Rants in the Pants, Episode 18- Useless Inventions #1

Some inventions are quite handy. Take electric toothbrushes, for instance. I used to think they were just for lazy people, but my dentist assures me that they do a far better job than the manual ones. Since I always brush my teeth first thing after arising from my slumber, I have found electric toothbrushes are…

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Analog Thoughts From a Tent by the River

I awaken just past midnight, Tears falling from darkened skies Pattering against my wind-blown tent, Wondering how we will feel When safely tucked away In our metal shells             Observing eternity- No roof needed, nor food, nor rest. Will we digitized beings ever wonder How it felt in analog life             To kiss,             Feeling…

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Where Does Your Food Come From? Part 1

Part 1 Since I have spent a number of years at various levels of food production and preparation, I thought I would share some of my experiences and thoughts about our food supply. I lived in farming areas part of my life and have known many farmers and heard about their problems and triumphs. In…

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Rants in the Pants, Episode 16- Bah Humbug

Today, I’m going to be a curmudgeon. A lot of people are going to take issue with what I have to say. It doesn’t matter. I’m going to say it anyway. I hate holidays. Even weekends are awful. There is no rest for the wicked and I must be most wicked to have endured. Part…

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Rock In My Shoe

          You were the rock in my shoe Sometimes irritating me beyond belief; The rock that could never be found Merely by removing the coverings on my feet. You filled my receptive ears With more corn than an Iowa farm- I miss those silly, amusing jokes And your keen observations, Surely different than most folks.…

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Dementia: Inside the Looking Glass

My father died from dementia. I wrote this poem to commemorate his struggle and try to give some insight as to how he felt going through it. I recognized the resurrection in the glass. Hair still white, bald on top Shinny as a cue ball. Can’t remember his name, But it was my buddy there…

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Rants in the Pants Episode 14- Figured it Out!

Rants in the Pants, Episode 14 I believe I have figured out what is going on with the world today. It took me some time, but I figured out three different reasons that could be the culprit of all our troubles. I would like to know how you feel as well, so when you have…

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