Queen(s), Queer, and the #AtoZchallenge

As seems to be the norm lately, this one will pull double-duty. Possibility of being offended, so, proceed with caution. I’ve known Queen, the band, about as long as I can remember listening to music. I remember Johnny Cash and “A Boy Named Sue” on 8-track in my Mom’s car. I remember Jim Croce and…

Peace and Pulp Fiction, #AtoZchallenge and #SoCS

Peace and Pulp Fiction? What’s they’s gots in common, you might ask? Nothing that I can really see, other than they both start with P and I decided to write a quick split column with both the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt (peace/piece) and one of my favorite movies. I couldn’t come up with anything to…

Oscar D. Boxer, #AtoZchallenge

This was originally titled an Ode to Oscar, but this isn’t really an ode. It’s more a paean, but without the lyrical quality. I looked up odes, but they’re very complicated with three varieties, some in verse, and I don’t have lyre to accompany this anyway. I could’ve waited, I guess, and gone with Paean…

Nuts – #AtoZchallenge

A quick one, because it’s been a nutty day and I’m mentally exhausted. I started thinking of this blog when I put some pecans (best nut in the world) on my lunchtime salad. A couple of random things about nuts that popped into my head while I grazed. Peanuts The peanut is a legume, which…

Mammon, M in the #AtoZchallenge

Ye cannot serve both God and mammon. – (Pick a Bible, King James mostly) [Warning: I ramble a bit in this one – more than usual.] I originally was going with “money” until 11 years of Catholic school kicked in and “Mammon” popped into my brain. I’ve always loved that word, mammon. Just sounds impressive,…

Lauren and Casey; Casey and Lauren #AtoZchallenge

Lauren and Casey. Casey and Lauren. Turdbirds Numbers One and Two (no idea, ask my Mama where she got that nomenclature from -- hmmm, might've been Meme). Even though they have singly and, sometimes, as a unit driven me slightly bonkers (and they've been threatened with defenestration), I can't imagine what my life would be…

Kitties, The #AtoZchallenge

Now, if push ever came to shove, I'm a dog person deep down. Choosing between either one isn't a choice, I'm going dog every time. However, I do love my kitties. Over the years, I've had some great and awful cats: Mittens, who died too young and chased three dogs away from my brother Kirk when…