My New Year's Resolution for 2019 is not to be healthier, be nicer, work smarter, stay happier, or some other falderal that one should be doing everyday anyway, nope, not this year.  I have made those sorts of self-improvement resolutions in the past and I usually kept...

It is not uncommon for the first snow to fall as late January in the Midwest, and no snow was forecast or fell in Illinois on Christmas 2018.  Children were probably disappointed and the young at heart too.  It was a little silly for me to be disappointed because snow...

Each year my pain is worse, all sorts of pain, with assorted causes, it keeps getting worse.  I am also losing function, which is probably to be expected with the years that I am carrying, but I am not ready for it.  So as a 2018 New Year's Resolution to try to amelior...

As the vast majority on this Earth know, in a life without money the thing to do is to make do.  For the last half century I have held my pride and my nose and picked over the sometimes smelly, sticky, or oddly used things offered up in thrift shops or garage sales....

One must quaff the bitter cup of age, slug it down.  Drink to the dregs of infirmity.  One has no choice, but these "golden years" are not as sweet as promised.

'twas all a pretty, careless lie.

Caption:  Quaff The Bitter Cup Of Age

by Annmarie Throckmorton 2018

Since she survived without a scratch, there are a couple of funny things about a bear chasing Grandma Throcky out of the woods.  First, Grandma Throcky was an extraordinarily competent woman, so for her to have to run from anything is funny in and of itself.  She could...

For want of family on this sacred holiday, I gave myself some small solace in cooking exciting food from all around the world:

premium cooked ham — mystery but the tin claims to have been inspected in the USA

sweet potatoes in syrup — USA

dark morello cherries — Hungary

pe...

I am so glad that I went all out in preparing holiday celebrations for my parents in the last years that I had them here in life with me.   Ooft, I have such good memories.  I have other wonderful Christmas memories too, from places far away and people long ago....

In San Diego, after the sailor showed me his yacht, we talked for awhile on shore at a pleasant restaurant, drinking tea and eating dim sum.  He was stingy in ordering the tasty, bite-sized portions from the carts that pretty Asian girls wheeled through the large, open...

This shadow of a resting Moai is exactly as it appears on my wall, how droll.

Caption:  Shadow Of A Moai Resting Above My Draperies

photograph by Annmarie Throckmorton 2018

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Caption:  Moai statues of Easter Island

Moai are monolithic human figures...