The LAST This Week’s Words

The newsletter is a “Go”! After I mentioned the possibility last week, I have had enough interest in an e-mailed newsletter that I have decided to create one quarterly, with the first one in June.  It will be an informal newsletter, possibly containing humor, personal updates, photos, commentary, poetry, etc.  If you would like to… Continue Reading →

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 →

Third-to-Last This Week’s Words

The Ultimate Insult One of my lifelong pet peeves has been the habit of restaurants to serve biscuits or rolls with one little pat or one tiny tub of butter for each roll.  It’s a known law of the universe that it takes at least one little pat or one tiny tub of butter for… 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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