Saturday, July 30, 2022


 Here in Arizona, we're used to the heat.

But many places are getting blistered by it more than we are in this summer of climate awareness.

So in the spirit of philanthropy and charity for which I'm known, I have pulled a short video from my files to give you folks who are sweating and steaming this weekend a brief break.

You're welcome.

Friday, July 29, 2022


Another week, another day, another Friday.

I woke up this morning.

That's the good news.


And that, dear friends, is this week's compilation of humor.

Now my weekly edict: have yourselves a wonderful weekend.

And always remember to keep laughing!

Here, kitty-kitty . . .

Wednesday, July 27, 2022


 The Spanish word comida translates to food or meal or lunch or dinner or . . . .

Lots of things, it seems, but when we lived in Mexico and ever after we used/use it to mean the main meal of the day, more frequently eaten in our senior years in mid to late afternoon.

For example, tacos and/or tostadas.

This is a tostada for the ages.


From the bottom up then: a crispy tortilla, refried beans, ground beef with homemade taco seasoning, grated cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, avocado and shredded lettuce.

That may be gilding the lily but I was assured that it tasted great.

If a bit messy. (Where's the hose???)


Tuesday, July 26, 2022



I call her The BRD, for Beautiful Rich Daughter.

I had to explain recently that she is not rich in the financial sense but she is certainly rich in artistic talent and in loving kindness.

She has volunteered at a food pantry, worked in hospice care and on election duties.

And, as this photo which she recently posted proves, she is most certainly beautiful.

Monday, July 25, 2022



This scene played out the other day.

There was another, fainter arc up there to the left but it doesn't show in this photo.

Or in this one though the entire arc was visible here.

Just for an instant or two.

Then the rain arrived.

SWMBO gets a big kick out of the rain falling while the sun is shining.

I think it just proves that Mother Nature has a sense of humor.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Ted Danson explanation

For those of you who were confused yesterday by Ted Danson in the street . . .

"Dancing in the Street" is a song written by Marvin GayeWilliam "Mickey" Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter. It first became popular in 1964 when recorded by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas whose version reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and peaked at No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart. It is one of Motown's signature songs and is the group's premier signature song. A 1966 cover by the Mamas & the Papas was a minor hit on the Hot 100 reaching No. 73. In 1982, the rock group Van Halen took their cover of "Dancing in the Street" to No. 38 on the Hot 100 chart and No. 15 in Canada on the RPM chart. A 1985 duet cover by David Bowie and Mick Jagger charted at No. 1 in the UK and reached No. 7 in the US. The song has been covered by many other artists, including The KinksTagesGrateful DeadLittle RichardMyra, and The Struts.

Friday, July 22, 2022


 Just checking in to let you know we still have a sense of humor.

Well, those are the jokes, folks.

As for us, we're looking forward (HA!) to a move to new digs in early September.

An angel has shown a light.

Now youse guys get out there and have yourselves a riotously raucous weekend.

And always remember to keep laughing!

Here, kitty-kitty . . .

Monday, July 4, 2022