Monday, January 27, 2020

Music Monday - Flashbacks


This song gives me flashbacks, to a warm summer day in the early 1980's.  I was living on the east coast of Florida.  The wife of a client, called and wanted to go to lunch to discuss a house she wanted.  She showed up in a little convertible, tossed me the keys and asked me to drive. The restaurant she had made reservations at was on the beach.  This song was playing loud on the radio.  She proceeded to seduce me that afternoon.  The song brings back memories.  

Do you remember this one? 




Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Sunday More Than Five - Tell us About Yourself







This one came from Facebook,

Have you or how many have you?
  1. Divorces..............
  2. Proposals............. 
  3. Marriage............... 
  4. Children................ 
  5. Surgeries.............. 
  6. Piercings............... 
  7. Tattoos.................. 
  8. Shot a gun.............
  9. Quit a job...............
  10. Ever been on tv..... 
  11. Hit a deer...... 
  12. Watched someone give birth..... 
  13. Watched someone die.... 
  14. Rode in an ambulance.....
  15. Visited Las Vegas...........
  16. Sang karaoke................. 
  17. Rode a jet ski.................... 
  18. Ice skating.................. 
  19. Roller Skating................
  20. Rode on a motorcycle...... 
  21. Stayed in a hospital..........
  22. Arrested................... 



My Answers:


  1. Divorces..............1
  2. Proposals............. 2 3
  3. Marriage............... 2
  4. Children................ 0
  5. Surgeries.............. 1
  6. Piercings............... 0
  7. Tattoos.................. 0
  8. Shot a gun............. Yes
  9. Quit a job...............Yes
  10. Ever been on tv..... Yes
  11. Hit a deer...... no
  12. Watched someone give birth..... No
  13. Watched someone die.... No
  14. Rode in an ambulance..... Yes
  15. Visited Las Vegas...........Yes
  16. Sang karaoke................. Yes
  17. Rode a jet ski.................... No
  18. Ice skating.................. Yes
  19. Roller Skating................Yes
  20. Rode on a motorcycle...... Yes
  21. Stayed in a hospital..........Yes
  22. Arrested................... No
Please copy and paste and share your answers in the Comments. 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Reflecting on The Good Old Days


I miss the old days, when the first lady had original ideas, could speak in complete and comprehensible sentences.  

It is time for a first husband?   



Friday, January 24, 2020

Is your god male or female?

Many years ago I represented a guy with schizophrenia and dementia. He not only did what the voice(s) told him to do, often he couldn't remember what he did.  I asked him about the trees, and he said, "god told me to cut them down, she said they were full of evil!"  The voice that guided his behaviour and informed him of good and evil was female.  

Is yours male or female, or both? 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Grand Space


This is the courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.  The museum is a merger of several buildings, the sandstone building on the left was a hospital in the civil war. Walt Whitman read to patients there and helped them write letters home. The building straight ahead was the patent office. Joining the buildings with the glass covered courtyard created a delightful indoor space.  We met an old friend there recently, (we have known him a long time, and he is old.) Wandered a bit of the gallery and had a nice lunch. 

What others spaces like this are around the world? 


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Way We Were Wednesday - Ben

This picture was taken in the early 1960's at my Aunt Edith's wedding.  This is my father's uncle Benjamin and his second wife Alma.  My grandfather had some colorful brothers, my grandfather was one of the quiet ones, Ben was even quieter.  When his brothers were holding an illegal poker game upstairs, he was hosting bible study downstairs.  Then there was the time the house next door was raided by the police and the "working girls" from next door starting jumping into the upstairs windows and fleeing out through the back door.   

I knew this was Ben's second wife, I didn't know until I sorted through my parents records after they died what happened to his first wife.  In the 1930's she died of appendicitis.  

Any quiet ones in your family.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

In the Same Direction

This is new in the Smithsonian American Art Museum at Gallery Place in Washington, DC.  

Can you imagine trying to ride it?  It reminds me of American politics.