Friday, December 26, 2014

BOXING !!! ?

Did you hear that George..?

Happy Boxing Day!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Feeling Nauseous

With all the malignant racism and institutionalized bigotry that has been exposed of late, I've been just too disgusted to post. No sooner did I arrive in Cleveland than twelve year old Tamir Rice gets shot dead in a playground with a toy gun a couple of miles away from here. Meanwhile Mike Brown is dead and Darren Wilson is now a retired millionaire. This is to mention only two of god-knows-how-many executions, and silly me, I thought that I'd left the south and their brand of justice.

Moreover, as if this isn't evil enough just on its face, our governors send in more troops than we have in Iraq to quiet citizens first amendment rights to protest, tanks & teargas...???  

The number of American citizens that are in denial or those that justify these tyrannical actions and those that just turn a blind eye to it, demonstrates how deeply sick so many Americans have become, all the while declaring their Christianity, patriotism and exceptionalism. This is a pox and a scourge and I think quite likely will end the empire. I will not argue that we don't deserve that if things continue this way.

Speaking of Horror -

Someone Please,
Fetch Me a Barf Bag...

Monday, November 10, 2014

Exploring My New Neighborhood...

I arrived on Thursday a bit road-worn but in good spirits. Initially I was on my own so I went off walking, finding the drugstore, the grocery, restaurants & bars etc. I thought enough to share this photo with you all, If you don't know why try enlarging it and looking at the lamp in the window, after all, it is a major award..!

I do believe that I have already found the perfect job and will know for sure in the next couple of days. I sure hope so because I am having computer issues that make blogging and even googling very frustrating.  If I get the job I will just go out and buy a new computer, one that I really want, then maybe, even probably, I'll start blogging with regularity again.  

It is so nice to be back in civilization again, I'm feeling pretty perky!


Monday, November 3, 2014

On My Way to Cleveland..!

I Better Get Going Because

The Traffic Looks Fierce..!

It's True!
I am leaving Appalachia this week and I am so looking forward to living in a city again. I always loved Cleveland and its people, it was the weather I couldn't take. Thanks to facebook I've hooked-up with the old gang from my rockin & rollin days which will make the winter far more palatable and I'm sure I'll have a clearer mind for blogging, among other things...

Thanks for sticking around,
Love  you all,

Thursday, October 16, 2014

To RENO..!

The Land of the Great Divide...

But, whither, whither shall I fly...???

Thank you all for sticking around, it has been nearly three years since I left New York, and I am quite happy to inform you that my time in Appalachia is OVER....

I may actually come back to life..!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Required Reading -

I like to stay abreast of "la cuisine nouveau"... 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Been Feelin' Poorly...

Called Memaw Mildred...

She's Got Some Mountain Medicine...
That'll Make Me Feel,

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Casual Easter in Appalachia...

And after we drink this beer we'll clean the guns & pack some ammo...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sharing a Pissy Post from My Facebook...

A Pissy Post -

I hate lies.

Today I had a friendly acquaintance insist that Mitt Romney won the popular vote in 2012, so of course I gave him five million corrections, and I don't think his eyes could even see the election results on the computer screen. The truly bothersome thing is that there are little groups of people out there that actually believe this and talk about it, something that isn't even real...

Then I found out that over on Fox News (Dear God), "Judicial expert" Judge Andrew Napolitano states empirically that the ACA covers abortion and euthanasia. I know, lies on Fox, I should & do know better, but here again I'm bothered just knowing that a whole bunch of people are out there believing this and talking about something that isn't even real...

I hate lies.

Part of hating lies as much as I do is admitting when you are wrong, and, about the "Death Panels" I was wrong. The truth is that there are "Death Panels" as a by-product of the ACA. The Death Panels are located in every Republican led state, most with majority Republican legislatures that refused to accept Medicaid expansion. In these states 17,000 people will die this year, from an avoidable sentence handed down from the Republican Death Panels...

Please, my dears, do remember that Republicans are pro-life..!!!

I hate lies.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Spring..! Now Get Your Ass in Gear...

It has been a long Winter and Spring is finally here, so now it's time to get busy again.  I need to get my Sugar Snap Peas in the ground and the rest of the garden tilled & bedded.  My Rhubarb is showing green and I really need to weed the Strawberry patch soon. Unless, I get it together and do something like this:

I've been toying with this idea since coming to the Blue Ridge, and have gardened like this before, but never with Strawberries. Here some Miss Smartie-pants has planted them in re-purposed rain gutters, but I have access to a plethora of #10 cans from the diner, which I would attach to the fence where they'd get a ton of sun.   More importantly, I am getting a little too old to get on my knees for fruits, so I'm thinking that this is the way to go...

Speaking of fruits, Spring always makes me think of Doris Day, so of course, I'm posting a photograph of Rock Hudson:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Thirty-Two Years Ago Today...

I went dancing at JB's Down in Kent, Ohio, there was going to be three of my favorite bands playing all in one night.  Groovy...  I also remember that there were quite a few people there that didn't quite "get" the scene and that there was some filming going on. I remember thinking "I'll never see any of that".  Well I was wrong...

A couple of weeks ago I googled a photograph (of something totally unrelated), when something caught my eye. I followed the links and found an article in which some old friends telling stories about the punk movement in the Cleveland-Akron-Kent area of Ohio in the seventies and early eighties. It was a nice read and reminded me of some great times.  At the end of the article there was a link to this film, provided for those that wanted a little taste of what the scene was like back then.  I just knew that there would be film of my friends and likely of me in it, and there is.  I'm surprised at how many names I remember.
Anyway, in the first two songs there are glimpses of me here & there, but then in the third song I am right there, front and center, dancing for most of the song..!

Don't feel obligated to watch unless you were into the new music movement; punk, new wave scene. Or, unless you want to see how adorable I was when I was nineteen (good thing I didn't know it at the time or I'd be dead by now)..!

(Also you can easily see Tracy Wormworth dancing in the crowd and I think you see Jim Jarmusch's back, though I can't be sure).

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Kiss Me!!! I'm IRISH...

But only on my Mother's & Uncle's side....

Friday, March 14, 2014

To Blog or Not To Blog......

After much thought I have decided that I will continue to blog, though there will be some changes.

As you can see I am hard at work deciding in which direction to go with it :

As soon as I have finished the decision making process I will return and post with more regularity.

Until then you can find me at my tumblr - Drifting Over the Ether, or on facebook.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mistress MJ Eight Miles High with Who..?

I had my people get right on it..!

The only information I've received back so far is this photograph along with this statement:

"She's wearing "the tights" too, you know...."


Cheating with younger bloggers,
how could you..?

I'm telling Thom..!

After this heartfelt quotation -


Boy I Can Lay It On Thick!!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014


I've Not Been Face-Booking...

Just busy.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

After Considerable Reflection & Lack of Focus...

I only have a few things on my mind...

You know what I'm sayin' Thelma...?

Don't even get me started on President Elect Schultz.....

We'll close that bridge when we get to it...

I often wonder how life would be if I just up & moved to an island in the south seas...

I suppose this could be the answer... 

And -
I really need a better selection of eyeglasses....

What with the future being so bright & all....

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Seven, Ten or Twelve...?

7-inch $3.99!

10-inch $4.99!

12-inch $5.99!

Which one of these...?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014