Tickle-Me Idiots

(Please forgive me, for I’m a little bitter today.  My partner pleasantly surprised me with a question yesterday.  “Do you want to go to El Paso this weekend?”  I didn’t skip a beat.  “Yes.”  Tomorrow is my 40th birthday, it was the grandest option for us given our budget, and I hadn’t taken a good … More Tickle-Me Idiots

#SolarEclipse2017 ~ an indirect experience off the beaten path of totality

OK, we’re now here on the other side of the US 2017 Solar Eclipse that cut a swath of midday twilight across the country. I’m reminded of the line(s)/concept in the movie “Ladyhawke” when the drunk monk said that an otherwise lifelong curse could be broken during “a night without a day and a day … More #SolarEclipse2017 ~ an indirect experience off the beaten path of totality

A former fairground gypsy’s take on the Ohio State Fair ride accident

(This post got really long.  Sorry about that!  I just felt the circumstances deserved deeper thought.) Granted, this event is old news.  It happened a couple weeks ago already, so I’m a little late to the commentary pulpit.  I had wanted to write about this sooner, but I needed to collect all of the pertinent … More A former fairground gypsy’s take on the Ohio State Fair ride accident