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Enough Guns,  Enough Stuff, & the Rationale

Enough Guns,  Enough Stuff, & the Rationale

I have finally figured out the situation with Clarence and our deer.  The deer are so afraid of him that whenever he shows up they come huddle around the house…

Clarence, Subcontracting and The Bionic Deer

Clarence, Subcontracting and The Bionic Deer

There is an old story about a woman in West Virginia who was seeing a man named Clarence.  After a few years he abandoned her with a child on the…

Loafers, Expanding Stuff & Beagle Brat

Loafers, Expanding Stuff & Beagle Brat

My bride Management just bought me a new pair of shoes. I am concerned. Are we getting ready to have another one of those Averett improvement campaigns? As you know…

Naming Spiders, Flying Ace and Fat Boy vs Slim

Naming Spiders, Flying Ace and Fat Boy vs Slim

I had a few suggestions for a name for the garden spider on my office window. Considering I only have four readers it seems that all of them responded. The…

Fat Boy, Naming a Spider and Moving Stuff Home

Fat Boy, Naming a Spider and Moving Stuff Home

I am in a terrible situation. For most of my life I have had stuff spread out over, at the least, several counties and usually over several states. As of…

Achieving my Goal, The Ick Factor, and Chunky Dunkin’

Achieving my Goal, The Ick Factor, and Chunky Dunkin’

I just achieved a personal goal and I am rather pleased with myself. A few years ago I had a little incident where my blood pressure was elevated. This concerned…

Spiders, Beagles, & Moving Heavy Things

Spiders, Beagles, & Moving Heavy Things

Apparently word gets around in the spider world as well as it does around here with people.  I started out with Octavia, an Orb spider who builds her web just…

Wild Things, Playing Spades with Humans and Tying Her Up

Wild Things, Playing Spades with Humans and Tying Her Up

Last night we heard a noise on the back porch indicating that one of the wild things from the wild woods was on the porch eating cat food. Now, I…

Boy Collections, Side-seat Drivers and Big Eyes

Boy Collections, Side-seat Drivers and Big Eyes

My Girl-child just sent me the above picture of my Grand-Brats. Like most grandparents I like to whip out pictures of them to show off. Unfortunately, I don’t have any…

Serving Take-Out, Walking Tall and Test-Driving Kittens

Serving Take-Out, Walking Tall and Test-Driving Kittens

A few weeks ago I signed up Grand-brat #3 for preschool. I cheerfully admit I did this before discussing this with his parents but that is a grandparent’s prerogative. In…

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