Category Archives: Facebook

Take that flag (and all it represents) and shove it

I just can’t take it anymore. Last night I quit the Red Mustang Registry Facebook group. I saw one too many Confederate flags. And let’s make a distinction – it was the cross of St. Andrew battle flag, NOT the … Continue reading

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OK, So I Lied

I’ve been nicely strong-armed back to a blogging group on Facebook in which we work to increase each other’s blog awareness. I’ve never been a part of such an effort but the people who run it, run it like schoolteachers. … Continue reading

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Funeral for a friend

My best friend in high school died over the holiday. He was my age.  I hadn’t spoken to him since May of 2005 and I distinctly remember the phone call. Frank apparently died alone in his apartment in Florida and … Continue reading

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Happy Bloody Thanksgiving!

The latest thing in journalism and sociology on the eve of Thanksgiving is writing ‘survival guides’ for dealing with relations who may not share your political beliefs. This isn’t anything new, but after this election, many familial relationships are turning … Continue reading

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Hospital stay

Addendum: I need to mention something that may have gotten lost in this post – the staff, nurses and doctors at the hospital were first rate all the way and I am grateful for their care. I’m home after over … Continue reading

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Goodbye to all that

First, an announcement.  I think it is best for my own mental health at this point to drastically cut back my participation on Facebook. There are several reasons for this that I won’t bore you with but I would say … Continue reading

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Running out of bullshit

I performed one of my little Facebook experiments a week or so ago and just got around to writing it now. Part of me (and not my condition) is wrapping myself up in righteous indignation at what I see is … Continue reading

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