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Never the twain shall meet

Worth thinking about, a meal of perspective

Dad, what's for supper?

Kipling was right.

He has fallen out of favor, but he was right.

My phone has been blowing up with friends on the right and friends on the left. Yes, I am right of center on a lot of issues.  On a couple I am way to the left.

Basically, I want the government to leave me and mine the hell alone. I want good roads, good defense, good laws to let us all thrive.  That’s my version of the social contract.  I’m not asking it to be your version.  I’m not asking you to agree.

“He’s a liar”

“She’s a liar”

“F*** the Dems”

“F*** the Republicans”

“I love Lindsay”

“I hate Lindsay”

“Your Senator is crazy”

“Are u watching this?”

“You Southerners  [eye roll emoji]”

“Feinstein is the WORST”

“Hatch is old”

“Ghastly Grassley Is Gassy”

“Leahy looks like the Crypt Keeper”

“Flake is named perfectly”

“Go to…

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LAMCAST: VACANT TO VIBRANT

Ideal, better use! Wastewater transformation! Make what you already have better!places for people to gather with others and enjoy space!

Landscape Architecture Magazine

Sandra Albro’s Vacant to Vibrant initiative (detailed in “Lots of Opportunity”) converts vacant lots in struggling Great Lakes cities into rain gardens and bioswales. At an average cost of $18,000 each, they’re a fine-grained and tactical solution for reversing blight and helping beleaguered combined sewer systems from polluting the Great Lakes. As Albro, of Holden Forests & Gardens, observes, these neighborhoods were gradually disinvested from and abandoned, and have limited access to comprehensive public infrastructure improvements. As such, an equally piecemeal and gradual approach allows them to stabilize properties with desirable urban green spaces that can be wrapped into broader redevelopment efforts. An alternative to massive, centralized sewer upgrades that cost billions, this dispersed model of stormwater filtration turns an economic drain into an ecological engine.

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Joy of Life!

Moxie Supper (Thylias) was in a bit of an accident recenly.  My natural waist-length multiracial hair caught fire when I was preparign to cook, and half the hair on my head burned off!

My scalp was not singed at all.  What luck, or maybe more.  I am so glad that I had  the love of my Thing through every-Thing.   You do not realize how grateful I am that life brought this rare opportunity to me at such an advanced age, my being 64, and my Thing being 70.  

 

In the photo, my Thing is  right by my side.  And I am right by his side.  Exactly where we both should be..  

 

And just the joy of knowing he exists  fills me with splendor the likes of which the mere world has yet to know.  For if he did not exist, I would not yet know the very meaning and possibility of love.  He tells me that he finds me “Breathtakingly Hot!”  

 

Just as it should be for going through the fire for him! I am now hotter than ever!

BITMOJI THYLIASAnd in honor of those survivals of me and the hotness, 

 

 

I’m not dead yet, y’all!

 and as Buster Poindexter sings, Feeling Hot, hot, Hot –a great dessert.

 

 

 

 

 

Update!

The real woman behind the character: Vashti (Thylias Moss) and the real man behind the character: Thomas Robert Higginson (Bob Holman) now have a “Thing” in real life, and this author is delighted to be in Love (at age 64) with such a wonderful man (age 70!)

–in the book New Kiss Horizon

I have known him about 40 years; what started out as a friendship has already withstood the test of time.

Here’s a photo of us in Chicago where I fell in Love with him! Will wonders never cease!

A Thank You Note by Catie Marie Martin

I adore this poem and I am happy to share it!

Califragile

Dear – ,

Thank you so much for the sparkling wine glasses,
what beautiful additions to our cabinet they will make!
Thank you for the darling yellow apron, which curtails
my waistline, which kisses my kneecaps in the kitchen.

Thank you for the cantaloupe, the rounded rhododendron
of fruits. Thank you for unclaimed baggage, for forgotten
bank accounts, for the whittled souvenir badger that peers
over my dashboard. I appreciate the first draft of indigo,

the open bar, the fog machine that aggravated my asthma,
the opportunity to wear red cowboy boots. Thank you for
“Sweet Child of Mine.” Please thank your mother for “Jolene.”
I adore the barking black sky, the crestfallen bundle of balloons.

I can’t wait to attempt the Mississippi recipes, the watercress
cucumber salad, the virgin petticoat punch. Thank you for
the shrillness of the morning, the jar of salt that fosters
superstition, the cautionary tale…

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The tragic real-life fate of three Columbo stars

Nothing better than Columbo!

The Columbophile

Columbo remains such comforting viewing that it can be hard to imagine any of its stars suffering from untimely ends – no matter what happened to their characters on-screen.

However, not all were lucky enough to live to a ripe old age. And today I’m examining the tragic real-life fates of three Columbo guest stars – including one of the best loved of all, Jack Cassidy.

Be warned, these are genuinely sad stories so if you are feeling in any way heavy-hearted, please consider reading at another time.

Jack Cassidy

Appeared in Murder by the Book (1971); Publish or Perish (1973 – pictured below); Now You See Him (1976)

Columbo Riley Greenleaf

The greatest of all Columbo killers, in this correspondent’s opinion at least, Jack Cassidy’s tragic demise still wrenches the heartstrings over 40 years since it took place.

“Cassidy’s legacy is such that all other Columbo killers are compared to him.”

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Publication of an Essay

Source: Publication of an Essay

FREE International poetry contest ($3200 in prizes!) – Cha Int’l Poetry Prize, DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2017

Great opportunity! I plan to try this (despite how unsettled my life is right now)

Trish Hopkinson

The Cha International Poetry Prize is now open for entries! There is no fee to enter this contest and it is open to ALL poets.

This is a themed contest and all poems entered “Each poem must be a translation (loosely defined) of a text (loosely defined) from/about Hong Kong or China, written originally in English or Chinese, into a poem that is about contemporary Hong Kong.” Per the Cha Facebook page, “Writers are asked to write NEW poems in response to or updating or in dialogue with, etc. existing texts. ‘Translation’ is loosely defined here.”

This contest was created in collaboration with PEN Hong Kong to celebrate the tenth anniversary issue of Cha and to mark the twentieth anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover.


Click here to read contest guidelines

DEADLINE: November 30, 2017 

ENTRY FEE: None

THEME: NEW poems in response to or updating or in dialogue…

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Columbo Lego set, anyone?

Hurry with these sets!

I got to have one or two or three, etc.

The Columbophile

Columbo Lego set 5

Columbo collectibles are pretty hard to come by. There are some vintage novels and some ultra-cool 70s’ film posters to be had, but by and large fans have to suffice with just the DVD boxset.

That’s why the idea of a Columbo Lego set really appeals to me. Everyone likes Lego, after all, don’t they? And seeing our favourite Lieutenant immortalised in brick format would be pretty sweet.

I even had a Columbo Lego set on my wishlist of items I’d like to see to commemorate the show’s 50th anniversary in 2018 (read the full list here). Most will never happen. But there is a slim chance Lego Columbo could come to pass if enough fans support the cause.

Lego Columbo: here’s how you can help

An enterprising chap known only as ‘ThomasW’ is trying to get a rather delightful Columbo Lego set through Lego Ideas – which…

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