How Mean Was He?

Remember one-up-man-ship?  Like when you could stick it to someone by showing him/her that you had it worse in your day?  You know, the kind of thing that spawned old jokes like: ‘Man we had it bad – the rats in our apartment were bigger than cats!’ ‘Rats?  We didn’t have no rats in our …

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The Marvel of the Age

Being born sometime in the early Cretaceous period, I have not the same affinity with computers as the younger set.  I envy the way in which they spring from the womb with a cell phone growing on their ear and an instant knack for arguing about the relative desirability of features that are ‘essential’ when …

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So Many Blogs, So Little Time

One of the blogs I follow, PoojaG of ‘lifesfinewhine’: https://lifesfinewhine.com/2020/06/12/5-ways-to-keep-readers-coming-back-to-your-blog/ offers tips on expanding the number of ‘followers’ you have.  There are, apparently, those who attempt to carve out their life’s work in blogosphere and the bigger the following, the more likely you’ll attract advertisers willing to pay you for the privilege of gracing your …

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Collecting Roald Dahl Pictures Pt. 1

Collecting Roald Dahl – Magazine images I have been a great fan of the late Roald Dahl for a lot of years.  I’ve written about collecting his books in this blog and, with the encouragement of another Dahl fan, Kristine Howard who runs a Dahl website - https://www.roalddahlfans.com/collecting/where-to-buy/roald-dahl-a-collectors-guide-to-his-first-editions/ I’m planning to enhance the earlier blog …

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