The Ombraphile

My memory is slipping fast, but at least i can still remember when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.   The ombraphile? you ask.  Well, i take some pride in saying “you heard it here first”, and as of the writing of this post, Bing and DuckDuckGo get no hits on “ombraphile”, and Google gets only one. […]

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Last Dispatch From Petaluma

I move tomorrow back to the San Francisco zip code i arrived at from Texas in 1975. I’ll spend today doing the last load of laundry, touching up the cleaning, and packing the computer and monitor (although i’ll save the router until tomorrow morning so as to have my notebook for communication here tonight).  After […]

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Marin County Civic Center

“And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!” Sigh.  Remember when we had some brotherhood?   I had an adventure the other day by taking advantage of one of the free preview rides on our splendid new SMART train.  I brought all my handicap documentation to the Petaluma Downtown station so i could […]

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The Joys of Moving

After having subjected me to an exhaustive financial examination for thirteen months and now knowing to the penny how much money i have in all my accounts, the main office at Bridge Housing insisted on a money order rather than a check for the first/last months’ rent.  On the other hand, the building manager is […]

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At Long Last

Finally, finally, after months and months in an excruciating approval process, i got word this afternoon that i’ve been accepted as a tenant in an old folks home in San Francisco.  I move on 7 August to a spacious one-bedroom apartment there. And OK, it’s not exactly an old folks home but rather housing for […]

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Mostly Harmless

The title above is from Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.   About five years ago i was on my way back from Palmdale one Saturday evening when my Prius began behaving strangely; and then, after i’d decided that nothing really serious was wrong and and for damn sure i didn’t want […]

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Polish

The new Republican health care bill hurts only the old, sick, and poor.  No prob.   Some of my favorite posts, or at least my favorite posts, have been those i described as Language Moments, all so far involving my own experiences. One that i haven’t written about involved Gary’s girlfriend, who was the daughter of […]

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Barn Swallow Update

I’ve written a couple of posts about the barn swallows who’ve nested in the eaves of my patio, most recently back in April, but they’ve been providing so much entertainment recently that i need to add an update. The drama began a few days ago when i went out onto my patio and nearly stepped on […]

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Not Just Me

I’ve been sitting around the house feeling sorry for myself lately owing to the excruciatingly slow progress in the approval of my application to move into some senior housing in San Francisco, but even more so because i’ve lost my inspiration for writing website material, so the last few months of posts have been forced […]

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Wild Horses

Anyone who says beauty is only skin deep has never seen my pancreas.   He’s done it again, The Donald has. As best I can recall, the first thing he did right was killing the TPP. Now, hidden way down in the depths of his despicable budget is the remarkably reasonable proposal to sell wild […]

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