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!
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…Continue Reading
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….Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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….Continue Reading
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….Continue Reading