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THANKS – Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn – #26

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

Interesting, if not always deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

Welcome to Volume 26 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn (or raking the leaves…or shoveling the driveway).

 

THANKS …

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Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn – #22

 

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

 

Interesting, if not always deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

Welcome to Volume 22 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.

 

THE FAST COUNTDOWN

They tell me today is October 6, 2014. There are, apparently, 80 more shopping days till Christmas. For those interested, there are 71 more days—shopping and otherwise—till Chanukah. And not to bury my lead:

There are now 351 eating and sinning days until the next Yom Kippur. Really?

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Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn – #19

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

Interesting, if not always deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

 

Mower and Statesman

Welcome to Volume 19 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.

 

BOOK IT?

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CRAP I THINK OF WHILE MOWING THE LAWN – #14

Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

Interesting, if not deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

 

Welcome to Volume 14 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.

Mower and Statesman

FEELING MY AGE…THE DREADED SPEED LIMIT

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CRAP I THINK OF WHILE MOWING THE LAWN – #4

CRAP I THINK OF WHILE MOWING THE LAWN

Volume 4

(other than This Lawn Looks Like Crap)

 

Interesting, if not deep, thoughts often pop into my head while I’m doing battle with my lawn. And yes, I do battle with a non-gas, non-electric, old-fashioned push mower. An actual reel mower. And my mind tends to think of some semi-interesting crap while I push along.

Crap I Think Of pic

 

Welcome to Volume 4 of Crap I Think of While Mowing the Lawn.

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RESOLUTIONS – The 2014 Edition

As I write, 2014 is still that proverbial blank page to be filled in, and my last chance to attack 2013 as a writer is also very open.

 

This morning, around 4 am – a time when I usually either first get up or go to sleep – I started thinking about my resolutions, and how irresolute I’ve been all year, and for many years now.

Two Book Crossover 11.13

 

During an insomniac’s trip to the bathroom, I flipped open a page from my book, “All That Twitters is not Goldberg: Truthful Humor from a Vindicated Columnist” and found my list of resolutions for 2008. To my chagrin, if not surprise, I found that many of those same resolutions are still unfulfilled today. Consistency in this respect is not such a good thing.

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So…What’s My Problem?

 

 

two-men-talkingEarlier today, I went to the local post office, and immediately noticed two things. One: the line was much shorter than usual. Two: A woman was using a table to assemble her package. A man, holding a key, asked if he could get through to access one of the mailboxes. She made a little room for him and when he was done, he said, “Sorry.” Her reply: “No problem.”

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AN AUDIENCE FOR THE KING

A few weeks ago, it occurred to me that I had never read anything by Stephen King. That factoid didn’t fill me with pride. I have absolutely nothing against the man—who may be the most famous and prolific living American author, if statistics like numbers of titles, movie adaptations and book sales mean anything.

Different Seasons

 

 

 

I was watching the movie Stand By Me with my son when…

 

 

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With His Eyes, Mind and Heart

They (or many of us, sometimes loosely quoting a man named Haruki Murakami) say that Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. To me, complaining—in the face or in the absence of pain—is often a way of life.

 

And so it was that a couple of very early mornings ago—and I’ll temporarily spare you my persistent complaints about chronic insomnia—that I accidentally came across a column penned by a man named Steve Gleason that inspired my sleep-reading eyes to open a lot wider. It was written with so much heart, humanity, humility and humor, and it was literally (due to his living with a terrible disease known as ALS and the technology that he now employs) written with his eyes.

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