Do they even hear what they are saying?

Am I the only one sick and tired of hearing people say they are supporting Trump but when you ask them what they support, all they can mumble is that he’ll shake up the establishment? Ask them about any specific Trump policy and they respond that he doesn’t really mean to ban all Muslims or build that wall. He’s just saying that. So they are basing their whole support of him on the premise that he won’t do any of the things he’s campaigning to do. Dear lord… even pretzels don’t twist that much. Continue reading →

Columns 2016

Old Friends

The thing about living in Alaska is that if you weren’t born here, if you came here from elsewhere, you probably left a lot of people behind. I know I did. While I wouldn’t give up the life I have here for anything, I can’t say that I haven’t missed being a bigger part of my birth family. Although it’s been over 44 years, I still miss the siblings and cousins and friends I left behind.

One of those friends will be visiting me tomorrow. She’s special. She got to wear a cape to her high school prom, the most Continue reading →


And this is why I don’t wear trifocals

Thought I’d save a little money and buy trifocals instead of progressive lenses. Wow. What a mistake that was. I don’t know how anyone handles trifocals unless their glasses are twice as big as mine. All I saw were blurry lines all the time. Made me crazy. Did it for a day thinking I’d adjust. Spent the day nauseated by all the bobbing my head had to do. Went right back to the optician and had them redo the glasses into progressives… thus spending more than if I’d just ordered the progressives in the first place. And this is why Continue reading →


I know now what lenses I can’t use

Thought I’d save a little money and buy trifocals instead of progressives. Big mistake. Big, big mistake. Just returned them to be refitted with progressive lenses. I’m hoping the nausea goes away by tomorrow. Those trifocals are wicked.

On another note, Trump continues to amaze, doesn’t he? This would be really funny if it weren’t so scary for our country. Continue reading →


The latest in this page’s development

I’m always so gratified when people actually think I understand thingamabobs as much as I understand dohickeys. Anyhow, this is the latest from the long suffering Sonya who puts up with my inability to comprehend what is, apparently to some, very simple language. So this is what she wants me to tell you. Do with it what you will. I hope you understand it more completely than I do.
“…tell your visitors they can now share your individual columns, and add their comments in Facebook when they share.”
I have no idea on Facebook where it will show up.
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