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A cat tale

You might have noticed I haven’t been writing much lately. But I have reasons, or excuses, depending on how you feel about cats. Mousse, my beloved kitty for 16 years, died in early April. And as you might imagine, I… Read More ›

A bit of Flatiron history

Some readers might recognize these rock formations as The Flatirons, a Boulder, Colorado, landmark. Symbol of the city, they rise from the foothills just southwest of town and are visible from miles away. (Weather permitting, they can be seen with… Read More ›

Ah, typewriters

  Anyone my age, and certainly any former editor/writer my age, will recall some years spent pounding the keys of a manual typewriter. Mine was a Royal portable, and it was definitely a hate/hate relationship. You see, I didn’t take… Read More ›

When iceboxes were cool

Before electric refrigerators were introduced, Americans used iceboxes. Those of you more than a few years younger than I probably never had one and frankly, I don’t particularly remember the one my family had. What I do remember is the iceman who… Read More ›

Share the ‘Joy’

According to the YouTube notes, “Joy” is one of the best instrumentals of all time, and I agree. (I owned all the instrumentals.) It’s from the British studio group Apollo 100 and features keyboardist Tom Parker. “Joy” (1972) made it… Read More ›