Category Archives: The Sunshine State

Where it’s too hot to think straight…

A visit to Turkey Creek Sanctuary

There’s always something different to see at Turkey Creek.

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Rock n Roll Crossword Puzzle Solution

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Free crossword puzzle!

I’ve been having a lot of fun recently creating puzzle books. Right now I’m working on a book of crossword puzzles that should be published later this year. Here’s a downloadable freebie that’s not in the book. You can find … Continue reading

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On Abortion

Posted on March 22, 2022 by catspah This essay was originally posted on the old Atheist View website in 2014 or thereabouts and reposted to this new blog a couple of months ago. It bears repeating right now. So here it is again… … Continue reading

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If I’m just a fictional character, can I be Elle Woods?

According to Nick Chater, we know nothing about anything, even ourselves. I suppose that’s an oversimplification. But in an excerpt from his book The Mind is Flat* over at BigThink, he lays out the evidence to show that we make … Continue reading

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Don’t sleep, there are roaches*

Funnily enough, I recently heard a “did you know” kind of clip on the radio and one of the things they mentioned was that in a recent survey, 69% of responders said they couldn’t sleep if they knew there was … Continue reading

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DIY home renovation: the hall bathroom

 First, the movie: I did my best over the years to never go into the hall bathroom. I didn’t even want to clean it, because it never looked clean no matter what I did. It was just gross. Hubs and … Continue reading

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Memories of 1979: The concerned racist…

I was a dancerette in high school. Do they still have those? They’re performers–all girls back in my day–who do routines at halftime with the marching band. Left to right: Debra Propst, Me, and Alice McManus1979 I didn’t know such … Continue reading

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As my mother lay dying…

When I entered her hospital room in Cape Canaveral that day in mid July of 2020, I hadn’t seen my mother in over a year, and before that, rarely. I was going for estrangement; she was clawing for reconciliation. But … Continue reading

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Chocolate ice cream is my drug of choice…

  This is actually a picture of vegan ice cream. I’d like to go on record as never being a vegan and never considering eating vegan ice cream. I, frankly, don’t see the point. Nonetheless, this picture belongs to veganbaking.net … Continue reading

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