Slim Randles

Dogs Are, Well, Great

Let’s all take a moment to stop what we are doing and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr as we commemorate his birthday today. If only his dream of equality and justice for all could come true for people of color everywhere. In years past, I’ve written about Dr. King and his legacy here on …

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#Fridayreads – Commentary and Humor

Something to make us smile before the heavy stuff. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Remembering January 6th. This from NBC News in Washington “Two years after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, faith leaders, lawmakers and those who defended the U.S. Capitol will gather in Washington, D.C., to reflect on events that are still reverberating through the country’s political and judicial …

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All I Want For Christmas…

Since Christmas is fast approaching, faster than my preparations are going, I’m going to let Slim Randles entertain you, while I dash off to bake some cookies. Mine won’t be quite as pretty as these, but I’ll do my best. This post from Slim is a repeat of one from a few years ago, but …

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Book Recommendation and More

Since winter is closing in, I thought a picture of a pretty flower would brighten what is otherwise a cloudy day here in my corner of the world. Somebody posted this on Twitter the other day, and it so perfectly says something about me. It took me a long time to realize that the trigeminal …

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Post-Thanksgiving Thoughts

Happy Day after Thanksgiving and Black Friday and all that. Lots of folks have been out and about, shopping for the great bargains, and better them than me. I’ve been happy to be home, reading a good book and eating yummy leftovers from our feast yesterday. I’ve been reading No Strangers Here by Carlene O’Connor, …

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Winter Wonderland

Even though Winter doesn’t officially start until December 21, it’s already making itself known in many parts of the country. A friend in Montana has been posting pictures and weather updates on Twitter every morning, and it is bitter cold there. Temps in the single digits. And snow. Lots of snow falling almost every day …

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Nothing Quite as Nice as an Evening in the Country

While I always enjoy Slim Randles’ humor, there’s something special about his essays, in which he takes reflective look at live in a poetic way. This one about country evenings is a keeper. Enjoy… But first a treat. I don’t think it’s too soon for testing the pumpkin pies many of us will be serving …

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Friday Fun and More

First off, I’m so excited about taking first place in the photography entries in the Sherman Art League annual show. When I dropped my entries early on Thursday and saw the other photographs already entered, I’d pretty much decided that my humble offerings wouldn’t garner more than a passing glance from the judge. In fact, …

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The Blessings of Friendships

What would we do without our friends? Next to family members who’ve been so good to me during my lifetime, I’ve treasured my friends the most. Ones I’ve known for a ages and used to see in person a lot many moons ago – before my move and COVID and all the aches and pains …

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