The thoughts of a writer.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hey Tom Selleck! Can I Puke Now?

Because I thought about it... and just like you I realized that Tom Selleck would never need a reverse mortgage! So why is he getting all serious and telling other people that they should sign over the equity of their house to a bank? Probably because he's a rich puke who wants to make more money. I used to like Tom Selleck, but after watching his Liberty Ridge Commercials I've lost all respect for him.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVjTIGtxYiOcAopInnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Tom+Selleck+Reverse+Mortgage&fr=yhs-mozilla-003&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-003#id=1&vid=effd1ca3fab287339f8068ab6796794d&action=view

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Good Morning St. Paul

I took this photo of downtown St. Paul this morning. The clouds were lit up purple and pink by the rising Sun and I found that no edits or "touching" could improve this captured moment.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Disturbed - "The Sound of Silence"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7RVw3I8eg

Outstanding...

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Garbage Man!

Little known Children's folklore figures...


...And once every week, Garbage Man travels through the neighborhood in his flying garbage truckto leave bags of garbage to all of the bad little boys and girls along his route...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CuTRis Ready to Brew

Friday, March 17, 2017

Trump Continues to be an Embarrassment

President Donald Trump continues to make embarrassing allegations, insinuations, plans, ideas and comments—without seeming to learn from his previous controversies and bad judgements. But, despite the lack of moral character, the stock market appears to approve. Since money "talks," we can probably expect more of the same. As I have often cited on this blog, our leaders are frequently lacking in many fundamentally important ways. Though some of us find this an embarrassing reality, others will pull their guns and shoot into the air in celebration. There seems to be a shortage of "middle ground."

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Crabby

Recently while talking to our son, I overheard my wife say, "Because I'm crabby in the morning."

Trying to be helpful, I said, "That's not true; you're crabby lots of other times too!"

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cathedral of St. Paul with Full Moon


I took this photo of The Cathedral of St. Paul this morning.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Why Are We Waiting for Real ID???

Minnesota needs to hurry and get the Real ID issue settled so Minnesotans can travel by air without needing a passport. But Democrats (so I hear) are holding up the progress because of a concern that undocumented immigrants won't be able to get a drivers license. What??? Why are illegal immigrants allowed to get drivers licenses in the first place? The drivers license gives you a "status" of legitimacy. If you are here illegally, why should you have one? Yes, this is a real security threat and to hold up the remedy is idiotic.

http://www.twincities.com/2017/01/18/minnesota-real-id-measure-moves-forward-with-controversy/

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Nerd Biker Gang


Thursday, March 09, 2017

Many Men in Favor of A Day Without Women


Many Men in Favor of A Day Without Women
Unassociated Press
March 9, 2017


Following yesterday's protests for A Day Without Women, most men who were asked, said they were in total support of having one day without women. In spite of the expected economic decline, March 8 showed an unexpected rise in business at golf courses, pool halls, bowling alleys, bars, liquor stores and motorcycle shops!

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Venison and Salmon

I grilled this salmon and venison over charcoal a couple of days ago. I had poured a generous shot of vodka over the venison chops during preparation. The result was perhaps, the best venison I have ever tasted. My preschool age son said he loved it!

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

St. Paul from Rooftop

I took this photo of St. Paul from a rooftop yesterday.

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Monday, March 06, 2017

CuTRis Completes Wall between Minnesota and Wisconsin


CuTRis Completes Wall between Minnesota and Wisconsin
Unassociated Press
March 6, 2017


The wall that CuTRis said he would build between Minnesota and Wisconsin has been completed. Witnesses said that CuTRis built it in 7 minutes out of a matchbook and a piece of string. The solid brick wall extends across the entire border between Minnesota and Wisconsin; and has halted traffic where it crosses roadways. CuTRis has now demanded that Wisconsin pay for the wall. Wisconsin has responded by stopping shipments of cheese and beer from crossing into Minnesota. Minnesota countered by not allowing hundreds of people (from Wisconsin) to commute daily to their jobs in Minnesota. It appears that building the wall was a poorly thought-out idea.

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Diamond Reynolds Wants Justice


Diamond Reynolds Wants Justice
Unassociated Press
March 6, 2017


Diamond Reynolds, who after live-streaming the shooting death of her boyfriend by police, wants justice. Being the sensitive, caring person, who broke down crying after the whole unfortunate ordeal, she has again stood up for justice by ganging up on a woman (with two other women) and allegedly hitting her in the head with a hammer. How can one person be involved in so many just causes? Certainly (if you filter out all the swear words), her testimony (whether or not she is incarcerated at the time) in the upcoming trial of the police officer who shot her boyfriend will surely only contain the desire for justice!

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Friday, March 03, 2017

Employees Quit Bad Managers—Not Companies

https://www.peoplematters.in/article/employee-engagement/why-do-employees-quit-2352??utm_source=peoplematters&utm_medium=interstitial&utm_campaign=learnings-of-the-day  

http://www.thetentruths.com.au/Downloads/First_break_all_the_rules_exec_summary.pdf

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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Early Morning Photos



This is the city...


For me, photography is not about a big camera and getting everything just right. It is about a fleeting moment that is captured and a few seconds when it is just perfect.

—KJC

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Brain on Autopilot: Wrong Page


Late yesterday my brain was apparently running on autopilot—when I boarded the elevator bound for the 4th Floor. Except my brain was so used to going down to the basement, that is the button I pushed. Nothing happened so I pushed it a couple of more times before my brain re-engaged and I (finally) realized that the elevator knew it was on Floor B, but I did not...

Although slightly embarrassing—since there were "witnesses" to the incident, I soon found it quite amusing because it was, after all, so silly! That was when I shared it with everyone I talked to the rest of the evening.

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