Looking Back

Dropping Like Flies.

Back about twenty years ago when we thought we would live forever, there were four of us who hung around and partied together. I was dating ‘The School Marm’ and our friends were Don and Isabel.

Don smoked heavily and had a bad heart, last I remember hearing he was on a transplant waiting list. He continued to smoke, drink and buy lottery tickets until one night, in his sleep about ten years ago, his heart gave out.

The School Marm actually ...

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The Celluloid Loves of My Life

…that’s ‘celluloid’, not ‘cellulite’ !!

I have pretty much given up on network television. I used to enjoy reruns of some of the better shows like “Mary Tyler Moore”, Cheers” or “All in the Family” but it reached the point that I had seen every episode a few times over. Television used to be good, though, and has been quite an influence in my life, back in the day when there weren’t as many commercials.

Over the past sixty-odd years, I ...

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Plop, plop, fizz, fizz…

… oh what a relief it is!

Commercials. I’m deathly allergic to them. I can’t understand why there would be such hoopla over who produced the best SuperBowl commercial.

To me, that’s like auditioning doctors to see how they give a rectal exam. Like said exam, commercials are a necessity, not something to be eagerly anticipated.

Commercials and station promos take up ten minutes out of each half hour of programming. One third. So if your cable bill is $90, of that, you ...

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Who Are the Kardashians…

…and Why Do We Care?

The only place that I don’t mind waiting is at the Discount Hair Cutting place. I can sit and read People magazine, no charge. And their magazines are current. But, I sure wouldn’t pay $.89 to read this crap. Then I checked the cover. Do you know how much a single issue of People magazine costs these days?

$3.99 (plus tax in Canada)

Four bucks to read dirty laundry about people I’ve never heard of.

Of course, I quit ...

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Haud yer wheesht, ye wee midden

I suppose we accept whatever happens to us in life and consider it normal, inasmuch as… isn’t everyone else’s life somewhat similar?

I’m starting to believe that maybe my life hasn’t been quite the same as most people.

A Scottish-born and raised, Toronto friend recently posted this on her Face Book page and uht goat me thunkin’…

Ahv nae bother whutsoevurr understawndin’ aw tha’. Uhs it no’ the King’s English?

I have really enjoyed FaceBook and getting to contact people from my past. One ...

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