The thoughts of a writer.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2 Peas in a Pod


Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day


Hello USA!

People from the United States are my majority of readers today! Welcome back to Number 1!

Ambiguous Information?

Oh no, please don’t bother! That small amount of ambiguous information will be more than enough. I will use my magic wand to find out the rest!

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2 peas

Today is New

Today I learned that an old friend of mine lost a special friend of his recently. She had MS and passed away. We are all only on this Earth for a short time with those who we love or should love. Today I am going to try to make myself better; because I can't control how anyone else behaves. I can't be burdened with negative things from the past. I can remember the past and learn from it. I will not live in it.



CuTRis Solves Bathroom Controversy!

CuTRis Solves Bathroom Controversy!
UnAssociated Press
May 27, 2016

I don't know which bathroom anyone is supposed to use anymore; so I just go outside now," said CuTRis.


Bathroom Controversy Leaves Floor Wet

Bathroom Controversy Leaves Floor Wet
UnAssociated Press
May 27, 2016

As the confusion grows about to who can go to the bathroom where, puddles have been appearing in front of restroom doors. Many people feel more comfortable peeing on the floor for fear of using the wrong bathroom. So far no piles of poop; but bowel movements may be coming.

”The whole thing stinks!” said one man… er woman… ”I don’t know where to go anymore!”

If you are out at a public place, we recommend boots.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Transgender Bathroom Law

The owner of the building is saying that he cannot afford the space or the price for a third bathroom to accommodate "other." I understand that people are quite concerned about where transgender people should go to relieve themselves. Maybe I am not being politically correct, but it seems that it is fairly simple. Perhaps the signs on "restrooms" should not say, "Male" or "Female." Perhaps they should say, "If you have a penis, go in here." If you have a vagina, go in this one." Things were certainly more defined back in "the old days;" weren't they?

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

When I was a kid, Bill Cosby was cool!


It's really disappointing.




Hard Water

Yes, it appears that maybe you do have hard water.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Chicken Legs, Tuna, Potatoes...


Friday, May 20, 2016

Killed By Police

Here is a morbidly interesting website that documents the people killed by police in the USA. The most telling thing about it, is that I think it demonstrates that the demographics of the deceased are far from exclusively from one particular racial group—as many with their own version of the truth and their own political agenda may want you to believe.

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Curb Appeal?

Selling Your House: Lesson 1 - Curb Appeal

When selling a house, always make sure that the yard has dandelions that are a minimum of ten inches tall and going to seed. This enhances the value of your property immensely.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Full Circle: Primitive Dear John Letters

2016 BC

2016 AD

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Здравствуйте, читатели

Многие люди в России читают мой блог . Являются ли мои книги в вашей стране ? Да, на Amazon!

What If?

What if everyone told the truth, was kind and worked for what they got.
What if no one stole, lied or was mean?

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You Can't Just Take

You have to "give back" or the whole thing comes tumbling down when the "takers" outnumber the "givers."

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Does Your Vacuum Suck?

So sometimes it is good to suck!

Should You Stop Blaming Others?

It seems that there is a constant theme here in America that I am getting tired of. There are a lot of people who don’t want to be responsible and along with that, they want to blame someone else for their bad behavior and the resulting problems. The cast of whiners is large; and includes such groups as Black Lives Matter and even individuals like my brother-in-law who doesn’t like to work. At no time do these people (and many, many others) ever consider that they, themselves, might be responsible for their own successes and failures. Rather, they conclude that by blaming others they can succeed.

This is false. And even if this strategy works temporarily because “you” have picked a politically charged or emotional subject in which to base your argument, eventually, even if it takes a long time for the “super politically correct” people to catch on, your true stand will be seen as the trumped up falsity that you have latched onto. In other words, the police did not shoot an unarmed black man just because they wanted to shoot a black man. They stopped a person who was acting suspiciously or engaged in criminal activity. Then, instead of cooperating, the person resisted arrest. A fight ensued and the person was shot. It doesn’t matter what color you are, the same thing will happen to you if you act that way.

Or maybe you can’t get a job because you don’t want one. Maybe you don’t bother to apply. You can blame it on fear of rejection or a dozen other issues, but maybe it is because you are lazy and you prefer to post pictures on Facebook while someone else pays the bills. If you have been under-employed for more than ten years, it is time to look at yourself.

My friend just emailed me that no one at his company reads his emails. Then they are upset because he “didn’t answer” them. How sad that we have so much technology for communication and no one wants to “listen.” No one wants to be responsible. Let’s blame it on racism. Let’s blame it on politics. Let’s blame the President. Let's blame the police! What a bunch of crap! People need to be responsible and to teach responsibility to their kids! If your kid has problems at school and you tell him that his teacher is a racist, you have avoided parenting, and escalated his bad behavior!

Every damn day someone is getting gunned down in this country, in this state, in this city, in this neighborhood and no one seems to be responsible! It is always someone else’s issue! Somalis are upset for being profiled at the airport and right now three of them are on trial for Federal terrorism conspiracy charges. Yes, you are probably being profiled and maybe national security is the reason for it.

Racial bias is often cited as the reason for poor academic performance; and for a higher percentage of those incarcerated; and for economic disparity. Yet those groups represented, also tend to have the most children out-of-wedlock; and the highest dropout rate; and the highest welfare rates. Why isn’t this brought up at the same time as that other stuff?

Don’t ask why white people are higher academically and financially. Remove the white line from the graph and now ask why the Asians are so much higher than the rest? It all stems on responsibility. It all goes back to having strong family values; and an appreciation of education; and a good work ethic. Enough blaming everyone else! Look at yourself. Be responsible for your own actions. Life will get better if you stop blaming everyone else and start improving yourself. It is so lame and so self-destructive to avoid responsibility and teach that ridiculous garbage to the next generation.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Worries in the Night...

...are always worse than they are in the Daytime.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Trump Claims He's Not Stupid

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Fishing Opener Will Be Cold!


On Friday the 13th, you should know that the Earth runs on 13 months of 28 days each (regardless of the 12 irregular months you might be using). Other natural cycles also occur 13 times per year. Turtle shells have 13 plates. It is a very significant and sacred number. So have a great day!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Shifting Blame to User

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One Year Since Anyone Pulled A Gun on Me!

He chased my car with a gun in his hand. When the police stopped him he had a gun on the seat, a knife in the door and pot in his pocket. He was released after lying that he never pulled the gun and showing his gun permit. I sometimes wonder if I would be alive today if I had driven into a dead end street instead of a police station parking lot. So while you consider the possibility of being shot by a thug who is illegally carrying a gun, remember that there are crazy people who carry guns legally too.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Too Many Nuts with Guns

Every single day...

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Riceland Brown Rice has Weevils

So I realize that weevils can and do occur in rice. It only happened to me once before and the manufacturer happily replaced it. But recently, in a package of Riceland Brown Rice, I noticed weevils floating in it as I washed it. I notified Cub Foods (online) where I bought it, but they told me to contact Riceland directly. I also emailed Riceland (customer service) multiple times and received no response. So I just wanted to put a little warning out that if you buy a Riceland product from Cub Foods and it is bad, you probably will just be out the money you spent—unless you wash the bugs out and keep eating it—which is a viable option.

Update - Just 3½ hours after sending the link to this review to the same Riceland customer service email address I got a response! I will update if anything comes of it.

Update 5/16/2016 - I received coupons in the mail for free rice from Riceland.

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Monday, May 09, 2016

Almost 10 was a '10'

This home-brew was almost 10 years old and it tasted like a '10.' It was just right...


Friday, May 06, 2016

Whirling Dervish Insect?

Are there Whirling Dervishes in the insect world?


Thursday, May 05, 2016

Republican Party in Mourning

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Do These Lives Matter?

I'm still waiting for clarification. Do the lives still matter when African-Americans shoot African-Americans; or is it only when they are shot by police?

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Почему Россия пытается начать войну с США ?

Почему Россия пытается начать войну с США ? Если они продолжают летать самолеты-истребители так близко к американским кораблей и самолетов , это только вопрос времени , пока не получает сбит. Вы знаете , что произойдет ; поэтому прекратите делать это! Почему вы хотите войну ?

Why is Russia trying to start a war with the USA? If they continue to fly fighter planes so close to the US ships and aircraft, it is only a matter of time until one gets shot down. You know what will happen; so stop doing it! Why do you want a war?

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Belgian Ale


CuTRis Loses Invisible Tape

CuTRis Loses Invisible Tape
UnAssociated Press
May 4, 2016

Reports out of St. Paul this morning tell a spooky tale featuring none other than CuTRis. Apparently while involved in a routine maintenance job, CuTRis has misplaced, and so lost his invisible tape!
"I'm not sure where I put it," explained CuTRis. "It's invisible; so I can't see it!"
Stay tuned for more updates on this tape-related, invisible emergency!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Marsh Marigold
Marsh Marigold

We saw a lot of these beautiful wildflowers at the Tamarack Nature Center recently.

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Monday, May 02, 2016

Weekend Foodie

Stir Fry

Grilled Pork Chops

Some of what I cooked over the weekend...
Grilled Salmon

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Bridge Replacment

Does this bridge really need to be replaced? I mean just because it is crumbling doesn't mean it will fall down does it?