Thursday, May 22, 2014


Emily wants everyone to know that her husband, John Cullum, is amazingly un squeamish, when it comes to some of the nasty tasks they have to deal with, as owners of a building. It amazes Emily, how bravely John handles these things.

John says "I'm very squeamish," and explains that handling "nasty tasks" is like acting -- you play that you're brave, and then you are brave.

Monday, May 19, 2014


I mmm and hmm. 

A thought hits me.

It pings in my mind.

I mmm and hmm.  If it keeps pinging and echoing, I write it down on a list called "New Posts."

Yes, I grab onto topics that echo, but dodge major news.

Like  that lost Malaysian airplane -- my own interest in it showed me loud and clear, how tragic events take one's mind off the unsolvable doom stuff -- ignored environmental issues, looming threats, clashes between countries, races, and religions.

Oh my goodness, once I open the doomful thoughts door I am inundated -- super-pacs buying the next election, voter's rights, guns-guns-guns right here in my neighborhood etcetera.... etcetera... (That's my "Yul Brynner" quote from the "King and I" musical.)

So the light bulbs go off for lots of things to write about, that I don't want to write about.

Plant a seed in my flower pot, and a Merlin wise blog will grow.

YOU tell me -- email me, send a comment -- what's major, minor, nagging on your mind?