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I read a lot, think a little, and now and then write down a few things.

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  1. 2 days ago on Mike Luckovich

    Oh, I agree. You’re perfectly F-I-N-E; F-earful, I-nsecure, N-eurotic, and E-gotistical.

  2. 3 days ago on Luann

    Looks like a math “word problem” to me. I disliked them as a youngster, and now that I’m in my eighth decade I still dislike them. Algebraic equations I could handle. Geometric proofs were no problem. I even managed the difference quotient of calculus. But if a bathtub had three drains and two faucets, and if the bathmat had to cover one drain while not being under one faucet, then how many square yards of plastic would it take to make the shower curtain – that defeated me every time.

  3. 3 days ago on Matt Davies

    @ (๑❛ᴗ❛๑) supra. True, no one is losing their right to vote. All that’s being taken away is their ability to vote by the elimination of polling places, poll workers, and gerrymandering of districts. Their right is intact, but the exercise of that right is being slowly eroded away.

  4. 3 days ago on Phil Hands

    Sharon McLonergan: . . . It’s called ‘The United States Constitution.’

    Finian McLonergan: Haven’t you read it?

    Senator Billboard Rawkins: I don’t have time to read it, I’m too busy defending it!

    (From Finian’s Rainbow 1968; with Petula Clark as Sharon McLonegran, Fred Astaire as Finian McLonegran, and Keenan Wynn as Senator Billboard Rawkins.)

  5. 3 days ago on That is Priceless

    Is anything better, mon bon ami, / Than a promenade down des rues de Paris? / With une belle fille by your side / And delights yet to be tried. / Now that’s what I call “la joie de vivre!

  6. 4 days ago on Jeff Stahler

    I am not a person of color, but the neighborhood I live in is presently “in transition,” as the saying goes. So the area was “redistricted” which resulted in the mess I described above. So, I think it does have something to do with the skin color of some of my neighbors, and I further think it is not “just as easy in other neighborhoods too.”

  7. 4 days ago on Jeff Stahler

    Really? I must have been mistaken, since I’m over 70+ years of age and on a cane. I have been a registered voter at the same address, in the same county, for over 40 years. My nearby polling place was senior and handicapped friendly and accessible, but it has been closed now. My new polling location is now a mere 15 miles farther, and nominally if not practically accessible, and I’ve been informed that I must re-register my voting registration so I will be on the eligible voting rolls for the upcoming midterms; said registration must be done in person, at the county courthouse, and I must provide “proof of identity.” As a former poll volunteer worker, I found this ironically amusing if somewhat insulting. However, your point is well taken. Voting is the easiest thing in the world, as long as you’re white, affluent, live in the right neighborhood, and under 55 years old.

  8. 9 days ago on Clay Bennett

    Be calm, everyone. If rigging the election rules, districts, reducing polling places and “eligible voters” doesn’t work, the next insurrection will be better coordinated, better planned, and better armed. A few people may have to be be killed, and that is an regrettable necessity. But after all, elections don’t matter if the wrong person wins. /S

  9. 9 days ago on That is Priceless

    The odd thing about shrimp, I think, / Is their cocktail that you don’t drink. / It’s a strange tantalizer / this odd appetizer, / That I’d puree and pour down the sink.

  10. 9 days ago on That is Priceless

    I give your wish and rhyme a salute. / Chime in anytime, just do it. / It’s a great game to play, / And brightens everyone’s day, / So your contributions will greatly add to it.