Category Archives: Personal History

[Mostly] True Stories about me.

The Cat Litter Crisis

I’m an honest man; I merely report what I see. While going to the drugstore for my brother a scruffy, bearded panhandler asked me for help. It seems he was out of cat litter and his poor cat was down … Continue reading

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urban DICTIONARY Entry #4 – w/o Character Limits

Cluster Fuck As an integral part of modern infantry training specifically regarding the single file movement of troops, afoot or on patrol was an oft-heard admonition to “Keep your interval!“ The interval or space between infantry soldiers on the move … Continue reading

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A Single Snap of The Trap

Here’s something you don’t see every day: While this might not qualify for the Guinness Book of World Records it obviously doesn’t happen very often. Two mice killed by a single snap of a trap. I took this picture more … Continue reading

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Nine Years a Housewife

Today is my 68th birthday. Looking back on the totality of my life I find it altogether inexplicable and absurd. I should have died several times but I didn’t. From a fever at six months; near-drownings; a burning airplane and … Continue reading

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Selective Service – Women in the Draft

So, there I was, driving that little Yellow Cab. It was early morning and the end of an otherwise fruitless, unremarkable night. Traffic was picking up but it was a good last pull out to the airport. My fare was … Continue reading

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Get a bigger Młotek

Młotek (mwahtek) is the Polish word for hammer. My uncles often used this term in doing repairs around the house. On those occasions when they found themselves in a mechanically sticky or arduous situation they would advise: “Get a bigger … Continue reading

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I Thank God for Death

I thank God for death several times a day. Sometimes all day. More and more lately I talk to myself; not the running dialog inside my head, but out loud (aloud) so very loud in fact, that sometimes others overhear. … Continue reading

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