoking Area

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