A Song A Day in May: 80s Nuclear War Anxiety


The Music I listened to and loved in the 80s had an influence on me, it’s undeniable. Along with the books I read, the television shows and movies I watched, the people I met, they all helped shape create the foundation of who I am today. Would I be me today if I hadn’t seen “The Day After” at a young age and had a near-obsession level of paranoia over my skin getting peeled off in a nuclear blast? Who’s to say? Did the artists of the music I listen to and their speaking out on political and social matters shape me? Absolutely.

I stumbled across Stereogum‘s list of 80s songs about nuclear war and it was nostalgia on full volume for me. Their list included songs I may not have realized at the time were as political as they were, but now with adult eyes and…

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The Old Guy … Images of Russell County Kentucky … #83


Images Of Russell County.

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Movie Monday Oops, the draft published itself! 😱

The Bag Lady

An oldie but goodie: “Desk Set” with Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. Their first dinner together is very funny. You can almost feel the rapport these two actors have, right through the screen.

Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) is a library reference clerk stuck in a dead-end relationship with a boring television executive (Gig Young). Her life is thrown into turmoil when computer expert Richard Summers (Spencer Tracy) enters it. He has been assigned with automating her department, and she is fearful that Summers’ new computers will automate her out of a job. She despises him at first, but eventually each of the two start to fall for the other’s charms and strong personalities.

Release date: May 15, 1957 (USA)


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This is from a journal of long ago, dated 4/5/91. I don’t recall the particular drama that was the subject of the talk.


Last night I walked and talked with a good friend who tends to run off at the mouth when drunk. He was fretting for my well-being and angry because he thought he’d seen me mistreated. I heard his concern and my heart was truly touched.

“Close your mouth now,” I said to him many times, “and open your ears.” This, he did (though not for long at a time). I think he understood some of what I told him. I think he found some comfort and peace in those words.

Still, he does not yet seem to understand the Testing … the necessity of passing through the Dark and Stormy Night better to SEE the Dawn come in Peace and Light. He has not accepted, perhaps, that…

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Checking in!

Lucky Otters Haven


This is a VERY short post so no one worries about me, since it’s been almost a week since I last posted.

We are here in Clearwater Beach, FL having a WONDERFUL time.  I’m very frustrated at the moment though, because I just made my first little video of the moving Gulf water after sunset and the interesting patterns it was making, but even though it’s possible to post it here, it isn’t possible to remove my real name from the video (which I have never used on this blog).   So I won’t be able to post it after all.  Grrrr!    Trust me, it was very cool.   If I can find a way to remove my identifying info, I’ll definitely put it here.

I have about a gazillion photos, so I’ll be writing a longer post using some of those pictures in the next few days, or I just…

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Tea and Tales


I can’t believe it’s Friday already! I am working on a Tea Book themed Tea. This one couldn’t be any easier to do! You can get some from the library or a used book store and use them as props with a different tea showcased by each book.

The only thing better than a book is a book with tea. These are a few of my favorite books with tea as a theme. Of course you could use every single Laura Child’s Teashop Mystery Series, but I like to branch out a bit. I love the tea leaf reading one and that is an activity we will be trying.

So how was your week? Besides having a sick man-child yesterday mine was good. Maybe because I chose to be happy. In whatever circumstance I find myself, I’m still happy. Just to be here!

I hope you have a great week-end…

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My lil baker

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Many of you know my daughter is homeschooled.  An area we focus on, besides core classes, is life skills.  It’s so important for a child to know how to take care of him/herself.  One area, that I truly enjoy teaching my daughter is cooking and baking.  She may not take initiative in cleaning her room or showering (what is with tweens???), but cooking and baking are becoming her thing.  She doesn’t even realize she’s reinforcing fractions, reading and science concepts.

Having worked in the hospitality industry most of my life, I am constantly taking pictures of my culinary creations.  My lil miss has picked up on this and now takes pictures of her creations.

Yesterday, I saw she posted a pic of green whipped cream that she was beating by hand.  I called her and let her know, she’d need to beat it a lot more.  Even I use the…

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Infectious Joy

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Infectious joy
Ripples of hope 
Great expectations
Winds of destiny
Paradigm shifts
Leaps of faith
Miracle in Harlem…
God at the core


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