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Weinie Winters

April 12, 2024
Anyone who has spent any time in southern Alaska has noticed the high density of Wisconsiners living here (to avoid any violent misunderstandings and to remain socially correct, by “high density” I am referring to the percentage of population, not the thickness of their skulls). There is a disproportionally large population of them in town coming from a state with

Enrich Your Vocabulary IX

In eight prior issues of The Foolish Times , I have presented words given to me in the daily word-a-day vocabulary enrichments I receive, words I can’t see being used in present day. This month I continue this discussion and offer:

Eternal Lives

If you got past twenty-seven years old, you probably weren’t a rock


April 12, 2024
“Trailers for sale or rent, rooms to let 50 cents, no phone, no pool, no pets, I ain’t got no cigarettes. Ah, but two hours of pushing broom, buys an eight by twelve, four-bit room, I’m a man of means by no means, King of the Road.” I can hear

Green: Fun, Foibles and Eeew

April 12, 2024
Boston’s subways have surely been upgraded, but I remember riding the Green Line in decrepit, claustrophobic cars, swapping oxygen and dead skin cells with strangers. Worse yet, science tells us we constantly exchange atoms with everything around us. On a good day, this sounds like a galactic square dance, atoms

Getting Old…

April 12, 2024
There is a new site for senior citizen dating site. It’s called "I've fallen in love and I can't get up." Santa Cruz comic Richard Stockton gets a gig to perform at the Carmel Foundation. Soon he notices that most of the old people there are pretty out of it

Consent to APP

April 12, 2024
I know a guy who has been on more Tinder dates than he has had hot meals. Recently, he told me about his latest date.   He said, “They never look like their picture. Never. And this girl was no different. We met at a café. Look, I’m no Brad Pitt

More Passion, huh!!

April 12, 2024
Hello Friends! The year is picking up, spring allergies are here, the snow should be melting, and the temperatures are rising. As I have gotten older, I have realized the importance of having hobbies, not just browsing the forsaken internet, that’s bad for your head. I thought I didn’t have


March 1, 2024
Signals are crucial to our wellbeing.  They govern our decisions, tell us when to approach, when to withdraw, when to swerve to avoid disaster, or to desist from making a bad situation worse.  It behooves us, therefore, to recognize them and (hopefully) learn from our missteps.  

Never Kiss A Saber Toothed Squirrel

March 1, 2024
It isn't often one sees a saber toothed squirrel. Of course, it isn't often one wants to see a saber toothed squirrel, but when one does see one it invariably leads to commentary. For instance: “Why the (bleep) does that squirrel have a saber tooth and how can he chew


March 1, 2024
I’ve been considering going somewhere.  I’m not quite sure where yet, but maybe Italy or Portugal to check out my ancestral roots, or to a Blue Zone where people live to be one hundred years old without really trying.   The thing is, I want to scout for that last place

Sheamus’ Rainbow

March 1, 2024
Sheamus Miramontes suddenly found himself in a rain shower lit by sunshine as he stood entranced looking at the beauty of the forest of trees in the hills surrounding the City of Monterey. It was an unusual day in Monterey in that it was a day whose sky was filled
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