Have you ever thought about where the name of the street you live on came from? I’m not talking about the easy ones like Elm, Maple and Main, but some of the others not so much.
Memorial Day Ramblings
I’m sitting here on this Memorial Day wondering why I never seem to write any more. It’s not that I don’t have the time anymore, now that I am “semi-retired” I have more time than ever. But instead of using that time in productive ways, I waste it away watching YouTube videos or playing games on my phone.
Over Forty Years Without One
As those of you have read this blog in the past know. I have become somewhat comfortable with using technology. But then, something happens making me shake my head and set me back Yes, as you can tell I had an issue with a piece of technology this week.
That Stupid Rock
The name of this blog is Odds and Ends. I chose that name because I wanted it to be a place where I could write about anything, This post is of the Odd variety.
You know for fifty some odd years I would go out for walks in the woods to relax. I would smell the smells of nature, hear the sounds of the birds, the wind and the water. When I was done I would go home and be done with the whole experience until the next time. Then I came across that stupid rock.
A Trip Down Memory Lane
So the other day I was driving down Main Street here in “Honest Town” admiring the beautiful architecture and thinking what a place this must have been back in the 1890’s and early 1900’s. Just like many other towns in New England you will see names and building dates on these buildings. Then a sobering thought struck me.
The Grand Trunk Railroad
One result of the mild winter we have been experiencing is I have had more time to spend outside walking through the woods, searching for the skeletons that may be out there. One of our local skeletons is what is called the Grand Trunk Railroad, There are bones everywhere.Continue reading “The Grand Trunk Railroad”
Duck and Cover
I got to spend some time behind the dirty windshield this week. It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance. I did a six hour round trip to Maine.
No Pizza for You
Anyone who has followed my various writings through the years knows how much I just love technology. Look how easy everything is now. We can order anything we need through our phones, books, televisions, dog food, pizza, and… Oh, wait, let’s take pizza off the list.Continue reading “No Pizza for You”
What’s the matter Lassie
When did mega corporations determine they know what is best for us? Who gave them the right to decide what I want in my automobile, phone, breakfast cereal, etc.? Who are they to decide how I am going to live my life?Continue reading “What’s the matter Lassie”
Under or Over
Which do you prefer – under or over? From the top or from the bottom? Now get your mind out of the gutter, I am not referring to what you are thinking. Rather I’m curious as to which way you prefer your toilet paper to unroll?