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Wednesday, August 31, 2016


     Welcome to another Wednesday Hodgepodge. A few more school districts in the Granite State began their school year this week. The rest should follow suit the day after Labor Day, on Tuesday next. We are still experiencing a drought. Fortunately our artesian well is still providing us with copious amounts of cold, clean water. 
     Thank you Joyce for another series of questions. 

1.  Are there any men or women in blue on your family tree?
     I think that I am the only member of my family to have donned a police uniform. My older brother joined the U.S. Air Force the same year that I did and Air Force uniforms are blue. Does that count?

2. Are you someone who suffers from the Sunday night blues? What helps you get over it?
     I am not! When I am blue from time to time and a number of things help get me through those times . In no particular order, I color in my coloring book, I watch tv, I read the Bible or other spiritual oriented book, I also read secular material as well. Sometimes I just sit quietly and pray silently. These things have been effective for me.

3. I read the color blue is an appetite suppressant since there are very few naturally blue foods out there. How do you feel about blue cheese? Love it or blech? If you're a fan, what's something you like that's made with blue cheese?
     Blue Cheese is not one of my favorite foods. I do enjoy blue cheese salad dressing. That would be about it.

4. We can't head in to the Labor Day weekend without a related question, can we? Complete this thought: I work best when____________________. 
     ...left alone to complete my tasks.

5. 'Everything yields to diligence.' Antiphanes Your thoughts? (on this particular quote or on diligence in general)
     I respectfully disagree. I have witnessed, and experienced, failure that occurred after being dilligent and meticulous. Sometimes, no matter what you do things will go bad. Granted those times may be rare but they do occur.

6. The National Park Service turned 100 years old on August 25th. Have you been to many of America's National Parks? If so share with us a favorite or two. Which National Park would you most like to visit before the next birthday rolls around?
     I have been to two National Parks, three if you count Niagara Falls. The two are White Mountain National Park here in the Granite State and Yosemite National Park in California. I would love to visit Yellowstone National Park sometime soon.

7.  Bid farewell to August in seven words or less.
     August, you went by too fast...again!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
     Colin Kaepernick is a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. He has created quite a kerfuffle when he refused to stand for the national anthem that is routinely played before football games. When asked why, he said that he refuses to show respect to the flag of a country that oppresses it's citizens of color. He said that he will continue to sit until things change. He went on to spout the Black Lives Matter diatribe and propaganda.
     Mr. Kaepernick has every right to sit during the national anthem and to criticize the country that makes it possible for a black man to attain great wealth as he has done. Mr. Kaepernick is a black man who was raised by caucasian parents. 
     Mr. Kaepernick is a JERK for doing so and his protest is born out of ignorance and false information. So, Mr. Kaepernick can join that long line of contemptible people who can kiss me where the good Lord split me!
     Other than that I have no strong opinions on the matter.


  1. I find it so disappointing when people with significant means and a platform choose to go off about what's wrong with America. I read a great 'open letter' from a police officer and I hope CK saw it. Hope you have a good day! I've been to the White pretty!

  2. Your random thought is spot on and I completely concur! His actions in my eyes...DEPLORABLE! Hey, thank you for your service as a police officer. You are appreciated!

  3. Thank You for your service. My boys best friends dad is a Wisconsin State Trooper. The stories he has!! I am so thankful for all of you in blue!!

    YES!!! to your random!

  4. I thank you for your service Sir! My father was a police officer as well.
    I agree with your # 5 on diligence, sometimes it's not for lack of effort.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  5. I couldn't agree more with your random thought. You said it far more eloquently than I would have. People like him just piss me off. Thank you for your years of service as a police officer. I never thought of how you answered #5 but that is so true. Have a good week!!

  6. Love your random and feel exactly the same. I've been to Niagara Falls, but am not sure it's a National Park. One of the Seven Wonders, perhaps. I always enjoy your HP!!

  7. That definitely counts. Putting your lives before others and serving our country is such a brave thing to do. Niagara Falls in on my bucket list. I agree with your random.

  8. Thank you for your service.

    And I agree, Kaepernick is a butthole! He should be thankful the country he hates so much pays him an exorbitant wage for playing sports. He couldn't cut it if he had to get a real job.