In yet what I can only describe as another oddity, today I received a package from Amazon that I did not order. Now, to be exact, my wife has been expecting an Amazon order, so I didn't look at the label when I pulled it from the mailbox. My wife opened the package and was … Continue reading In Vested
We took a midday walk from the house to Eagle Canyon and out to Pyramid Highway. It's something I've never done before, but the dog and I needed the exercise. We got down to Pyramid, turning south, heading for Robert Banks Blvd. Shortly after making the corner, walking about ten minutes, I noticed something strange; … Continue reading The Great Silence
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It began as something cute she had swept from under the refrigerator. But she had to leave it to answer the front door, then her cellphone. By the time she returned, the pile of dust was gone. However, she gave it no more thought as she completed the floor by mopping and waxing it. Later … Continue reading Dust Bunny
The headline said the petrified tree was 62 feet, the longest ever found in the UK. Authorities in Penwith, Cornwall, were quick to rename the park as they shoveled around the fossil. It wasn't until a forensic photographer began documenting the site using a drone that they learned it might be more than a tree. … Continue reading Jack in the Beanstalk, Reimagined
Chased out of the kitchen by my wife and daughter-in-law after Thanksgiving dinner, my son and I excused ourselves to the front porch, where we sat taking in the evening chill and sipping our whiskeys. "That was sure a good dinner," my son said. "It was," I agreed. "The only thing I didn't care for … Continue reading Damn Yams
Dot Webster was down and out when it came to employment, so he had taken to doing odd jobs to buy his bread and coffee. He was hitchhiking down U.S. 99 towards Lodi because he had heard that a family was looking for a piano teacher. He was someplace between Collierville and Acampo as the … Continue reading Music to the Ears
The dyslexic cultist sold his soul to Santa.
My wife said no more puns, but I told her I can't quit cold turkey.
Bet you didn't know that the 1999 film 'The Matix' is actually a documentary?
Hindsight is 20/20. Kyle Rittenhouse should have remained with his 'team' instead of splitting off from the others. They should have been working in tandem. I know. Though a former police youth cadet and part-time YMCA lifeguard, Rittenhouse should have never claimed to be an EMT (emergency medical technician.) Negative perceptions are hard to overcome. … Continue reading A Word to the Wise
UPDATE: Brooks posted a quote in 2016 on a now-deactivated Facebook account: "Run them over. Keep traffic flowing & don't slow down for any of these idiots..." UPDATE: Brooks was convicted of statutory sexual seduction on November 1, 2006, for having consensual sex with a 15-year-old. Sentenced to probation, Sparks Police arrested him for failure … Continue reading “My God, I know him.”
Don't forget to turn your bathroom scales back 15 pounds this Wednesday night before going to bed.
Oh, geez! People, do some research and don't believe everything you see on social media. The name Chrystul Kiser keeps coming up in connection with Kyle Rittenhouse. She allegedly murdered her pimp in 2018. She has yet to be tried in connection with this crime and has been out of jail since June 2020. Finally, … Continue reading Social Media Memes, the Media and Chrystul Kizer
Guess I'll do the work of the national media by telling the truth. Joseph Rosenbaum, the first man Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot in self-defense, had multiple convictions in Pima County, Ariz., spending over 14 years in prison. He served the first ten years on his first rape charge, but for the two other rapes, he … Continue reading Who Were Rosenbaum and Huber?
If you only watched or learned about the Rittenhouse trial via ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, or NBC, you will not know: The gas station, where they initially attacked Rittenhouse, is owned by his grandparents. They came on to his family's property to attack him. Rittenhouse put out a dumpster fire being rolled towards that same … Continue reading A Few Notes on the Rittenhouse Case
I went to the saloon tonight and ordered a Kyle Rittenhouse, eight shots...
"You're 37?" he said, standing by her office door. "You look much younger than that. I thought you were closer to 21 or something." "Thank you," she said as she smiled up at him. "What's your secret?" he asked. "I let a demon possess my soul in exchange for eternal youth," she laughed. He laughed, … Continue reading Chocolate Raised
Now that I've lived through a plague, I can understand why women in Renaissance paintings are all chubby and braless.
By the age of four, my son insisted on dressing himself. Not only did he want his clothing to be color-coordinated, but he had to button every button on the front of his shirt, and he had to have his socks pulled up, even though he might be wearing pants. The only difficulty he experienced … Continue reading Can’t Beat the Logic
Edweird had heard of this place as he crossed out of the green, lush forest and into the mountains of snow and bitter winds. Not only did it come like a whisper from the clouds, but the indigenous peoples of cerise, flaxen, and sepia spoke loudly of it. Down into the valley, he stumbled, exhausted … Continue reading Edweird
In my twenties, I never thought about death. I never thought about dying. Even when nearly killed, I was sure I would live forever and be happy. In my forties, I began thinking about death as my folk and friends began to die, and I developed a sudden fear of dying. I didn't want to … Continue reading Aging to Death
I woke with the strangest thought -- while cleaning out our vacuum cleaner I became a vacuum cleaner.
eternal language music, math and they can speak i am deaf, dumb, blind
silence is golden say nothing till spoken to but birds get to sing?
She contacted me via email, saying she had information about any gruesome crime story I was investigating, and it sounded promising. Cats were disappearing from all over town, only to later be found torn to pieces and partially devoured. I wanted to know if this was the work of a cult. We agreed to meet … Continue reading A Case of Dead Cats
My Cousin Elmo says, "When the moon hits your eye like it's 4:45, it's November."
It was as dark as Hades as he approached the underpass. The shaft was even darker. He could see illumination at the far end, and that gave him hope. It meant people, and where there were people, there was safety, food, and fire. Slowly he walked down the passageway, hugging the wall. He couldn't see … Continue reading Shining
It is the worst customer service that I have ever experienced. Yesterday, I purchased an item from this place right over the border in California. I got it home and found that it did not work. So today, I took it back and asked if I could get a refund. The young woman behind the … Continue reading So Much for “The Customer is Always Right…”
My Cousin Elmo says, "Instead of Facebook jail, let's call it Metapause."
Since childhood, Angela had dreamed of this particular house, the flagstone walkway, and the wrap-around porch with its swing near the front door. It was only a dream as she entered and wandered about the busy home, children like herself racing from room to room. As she grew older, so did this continuous dream. She … Continue reading A Haunting
My Cousin Elmo says, "I wanted to cook up some alligator stew, but all I have is a crockpot."
My Cousin Elmo says, "When life gives you lemons, it's time to make hard lemonade."
Driving down Six-Mile Canyon Road was more familiar to me than the trip up to Virginia City, and as it was dark, I was not relishing the idea of doing so. I had just passed an old house on my left, noting the lights and thinking in all the months I traveled this route, I'd … Continue reading Fragmented
My Cousin Elmo says, "The person who invented autocorrect should burn in hello."
Jus' a Sunday morning thought... when you talk to God then He hears from the Heavens but nay-sayers laugh Scientists working in the field of Quantum Physics discovered the vibration of your voice affects molecules in stars on the edge of our Universe. This phenomenon is known as Quantum Entanglement. Still, others call this prayer.
Jim presents himself as older than me. He might be, but I don't think by much. That is not the point here. While in Virginia City yesterday, I saw him sitting on an upturned bucket, a fishing pole in hand, drowning a worm in a mud puddle from the boardwalk. Knowing he was up to … Continue reading Hook, Line, Stinker
My Cousin Elmo says. "I was this many years old when I realized that the Carbon they really want to eliminate is you and me."
"What if a black hole is just the pupil of a giant eye sucking all the light and information into it as it observes an unimaginably larger world ?" Alexia Sober God sat on the edge of humankind's known Universe, observing what he had created with his Big Bang mind. For the most part, He … Continue reading The Black Hole
My Cousin Elmo says, "'An Indiana Jones 5' cameraman was found dead in his hotel room. No word on where Alec Baldwin was at the time."
UPDATE: Ricardo Gomez, 17, of Sun Valley, has been identified as the motorcyclist, who died. A 17-year-old boy operating a motorcycle died on Eagle Canyon Drive at Richard Springs Blvd., in Spanish Springs this morning, Thu., Nov. 4, at around 7:30 a.m. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office hasn't released his name. The crash also involved … Continue reading Teen Dies in Crash with School Bus
My Cousin Elmo says, "I've figured out what Facebook's new corporate name 'META' stands for, 'Mental Enslavement Through Algorithms.'"
There is very little that is more satisfying than working in your garden, be it flower or vegetable, hands in the loam, dirt between your fingers and under your nails. However, more satisfying is the act of sitting down after a good day's work in the air and the earth and opening an old pen-knife, … Continue reading Twice the Satisfaction
No, this isn't about the 2006 movie by the same name, but it is damned close. In November 2019, I read a story about a man being turned away from his polling place because of the shirt he wore. The poll worker believed it held a secret message for Trump supporters. What did the shirt … Continue reading Idiocracy
Some days I know exactly what to do, other days, not so much. Then there are days that I simply sit quietly and try not to think of any of it and allow God to do all the figuring.
My Cousin Elmo says, "Apparently, it's considered rude to poke someone who is talking endlessly in the forehead while saying 'skip intro.'"