February 22, 2018
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February 19, 2018
Remember Maggie Kuhn? She founded the Gray Panthers back in 1970, when she was forced to retire because she turned the then-mandatory retirement age of 65. The Gray Panthers became known for fighting ageism, claiming that "old people and women constitute America's biggest untapped and undervalued human energy source."
Kuhn also said: Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind—even if your voice shakes.
I just ordered her autobiography, No Stone Unturned.
February 18, 2018
The rest of the year I'm whatever age goes with the calendar.
February 16, 2018
Click on the caption & you'll find out about some people I was surprised to learn were Olympians. Dr. Spock! George Patton! Tom McMillen, the tallest Congressman ever. And more.
February 15, 2018
He's at home & too heavy to haul back & forth, even just a few blocks.
I love the way he looks at me, the way he licks my fingers, the way he gallops to the bed as soon as I lie down at night & to his dish as soon as I get up in the morning.
The serious way he is trying to catch this mousey thingy.
February 14, 2018
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February 12, 2018
Is this true?
Is it something that sounds true but is questionable?
Is it possible to tell the truth?
Do we always know the truth when we break our teeth on it?
Is it ever a time of universal deceit?
Is it always a time of universal deceit? (more…)
February 11, 2018
I checked it out instantly. What can make Johnny cry is something I've always wondered & never discovered.
February 9, 2018
= The reader over your shoulder: a handbook for writers of English prose, by Robert Graves & Alan Hodge. This is 7 Stories reprint of the cranky, opinionated, brilliant, funny 1943 book. They pull no punches! (more…)
February 8, 2018
February 7, 2018
It's something I have thought about doing for decades but never knew what technology would work. Turns out that mylar (more…)
February 6, 2018
I do remember some -30° days—one where our car wouldn't start because the oil had frozen. The January thaw meant the temps went above zero...
Would I want to live in Yakutsk? A Russian mining town with 270,000 people? Where I would have to give up winter jacket & wear a real coat? No, I don't think so.
February 5, 2018
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February 2, 2018
I really want to talk about how great Prose Pros was last night—Eddie Berrigan, Maggie Dubris with Sara Wendt, & Annabel Lee (plus me, as the Double Yews). It was a music-themed night plus a benefit for a wonderful immigrant-protecting organization called New Sanctuary Coalition. We made over $350 for them!
I have sat up. Is more expected? I remember when I felt like I was flitting through a minefield & everyone was getting blown up & I was finding daisies. Well, it's caught up with me, it seems.
February 1, 2018
Inspired by the Eiffel Tower, a Russian scientist as far back as 1895 suggested an elevator to space. It's far from becoming a reality—the technical challenges are close to insurmountable—but it's in the air (so to speak). (more…)