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  • Toilet Paper Therapy March 21, 2020
    If the current world situation wasn’t stressful enough, I am now dealing with a severe personal problem. I am constipated. But not just mildly constipated. No, I’m backed up like the L.A. freeway at rush hour with a three-car pile-up in the middle-lane. But I am not producing any pile-ups, no matter how often I […]
  • I Demand the Constitutional Right to Wear Chinos February 5, 2020
    The big impeachment trial is ending, which featured lots of horrible behavior. It was all a big $h!+ - slinging contest, in which each side insisted that the other’s $h!+ smelled much worse than theirs. At the end, everyone ended up covered in $h!+ and nothing got done except that a bunch of our tax […]
  • A Much-Needed Sabbatical January 21, 2020
    I began writing Ake’s Pain in May 2011. I have posted over 249 essays which I have compiled into three books. (Book 3 expected release is March 2020).And I need a break. Over the last year, sometimes I have become a little bored of my own writing. Which means, of course, maybe you too – […]
  • Heading Off A Cat-astrophe January 6, 2020
    Here are my most enchanting memories of last year, which never made it into a blog post.  Now there could be hundreds of these moments.  However with my fading memory, I can only remember two.The Cats InvadeWe watched my daughter’s two cats, Dede and Buddy, while she prepared her house for sale. I liked having […]
  • Counting All Angels – That was one big hark! December 17, 2019
    The world in solemn stillness layTo hear the angels singSo many of our favorite Christmas carols make reference to the angels singing in announcing the birth of Christ. The basis for this is Luke 2:13-14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the […]