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Odds and Ends No. 73


Kind of a blur week. I can’t remember Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Now Thursday and Friday were easy to remember as it was exactly eight days since I cut the grass last. And a first for me. I wore denim overalls to work in the yard. Why did it take […]

Steamed Rice and You


The week is coming to an end so on the way back home I decided I deserved a treat. I was eager to get back home so Chinese take-out was my solution since I ate at home all week. Steamed rice, chicken with mushrooms and beef with broccoli which punches […]

Odds and Ends No. 68


As strange as it seems, I’m forcing myself to eat salad. I enjoy eating salad out once in a while because I don’t have to make it. But the state of my life demands otherwise. I eat at home more often than not. My eating alone habits rarely include salad. […]

Lunch in Kraków


Only the cup of hot tea remained after a simple meal of two sausages, sauerkraut, with mustard and a piece of farmer’s bread. I sat where I normally sit. Alone at the end of the kitchen table. As I ate, I was flipping pages reading about Moses, Joshua, Philip, and Paul, […]

Odds and Ends No. 64


It was still dark, but I was happy that I awakened for another day. I’m adjusting easier to the coming Fall than I do to changes in life. I may die before I figure it out; if I ever figure it out. My errands were going so well today, that […]

Odds and Ends No. 57


Trash cans out on Monday nights; back in on Tuesdays. The blue can and the green can with its lid open sticking up in the air are staring at me through my window. They have to wait a bit. At eight after one, I was finishing a late lunch. I […]

Odds and Ends No. 51


Today was change toilet seats day. But I violated my top two rules of buying retail. I grabbed a cart and went to a familiar aisle I’d been to before. I picked up my last three smoke detectors. Then I went to the toilet seat aisle to seek out two […]

Odds and Ends No. 47


You can tell what I ate for lunch this week by thumbing through the book I’m reading. A splash of pasta sauce on page 194. A drop of soup on the first page of chapter fifteen. For today, my last slice of bologna, two thin slices of provolone, Dijon mustard […]

Odds and Ends No. 43 (Part 2)


I’ve had the same server for over six years except for today. I couldn’t help notice that Fong sneezed a lot. (Not good for me and my not so immune system.) I noticed that I was the third customer of the day. Not surprised. I walked in soon after they […]