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Son of the Man Older than Dirt

This is the day. I'm three score in age. I had breakfast yesterday with my Dad, I put Dad in caps because there is no way I can call him dad. He is Dad aka, "The Man Older than Dirt". He is my hero. That's how I feel most days. But it isn't as … [Read more...]

Four More Day

It is June 19, 2010.  I've always made the joke that those of us who are mathematically challenged were given a special gift by God.  He allowed us to be born on years ending in 0 or 5 so we could figure out dates. In the Year 2000 When I was 10 in 1960 our … [Read more...]

I Buy Bulk

My folk's were depression kids. This meant we kids of depression kids learned a lot about making due with what you had and figuring out how to rebuke the devourer as long as humanly possible. As I grew into my own version of adulthood I took those lessons … [Read more...]

Contentment With What We Have

There is a "good tired" it is often preceded by physical or mental activity which leaves us feeling fulfilled. I have encountered a lot of people who are "driven" and never content in anything. They are often tired, but not a "good tired". Phrases that … [Read more...]

Seeing The Bigger Picture

Do you know what bugs you? You might think you do, but do you really know?  If so good, but again knowing what bugs you isn't the question.  The question (or maybe I should say the answer) is: Do you know how to cope with it? Take a look at this picture. … [Read more...]

Life is a Journey, but that’s not the question.

The question is: Will we be the Master or the Slave A wise Doctor once told me, "Dead is for a very long time, don't waste the time you have." Life is for Now, we may not be where we thought we would be; things happen, circumstances and … [Read more...]

Rabbit Resistant Plants in Tucson

Rabbits, rabbits and more rabbits. There are a lot of rabbits in Tucson. You probably didn't know that unless you live here. It is easy to spot up to 3 or 4 DOZEN rabbits on a typical morning walk. Dumb Bunnies Rabbits will eat everything except Rabbit … [Read more...]

Time and Tucson Time

Time is an interesting concept. We measure it different ways. Even people in the same society right down to the same household we can find people that measure time differently. For example in my family growing up we measured time in minutes with an … [Read more...]

To Tuck or Un-Tuck

Life can be confusing for a tired guy in Tucson.  Let me explain . . . Grandma: "tuck your shirt in, you're not a bum" It was an on going theme with my maternal grandmother (that's my mom's mom for those that don't know the term maternal).  Between, … [Read more...]

A Work of Art

Art Linkletter died this past week. I grew up watching Art interview children on his show.  "Kids Say the Darnedest Things" was a favorite segment for almost everyone.  I was a kid.  When the adults were laughing I had no idea what they were laughing … [Read more...]

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