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Scratching A Writing Itch From Time To Time


Where did October go?

I can’t believe that no new entries were posted here.

The odd thing is people are still looking around the old stories.  I see you folks.  Thanks for taking the time. If you could do a little light dusting next time, I would appreciate it.

Last October I wrote five posts but it was an election year. There was a lot to write about.

This year, when I feel it is time to write something/anything , I just can’t get moving.  I have a few ideas that can be covered in a tweet, so Twitter gets most of my attention. That may be the curse of Twitter. I have become so concise in framing my thoughts this blog seems like overkill. OR, my mind is going. You decide.  How am I supposed to know if that is happening?

I was going to write about my son moving out of the house to start his adult life. I know that is part of life. The natural progression. But his Mom and I just invested 21 years making sure he was well loved and well fed. To watch him drive off was brutal.

Enough about that for now. I might write about it more when it isn’t quite as dusty in here. (Again, just a little light dusting, Thanks)

I guess I could complain about the Christmas stuff going up early.  Nah. I don’t really get bothered by that anymore. Just as long as they don’t start playing the music yet.

I could write about the Affordable Care Act. They have had some problems with their website.

Remember when nobody bought Windows operating systems anymore after all the trouble with Windows ’98?  Wait, I think I got that wrong.  They just made adjustments and carried on.  Like the ACA website will.

By the way, if you have been paying for health insurance that doesn’t cover your meds or hospital stays, you should be happy to have the chance to sign up no matter how long it takes.

Thanks to that Act, my son, who I miss terribly, is covered by our insurance until he is 26. That is a huge thing for parents all over the country.

This month is the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. As I write this I am avoiding Rob Lowe playing him in Killing Kennedy.

At this point, as I mentioned on Twitter the other day, I have to echo the words of the late John F. Kennedy Jr. He was asked if he had watched Oliver Stone’s JFK. His answer was, “You have to understand. That is not a source of entertainment for me.”

I doubt that Rob Lowe would have changed his mind.

A friend of mine has written a book of poetry. You can see the cover below. If you get a chance, go to Amazon and check it out. Actually, buying it would be good.  It is available in all the usual formats.  Reasonably priced. Very well written.

Until next time,



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