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Although there doesn’t seem to be anything definitive in mainstream academia, I recently heard on YouTube that the honorific "Sir" in ancient Sumerian* meant "Big Snake"; conjuring up images of men in antiquities greeting each other with a hearty,...

I ought to be an otter and simply play.

I enjoy creating my own illustrations and artwork, but this otter photograph by Otter Family is perfect as it is, so I simply created the frame for it.

Caption:  Otter Family, by Otter World

framed for non-commercial use by Annmarie...

The phrase "Ladies and Gentlemen" used to signal the start of an exciting event, the evening news was on TV; the audience would come to order, the circus had begun. The demise of "Ladies and Gentlemen" is an annoying change, but a change which will eventually make ever...

My doctor recently asked me if I had intended to lose weight because apparently I have lost some weight.  I simply replied "No." which was true and false depending on how you look at it.  I want to be lighter because it helps with my pain and mobility, but formal dieti...

There is a little story behind this little painting, that I choose not to tell.

Caption:  Hippopotamus Chasing A Dream

watercolor by Annmarie Throckmorton, painted half a lifetime ago

When I cruised the Caribbean Sea on Carnival Cruise Line, going to many of the islands southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America, I was still under the influence of academia and the mainstream m...

Visible to the naked eye, tiny Paramecia are widespread in freshwater, brackish, and marine environments.  I am feeling lower than a Paramecium, and I wish I could just go hang out in a marine environment, by myself.

Caption:  Feeling Lower Than A Paramecium

by Annmarie...

I am of the age when one thinks of downsizing–into a little urn.

Please note that this post is tagged as humor.

Caption:  Aging Selfie At Seventy

by Annmarie Throckmorton 2019

As my avatar AdroitWaterBear I recently posted this response to Mr. Nichols' claim that Blacks have many more requirements than Whites to make their hairstyle suitable for work.

Jesse Lee Peterson - YouTube channel

"Jesse Tells Jason Nichols Why He Is Gonna Put Blacks Ba...