Dog Days of Summer: Meet The New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

St. Augustine Record; August 15, 2021 So what's left of your summer plans, hmm? Got Stevie Nicks tickets? Oh, wait. Oh, okay fine. Well, there's always the Florida Georgia Line. Oh, wait. Okay, films then. We all need a good 'ol blockbuster to forget our troubles for a couple of hours. How about the new …

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Continued Idle Thoughts: Anyone For a Holly Jolly Christmas?!

Santa, self-isolating somewhere in Florida Who says it isn't a normal Christmas? Why just this morning we watched on the news how airports are again teeming with people, ready to travel back home and infect Mom, Dad, Auntie, and Grandpa. 'Tis better to give than receive after all. Health experts suggest getting a covid test …

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Continued Idle Thoughts: This is NOT Your Grandmother’s Q-Tip!

Source: AP/KSAT Breaking News! Your humble blogger decided to get tested. Yes, after watching for months now all the video images of people having a cotton swab shoved up their nose, I thought I'd like to be featured on the news too. Unfortunately nary a journalist was there to chronicle the event. I'm apparently about …

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Continued Idle Thoughts: Raising Spirits and Eyebrows

(With respectful apologies to blogger Leslie at Praying for Eyebrowz) Funny, the hair stylist makes this look so easy each time..." Barber shops are now open here, but I remain resolute that I will steer clear of such perilous primp. I am, however, noticing that the 'ol eyebrows are taking a frightful turn towards Leonid …

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Continued Idle Thoughts: “I Don’t Know, What Do You Want to Do?”

Keep moving, folks. Nothing to see here... As the days begin to blend together, I feel a strong kinship now to Violet, the Dowager Countess of Downton. What's a weekend? Someone on social media recently asked, "What Do You Miss?" Nearly all of the comments from people were endearing: getting together with friends, hugging relatives, …

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I Gotta Right to Sing The Blues

Screen shot of S&P 500 via Google 4/15/2020 Bylaw 1.7(a)(4-3) of this blog's charter states... 'A topical post relevant to retirement must be published at least three times a year.' "Seriously?! You're really going to take your readers THERE? You could also write about the virtues of removing impacted wisdom teeth; people are about as …

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Continued Idle Thoughts: Come Pray With Us in Florida!

River at Tampa Bay Church Source: Tampa Bay Times After resisting earlier calls to enact a stay-at-home order, the governor here in Florida finally issued one earlier this week. It mirrors those of other states, allowing citizens to go out to grocery stores, visit a healthcare provider, fill up a car at a gas station, …

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