Monthly Archives: September 2015

Morning Joe on MSNBC

This week the co-hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Breszinski, are away.  Vacation, I guess.  So who sits in their place?  The two logical replacements would be Willie Geiss and Mike Barnicle, both full-time and original show members. So Willie did move into one of the co-chair seats.  But I was very surprised that Mike Barnicle was not sitting by his side.  Instead, there was Nicolle Wallace sitting beside Willie Geiss.  Why, for heaven’s sakes?  Nicolle is only a part-time participant on the show.  It seemed to me to a “slight” to Mike Barnicle.  He remained at the table, but there was Nicolle sitting in the co-chair seat.

Might seem petty.  But small, seemingly inconsequential, moves like this can sometimes signal a bigger, behind-the-scenes, shift in staffing priorities.

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Posted by on September 30, 2015 in Uncategorized


Henry Miller said

The only thing we don’t get enough of is love and the only thing we don’t give enough of is love.

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Posted by on September 29, 2015 in Uncategorized


Just heard this song and want to share

The song is by Heather Stewart.  The name of the song is “If I can’t take you with me”.




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Posted by on September 29, 2015 in Uncategorized


Sometimes it just feels good to play in the dirt

I often put off jobs around the house and yard.  Not sure if I am just lazy or what the reason is.  But a lot of jobs are relatively small, with not a lot of time involved and not a lot of exertion.  So why do I put them off?  Weeding the front garden was one of those jobs.  Several times this week I have sat in the garage in a lawn chair, looking out at the front garden and thinking “I should get my ass in gear and weed the garden”. But getting up out of the chair to start……..well it just hasn’t happened….until this morning.

And it really didn’t take all that long.  Looks good, too.  Probably be the final weeding this year.

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Posted by on September 29, 2015 in Uncategorized


I finished reading my novel

I have been reading A THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET by David Mitchell for the past few weeks.  Today, I finished it.  I found this book to be quite enjoyable.  Probably not everyone’s cup of tea.  But I thought it was a pretty good read.  The story is about a clerk stationed on a Dutch trading post in Japan in 1800.  I guess you would call it historical fiction.

So it is time to start another book.  I picked this one up a few weeks ago.  ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr.  This novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015.  The story deals with the struggles faced during World War 2.

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Posted by on September 28, 2015 in Uncategorized


Proud grandparents

Yesterday, we drove to Hamilton, Ontario, in the afternoon to meet up with one of our grand-daughters.  Mallory is attending McMaster University.  She is in her third year, very happy and doing wonderful.  She is planning to continue her education beyond her BA.  Medicine.  Perhaps obstetrics.  We had a great time catching up on things and hearing about her adventures at school.  We took her out for supper.  It was so good to see her again.  We love you, Mallory.


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Posted by on September 25, 2015 in Uncategorized


The Flatlanders…….many years ago……I love these guys


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Posted by on September 24, 2015 in Uncategorized