The Tryin’ of Speaker Ryan…revisited (re-posted)

The Tryin’ of Speaker Ryan I have to hand it to Paul Ryan the man just doesn’t quit trying! Caught in a den of experts at lying, and vying for votes by begging or buying. Speaking loudly above all the jeering and swearing, off this way or that…slipping and veering. Poor Speaker Ryan, his smileContinue reading “The Tryin’ of Speaker Ryan…revisited (re-posted)”

Stranger than Fiction: again

This is one of my personal favorite assignments from writing class last year…in response to rules that the work be a limerick and contain certain other attributes of writing poetry.    I had great fun writing it— THE DONALD’S MARCH TO INFAMY There once was a boy named Donald Who wanted to be rich, andContinue reading “Stranger than Fiction: again”

Politics – do we really care? Re-blogged from Meeka’s Mind

Originally posted on Meeka's Mind:
I’ve always had a problem with ‘-isms’ – communism, socialism, facism, capitalism, republicanism, you name it – because they all seem to miss the point about people. Homo Sapiens doesn’t give a flying fruit bat about politics until things go wrong. I was a kid in the late Menzies…

Quoting Flip Wilson & a Post from Gronda Morin.

Originally posted on Gronda Morin:
It is bad enough that the republicans in the US Congress are hard at work to pass their 2017 Donor/ Corporation tax cut bill around December 19, 2016, which does little to grow the economy; where the economy is on an upswing and unemployment numbers are low, where at least…

Betrayal in Utah—a Sad Poem

Bears Ears—Listening in Pain Sacred are the lands once protected by more honorable men… betrayal stings by smiling lies Navaho gods are weeping, for the fork-tongued leader has betrayed their hearts Let thunder crash as the deed becomes known in shameful terms— greed and deceit are the law of the land Drums echo in theContinue reading “Betrayal in Utah—a Sad Poem”

Caribbean geography lesson…

Every now and then I like to get out a map and reassure myself that when not knowing the location of Yemen, or Utah, or Antiqua (for example) all I have to do is look it up on a map. A paper map, preferably, but sometimes even an online map will do. So I wantedContinue reading “Caribbean geography lesson…”

Sticks and Stones and “Dotards”

Re the sticks-and-stones contest, following the old adage that “sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”      Remember when some kid would spew off a string of bad words and mean but innocuous insults, and Mom or Grandma would sooth hurt feelings with the little rhyme…which in effectContinue reading “Sticks and Stones and “Dotards””

Time Cat Band…Akron, Ohio Porchrokr Music Festival at Will Christy Park

  This is shameless promotion!    I admit it.    The Band is TIME CAT, a local Akron, Ohio band which happens to be my granddaughter as vocalist, guitarist. Time Cat was the headliner band at this event, which was sponsored by the Highland Square Neighborhood Association.   Included were up to 130 area bands, which performed onContinue reading “Time Cat Band…Akron, Ohio Porchrokr Music Festival at Will Christy Park”

Of Statues and Soldiers…

Why are angry mobs allowed to destroy Civil War statues?      If they have to be taken down, properly and carefully by local government authorities—why not store them temporarily at a museum or some other place appropriate.     Smashing them to rubble is foolish…no, let me say stupid…and knee-jerk reactions to political correctness.   Gratuitous pandering, perhaps. ExceptContinue reading “Of Statues and Soldiers…”

Johnson’s Island, Confederate officers prison on Lake Erie, Ohio (Part Two)

(all photos on this page © Sometimes, 2017)   These photos were taken in May 1981 by Bob Dreger, my late husband. The island prison housed Confederate military officers who were originally  captured during Civil War battles, and imprisoned  at Camp Chase, Columbus Ohio.   The object was to separate the officers from the rank-and-file soldiers andContinue reading “Johnson’s Island, Confederate officers prison on Lake Erie, Ohio (Part Two)”

Johnson’s Island confederate cemetery on Lake Erie, Ohio….photos of Southern soldier statue (Part One)

Here are two photos of the statue at Johnson’s Island, Ohio, taken by Bob Dreger in 1981.   The cemetery is a protected U.S. site, where more than two hundred Confederate military officers are buried.    I do need to clarify that Bob Dreger was the photographer, in 1981.  The copyright  is ©Sometimes, 2017. This island isContinue reading “Johnson’s Island confederate cemetery on Lake Erie, Ohio….photos of Southern soldier statue (Part One)”

faux pas…no, just dry eye

Angela Merkel rolled her eyes! Was it exasperation or desperation or simply condescension  ? …or just a case of dry-eye? Bright lights and long days of hosting the world’s most Very Important Persons? Decorum held hostage to fragile egos… hurt feelings and squabble-solving. and running her country…and NATO? (Some say she’s the Boss of the World) “Well,” sheContinue reading “faux pas…no, just dry eye”

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