Just Sent a Book and Letter to Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis is 90 years old. I just watched “the most difficult Hollywood Reporter interview” with him and decided I’d better do this now. He appeared to have been interrupted. He seemed preoccupied, annoyed  and willfully unsympathetic. (The exact opposite of a DeForest Kelley.) So at first I was put off … because I took…

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POTUS D.T. Strikes Again and Again and Again

With a nod of thanks to Medicine.net I’m going to redefine Delerium Tremens as follows: “Delirium tremens: A central nervous system symptom of sane voters which has been noted since the 2016 election. Symptoms include uncontrollable trembling, severe anxiety, sweating, and sudden feelings of terror. Abbreviated DTs.”   U.S. President Delirium Tremens has made one…

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Women’s March on Washington…and The WORLD

  I was so encouraged by the enormous turnout for the Women’s March on Washington, and around the country, and around the world, in immediate reaction to the election of a sexist, misogynistic president. The reactionaries who are protesting it and saying it will bring more DT supporters on board are dead wrong—and they’re the…

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Goodbye Obama Nation, Make Way for the Abomination

I apologize if the title of this blog offends some of you, but I’m hurting tonight. This is the last night the Obama family will inhabit the White House. Tomorrow night a nasty, sexist, racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, pussy-grabbing reprobate will be living there, desecrating the People’s House with his actions and whatever policies his gerrymandered…

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Surgery in February and More

I’ll finally be having my gallbladder taken out in February. Luckily, it hasn’t been bothering me but it needs to come out of there because porcelain gallbladders have a way of turning cancerous and spreading to other organs, and it’s located right next to my liver–definitely not a good organ to move to!   The…

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Kris and Kritters Preview: Fawn in the Canal and Gabriel Raccoon

Just a heads up: Both of these stories end sadly because of teenage boys with grownup toys…but they’re worth telling anyway.   Fawn in the Canal   Huge, racing irrigation canals crisscross the arid half of Washington State. These canals, at least twenty feet deep and sixty feet wide, direct billions of gallons of water…

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Kris and Kritters: Into the Woods with Bears

Into the Woods with Bears  (Sneak preview from upcoming blog series) While we lived in Cle Elum, Washington, our home and property pretty much butted up against a National Forest, so we were well aware of the wildlife that surrounded us.   I was never particularly afraid of the furry neighbors who lived in the…

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Womb Man Has a New Subtitle

Androgynous Kris  by Greg Barton   I’ve been toying with the subtitle of Womb Man to help it more adequately reflect what’s inside. It’s still pretty close to the original subtitle, but just different enough to give it what it needs to accomplish that.   Womb Man is less than 10,000 words in length as…

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Ideological Differences Aside…

No matter which side of the ideological divide you find yourself on (or even if you can place yourself right smack in the middle), I think we can all agree that the current economic and government systems aren’t working for us and haven’t been for a very long time…if they ever were.   In the…

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About Actors and Acting

I stepped out the back door this morning into what felt like “balmy weather” after the past few days of “witch’s tit” cold.  When I looked at the thermometer, it read thirty degrees–still a couple degrees below freezing, but very survivable in jeans and a sweatshirt while caring for the critters.   There’s a 60%…

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