OTHER COOL THINGS is the blog page where I go off topic. In other words, this is a page where I ramble about a wide variety of subjects which have nothing to do with the Cross House restoration or Emporia.

OTHER COOL THINGS is where I might suggest a great new restaurant. Or a movie I enjoyed, or book. Or a favored blog.

OTHER COOL THINGS may — fasten your seat belt — open discussions about dangerous subjects such politics or religion.

OTHER COOL THINGS will, in short, be a page where I ramble about anything which captures my special attention. Like, perhaps, a nice moment I had with my favorite cat Gilda.

I love comments, so please do not hesitate to toss your two cents in, even if you disagree with me.

My blog posts are below. Enjoy!

 

Gilda. My favorite ever cat.

Gilda. My favorite ever cat.

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Tee-hee.

Somebody left my all-time favorite comment on this post. Scroll down to the comments. You might enjoy my response!

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SQUEE Update

Democrats have retained control of the US Senate. Democrats still have a chance to retain control of the US House. There are 21 elections (I think) still not called.  

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A POLITICAL REMINDER

In 2018, on election night, it looked like a Red wave. A lot of people were freaking out. Slowly though, over a period of three days, it developed that a Blue wave had happened, the largest since 1974.   In 2020, on election night, it looked like a Red wave, and that Trump might have…

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If You Have Not Voted Yet…

This is, obviously, a political post. Please scroll down if interested.                                           …remember this tomorrow:        

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A Tiny Intervention Involving Eight Legs

There was a small clump of lint on my floor. I took a broom to it. The clump…moved. Huh? I bent down. It took a moment to realize what I was looking at. A large-ish spider (2-inches?) had gotten its eight legs tangled in the lint. It could move, sorta, but it could not walk….

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Why Voting Is Vital

This is a political post. If you are interesting in supporting good over evil, please scroll down.                                     Bo Hines is the Republican nominee for the United States House of Representatives in North Carolina. From the Democratic Congressional Campaign…

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Reality Really Should Matter

This is a political post. Scroll down if interested.                                 I keep saying this: I am a proud Democrat. Why? Because my party works hard to make life better for most Americans. The Republican party though has now devolved to…

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You Have a Choice In November

This is a political post. Scroll down if interested.                         Recently, here in conservative Kansas, voters stunned the nation by resoundingly voting NO to deny women the right to control their own bodies. The Republican party though is determined to nonetheless control women. This…

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Spook

My lovely Spook moved to Florida a few hours ago. He was part of three litters I saved, back-to-back, in 2008 (I think). 14 kittens, total. Spook was, above all, an enormously gentle soul. Never aggressive to me, my friends, or all the other kitties. He was also gorgeous. Regal, too, and…no doubt…part lion. He…

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Get Ready. And SHOUT!

Y’all know Kenny. He’s been very generous to the Cross House. Today is his birthday. So, I invite y’all to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our birthday boy. But, we need to shout so he can hear us.      

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A Zen Cat

   

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A Furry Box. Of Love.

   

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A Moment Captured

     

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A Sad Day

Today, I arrived at the Cross House and parked. Before leaving the car, I checked for a news update on my iPhone, as I normally do. And then…I cried. The news seemed impossible. She has been Queen my entire 65 years. While my life has been tumultuous, she was always, you know, there, rock steady….

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Bella…

     

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Before. After.

    My online vintage lighting store.               The fixture is not large (at 16-wide) so is ideal for, say, a small dining room, bedroom, or foyer. I can also envision the chandelier in one of those 1930s bathrooms with colorful tiles trimmed in black.       My online vintage lighting store….

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A Tale Of Two Parties

This is a political post. If interested, please scroll down…                                   I have done numerous posts about how hard the Democratic Party works to help makes the lives of most Americans better. Conversely, the Republican Party works hard to…

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That Sound You Hear?

This is a post about freedom Scroll down.                                     Today, in conservative Kansas, We The People resoundingly voted NO to deny all women the freedom to choose what is right for them. And that sound you hear? That…

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Something Here Is Not Like The Others

     

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Death Grip

       

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