Old Age Imagined

A good read. As I am old now I am not sure you miss interpreted his life.

Poet's Corner

As I watched him shuffle,
With an old man’s walk,
And I heard him mutter,
With an old man’s talk,
I found myself thinking,
I just couldn’t bear,
To live to be older,
With thin greying hair,
And with legs that don’t work,
And with eyes that don’t see.
That wouldn’t be the right life for me.

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Internet – friend or foe?

Well said. Important post.


I was looking through my stats this morning and decided to check out the search terms that have brought people to my blog. Some of it is very interesting and due to the nature of my blog, most of those terms are harmless e.g. “Nick Vujicic quotes”, “Bethany Hamilton” and even “Don Charisma”. I have blogged about each of these people so it stands to reason. There are search terms relating to the book review that I did last year and some that are outrageously funny that I have no idea why my blog would even come up such as “You suck stinker yahoo”, “vertically challenged” and my all time favourite “If you fail a high school course”.

However this morning, there were three separate search terms that rang alarm bells with me and they were all about tween selfies. I put those terms into google and came up with…

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Silence! Genius At Work…Wait, Do You Think This Is Funny?

A good read.

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

Fashion It has been quiet at The House on the Hill, which made it the perfect day to get some writing done.  There have been several writing projects rattling around inside my head, but I’ve had trouble deciding which one to tackle.

Luckily, today’s email brought me the answer.  Dan Cashman, the host of The Nite Show (Maine’s own late night talk show), sent out a list of topics and requested monologue jokes for the shows that are going to be taped this week.

I gave the list a quick glance when I came inside from shoveling, and vowed to work on some jokes after I’d taken a shower and had something to eat.

Before I could make it into the bathroom for my shower, I had already written two jokes.  What can I say?  I’m a writer at heart, as evidenced by the above photo of me as a poorly…

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World War One, a hundred years ago

War…what is it good for? Nothing!

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is called World War One in Color: Slaughter in the Trenches.

From the site No Glory in war 1914-1918, in Britain:

World War One 1914-18: One hundred years of failure to learn from ‘the war to end wars’

Written by Michael Faulkner on 12 February 2014

The First World War had little or nothing to do with the defence of “western civilization”, “liberal values” or democracy, it was at root a war of inter-imperialist rivalry

The government’s promised launch of a four-year long commemoration of World War One kicked off with a salvo from Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove. He set the tone of what we may expect by shooting down the popular TV satirical/historical spoof of the 1980s, “Black Adder”, which parodied several hundred years of British history, culminating in in a final episode with the whole cast “going over the top” to collective

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More Chinese Lies: China Denies All Involvement In Rhino And Elephant Poaching Crisis

This is sickening and must stop.

Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

The Chinese Government has denied claims of fuelling elephant and rhino deaths saying it was committed to helping Kenya increase its tourism revenue by supporting local wildlife conservation.

The Chinese Embassy chancellor, Mr Z. Cao blamed Western and African media of tarnishing his country’s name by claiming China provided a ready market for ivory and horn.

Speaking during a joint press conference with Narok County governor Samuel Tunai at Keekorok Lodge in Maasai Mara Game Reserve over the weekend, Mr Cao said all Chinese nationals visiting Kenya will from now on receive short text message alerts warning them against engaging in illegal wildlife trade.

“There are stringent penalties on wildlife crime introduced by various countries aimed at stopping carnage within wildlife sanctuaries of elephants and rhinos. Perpetrators of ivory trade and its products get up to life imprisonment,” he added.

Mr Cao was part of a powerful delegation including the…

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