Saturday, November 28, 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

Mini Thanksgiving

We had a small Thanksgiving yesterday - just the wife, the brother-in-law and myself. Daughters had their own celebration, but due to the living situation of one, and the presence of certain people there, I chose not to go over.

Meanwhile, one daughter is mad about something and refuses to have anything to do with us. When I called to thank her for something, she even refused to return the call. It could be I posted some pro-life or anti-Planned Parenthood pieces on Facebook - but I don't know for sure if that had anything to do with it. It could be something the wife said or posted, and I'm collateral damage. Don't know.



Two daughters will come over today - I'm not on their refusal list.

Pax et bonum

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Paper lanterns

charred paper lanterns
clog Hiroshima's rivers
a child's cry

Pax et bonum

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Listen to that Cat purr ...

Yusuf Islam
returned to offer some musical balm.
This Cat by another name
happily still sounds the same.

Pax et bonum

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Crossing the line

The Wife posted on Facebook an article about "senior discounts." Some companies begin giving them when you hit 55, some start at 60, and some at 65.

I've never really thought of myself as a "senior," though at 60 I now qualify in many eyes. Indeed, this summer, the cashier at a local movie theater gave the good-looking-one and I discounts, though neither of us asked.

But then I saw how many discount-offering businesses were listed in that article.

Many of the places are not ones I frequent, true, but some got me smiling.

Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+) 
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Papa John’s: 25% off (55+) for online orders. Enter the code “AARP25″ when placing your order
Subway: 10% off (60+)
AMC Theaters: Up to 30% off (55+)
Cinemark: Up to 35 % off

There's lots more, but not all of them are local, and, as I noted earlier, I don't go to a lot of them on any kind of a regular basis.

And some of these discounts may not be available at every location - I'll need to check that out. Also, you apparently need to ask for the discount. But I'm thinking it might be time to cross the line and start taking advantage of my "senior" status.

Let's see if some of those young whippersnappers give me a hard time!

Pax et bonum

Chris Christie Clerihew - a bridge too far?

Chris Christie
found the campaign trail twisty.
Maybe he'll view his likely loss
as just another bridge to cross.

Pax et bonum

Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Carson Clerihew

Ben Carson
never claimed he committed arson.
That didn't stop Politico
from reporting, "He may have, you know."

Pax et bonum