Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I never found my people yet;
I go about, but cannot find
The blood-relations of the mind
Through my little sphere I range,
And though I wither do not change;
Must not change a jot, lest they
Should not know me on my way.
Sometimes I think when I am dead
They will come about my bed,
For my people well do know
When to come and when to go.
I know not why I am alone,
Nor where my wandering tribe is gone,
But be they few, or be they far,
Would I were where my people are!"
— Ruth Pitter
I've been laid up for a week now with bulging discs impacting a nerve. Tomorrow is my first visit to what my hospital calls "The Pain Clinic" to see about getting a steroid shot. I am hoping for a) relief from pain and b) a few side benefits, after all, they 'll be medical grade steroids....
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
And I couldn't help but ponder how nice it would be if I were rich enough to buy a husband, until I realized that I already had and it ended as miserably as Mildred's marriage. Alas.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
We grew up here in East Boston:
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
A little retro for a gloomy Monday. Sadly gone much too soon, Jon-Eric Hexum, born November 5, 1957, male model and actor died October 18, 1984 as a result of a a fire arms accident while filming on the set of his last television series Cover Up
At the meeting Alice Walker who is pictured here:
Was played by Shelley Hack, pictured here:
NOTE the resemblance....
Miss Walker/Hack also brought with her a certain bouncer:
whom I actually do know in real life. Our last meeting went something like this. I inferred that he was less than brilliant and he inferred that I should leave his establishment and never return. Fortunately we were on much better footing this time. In fact, upon discovering that I was suffering from a sore back, Mr. Bouncer offered to give me a back rub. An offer I took him up on, REPEATEDLY. Until the alarm woke me up.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Dateline: 1950's: Packing Mamas Round Up Marauders.
Viers Mill Village -- Pistol-packing mamas of Viers Mill Village, a Washington D.C., suburb, terrorized by night marauders for 3 weeks, rounded up four men in gun-fire studded chase early today. Wielding rifles, pistols, knives and baseball bats, the aroused housewives had the intruders begging for mercy when police reached the battlefield. Shown are Mrs. Mary Schultz, holding a .45; Mrs. Doris Young, carrying a butcher knife; Mrs. Martha Newell with a rifle, and Mrs. Warren Leigh, wielding a baseball bat.
I'm writing this mail with tears in my eye. I came to London,United Kingdom on a Seminar, unfortunately I got mugged at the park of the hotel I lodged, all my cash,credit card and telephone were stolen from me but luckily for me I still have my travel passports with me.
So I was actually felling quite concerned for MR Gary Weiner who had written to our reference deparment's email help until I read his last line! Unless I'm figuring this wrong not being allowed until your bill is paid equates to not being allowed to vacate until your bill is paid! HAZAH! Free room and board in London! And here I was worrying about how to make my mortgage payment or afford a vacation getaway this spring! Suddenly both problems solved in one fell swoop!