Monthly Archives: November 2017

Late Night Thoughts

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Progress Report circa 1960

Granddad’s life spanned parts of both the 19th and 20th Century, so he saw quite a lot of progress in his time. Here he summarizes some of the changes, especially about distance and travel. There had been wonderful progress in … Continue reading

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More Dirty Talk: Death & Dying

Recently, I’ve posted a couple of blog entries about death & dying. For “The Dirtiest Word I Know,” I included a doodle about our dread of a Black Hole of Death, which prompted a doodle buddy to ask if I … Continue reading

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My Thanksgiving Memories

Thanksgiving triggers vivid memories for many people. And while many fondly recall family trips, gatherings and feasts, my family’s Thanksgiving tradition as I was growing up in the 60’s revolved around going to The Game. If you had to ask … Continue reading

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The Fertile Brain

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Dysfunctional Road Trip Movies

As we enter the holiday season, it’s travel time for a lot of folks. Others of us hunker down at home for the holidays, so it’s time for some road trip movies. And you know, as fun as regular road … Continue reading

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from the Doodle Dictionary

quote from the Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce…

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Parentheses

“Mike’s dead.” The phrase echoed down to the depths of my soul, not just when I first heard the news, but every time I heard it and every time I had to say those words, breaking the bitter news to … Continue reading

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Lost in Thought — A Whole Other Country

Have you seen this man?

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Career Advising, early 20th Century

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey taught in rural Texas schools from 1900 until 1919. Here he describes talking to to two young students about what they wanted to do with their lives. There were two boys in that School that I … Continue reading

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