To have a place on the web for the family.

where does this go?

I wish I understood where these posts go

Write your Senators to make sure we save some face in Iraq.

This story from Reuters reminds me I have to write my Senators this week.

I may well be a coward, but watching us spend $2 billion a week and losing all those young soldiers is a different meaning of cowardice.

Ben Hecht Obituary

Click this Ben Hecht's entry on The day he died was the day I was born. I have heard it was even in the same hospital. I am no Ben Hecht, I am no Ben Hecht, I never knew Ben, but I know I am no Ben.


Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" was filming in Teaneck, NJ

Here is the direct link Cedar Lane spot
"[I know some of you think the daily show is stupid but i hope you saw last nights maybe the clip is available at it sure will be repeated on comedy central

anyway the sketch in the middle of the show, while otherwise silly, took place on Cedar Lane. the Cameras were just west of chestnut, on the south side of the lane you can clearly see Veggie Heaven and the reporter even comments "wow, Miller Pharmacy closed"

thought you might find it interesting]"

AM wrote.

I became curious when I saw the NJ Transit bus. I saw Rocklin's. When he said "Miller's Pharmacy closed down" I wondered if I went to Teaneck

Christmas in the Trenches

I just posted something on SoJo.Net
Worried that the NSA might find something posted on the web without posting here, I submit my favorite Christmas Carol

What I posted was a comment on this carol at

Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon

My name is Francis Tolliver, I come from Liverpool.
Two years ago the war was waiting for me after school.
To Belgium and to Flanders, to Germany to here
I fought for King and country I love dear.
'Twas Christmas in the trenches, where the frost so bitter hung,
The frozen fields of France were still, no Christmas song was sung
Our families back in England were toasting us that day
Their brave and glorious lads so far away.

I was lying with my messmate on the cold and rocky ground

When Insults Had Class

When Insults Had Class.
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
-- Winston Churchill

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about."
-- Winston Churchill

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
-- Clarence Darrow

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
-- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"
-- Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."
-- Moses Hadas

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."
-- Abraham Lincoln

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."


Not only is this Alice's choice for a good poem. I think IF my family would post something here, that would be great.

If by Rudyard Kipling:

Click on If to read it...

He also points to the link: Click here to see article on the poem "If"
So while some learned from a tech journal, I learned it from my Mom. And that is cool.

This is just a song's lyrics. I have a lot in common with.

Lyle Lovett's Baltimore

The point is while things are difficult, I have my family. I love making points that they ask me what my point is. It shows they care.

How to create content on

Like the Apple Mac, creating content on is easy, even intuitive. Once you know how to do it!

First you log in.
Second you click on create content.
Third you click on page.
Then you type in a title.
Type in some content.
Scroll to the bottom and click preview.
You will be edit the content.
Then you click submit.

Easy as any 8 step proces I know.

Trip to Mom's to help her out

Phase I was OK. I have never seen her is so much pain. Yet, I had to help her the way she wanted to be helped. Her life maintenance routines are quite different from mine.
Within the first few hours we fought. How do you make coffee? Coffee is very important to both of us. She has a very specific way of making coffee that I needed to follow. I didn't.
I had coffee in the Boundary Waters Recreation Area the was nothing but coffee grounds thrown into boiling water. No filter between the water and coffee except when it hit your teeth. Your teeth were only a grate that kept the big chunks from going down.
So, maybe I had too much confidence in my coffee making experience. Let it be noted we made coffee the way she wanted. I did not want to see her cry in the first few minutes I arrived. Yet, the basic process of making coffee is the same. You fill a reservoir with water. You hopefully have a filter that fits the machine. You have coffee ground and a way to measure it. Put the decanter under the filter. Finally, you press the start button.

When you talk about Dylan, you mean Dylan Thomas, who ever he was.

Do not go gentle into that good night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

I can't figure out how to post

hello everyone

I just burned my ring finger on right hand


350 degrees Fahrenheit is hot.  While baking a pecan pie tonight, I accidentally touched the baking sheet with my ring finger on my right hand.  I am OK.   Yet, I still can't deal with pain.

Some jokes from Prarie Home Companion

  1. What does Micheal Jackson like about 28 year olds? There
    are 20 of them!

  2. Why does a blond nurse have a red
    pen? To draw blood.

  3. Why is a blond's lunch box
    transparent? To see if she is going to work or not.

  4. See more at Prairie Home Companion

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