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Author Archives: darlakay

The Kindness of Strangers

I have to believe in the inherent goodness of humanity. I rely on it. I’ve built my life around taking advantage of it. I don’t mean “take advantage” in a bad way; I appreciate the hell out of people’s inherent goodness. I remember the first time that I had to ask a stranger for help. … Continue reading »

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Albuquerque in August

A woman rockingOn the sidewalk cornerHer man asleep beside herTents and boxesAnd wrappers and blanketsWhat I see as we drive byA small homeOn the sidewalk cornerA woman sitting cross-leggedRocking inside.  August 11, 2023

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Larkin Poe: An Amazing New Band

New music to me is anything since 1990. Larkin Poe does some rock, but their blues blow me away! And another incredible blues song…

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Quote of the Week — The English Language

The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.― James D. Nicoll

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Spider Babies and their Moms: Nursery Web Spiders (Pisaurina mira)

This five-legged nursery web spider (Pisaurina mira) must have had an adventurous life. Somehow she wound up in my house and overwintered in there and put her egg sac in one of my plants, one that I don’t normally take outside in the summer. I didn’t notice her or the egg sac, but early this … Continue reading »

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Toilet Paper, Yeah, Toilet Paper

I am starting to find this toilet paper controversy a little annoying. Which way should the roll go on? Why does anyone care? I can’t really tell a difference either way. I think anyone who cares is just looking for something to complain about. Here’s the solution. When the toilet paper roll is empty, instead … Continue reading »

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Thanksgiving Pie!

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In My Honest Opinion

The phrase “in my honest opinion” is such a redundancy, and I can’t understand how it’s gained such popular use. Of course whatever you have just stated is your own opinion and not someone else’s whose opinion is different from your own. Who would do that? Honest opinions are even worse. Do you really need … Continue reading »

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Stupid Walmart Deli

What is with those damn Walmart deli workers. There are three of them behind the counter. One is furiously writing in a very important looking ledger. It looks like one is counting chickens or something, and the third is just running around, trying to look busy. No one will acknowledge that I’m standing at the … Continue reading »

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OK, Wow!

I have this blog set up at my own domain. I can think of it as real now. I can’t wait to tell you about all the stuff I think about all day! Like if I were to figure up which food I’ve have eaten the most of in my life by weight, it would … Continue reading »

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