Second-to-Last This Week’s Words

For the Record Between November 1, 2010, and today, counting both the statistics from The Daily Graff and The After Graff: Posts: 1,675 Followers: 1,248 Visitors: 14,869 Comments Left: 15,063 Page Hits: 69,662 I Thank You ALL I had no way of knowing when I launched The Daily Graff nearly 8 years ago (see the… Continue Reading →

Fourth-to-Last This Week’s Words

Announcing The End With gratitude to my long-time followers and apologies to my more-recent followers, I have decided to end my eight-year blogging career on the last Saturday in April. I have a number of “excuses,” but the most important one is that maintaining this blog has become a chore.  It’s not fun anymore. Less-important… Continue Reading →

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A Man of Fewer Words Those of you who have followed me for a long time (some for 7.5 years) know that, until recently, the weekly posts appeared, like clockwork, at 5 minutes after midnight on Friday night (Eastern Time).  You same loyal followers will have noticed that the posts have been getting later and… Continue Reading →

This Week’s Words

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This Week’s Words

I AM AN ARTIST My sculpture exhibit at the local library was front-page news in the local paper a week ago.  In two days I will move the exhibit to the library in the next town, where it will be on display for the month of March.  After 40 years as a manuscript editor and… Continue Reading →

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I’m feeling bad, sad, angry, and helpless over two events this week. 1. This past Saturday afternoon, two beloved police officers were fatally shot responding to a potential domestic situation in Westerville, Ohio (a town we visit often).  Their funerals were today (Friday): Read the CBS news account of the killings. 2. On Valentine’s Day,… Continue Reading →

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One Person to Thank Today I had to do battle with the protective plastic wrap around the cap of a bottle of mouthwash.  I started tearing off the plastic, ended up getting only part of it, and had to use a knife to cut away the rest to free the cap. Once again, I thought… Continue Reading →

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[Health Update: The sciatica pain that sidelined me from blogging for a week is just about gone, but I’m still dealing with pain and difficulty walking due to two bulging disks.  I am scheduled to have an MRI of my spine on Wednesday.] A Full-Circle Delivery In December, I answered a knock at the door… Continue Reading →

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Politics Aside . . . I am aware that my posts have become more political lately, and I have decided that my blog should be a refuge from the world’s chaos, not a commentary on it.  My previous blog was entirely based on humor, was family friendly, and was meant to be uplifting. So I… Continue Reading →

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Anthem, 2018 I have believed in, doubted, and believed in God; I have believed in, doubted, and believed in myself. I have suffered more than some, less than many in my personal crucible. I have a right to be different, a right not to be defined by what “The Norm” is for my gender, a… Continue Reading →

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Let 2018 FINALLY Be the Year! Your experience might be that “New Year’s Resolutions Are Made to Be Broken,” but the fact is that some people make a resolution, stick to it, and it changes their lives. Decide the one thing you would most like to change or do in 2018, and then just DO… Continue Reading →

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