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Jim's Jottings

On a recent Tiger

I've been a Detroit Tigers fan a long time. It was long ago when I wrote to team owner Walter Briggs, Sr. and asked if I could try out for a pitcher's post. I was probably 15-years-old....more >>

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Medicare Part G-Nursing Home plan

and other interesting stuff

Say you and I are older citizens and can no longer take care of ourselves then the government says, "There is no Nursing Home care available for you." What do we do? We opt for Medicare Part G....more >>

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Time to laugh!

Spread the laughter, share the cheer, Let's be happy while we're still here! * * * Stuff you didn't know you didn't know. Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled, "Gentlemen only… Ladies Forbidden" and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language....more >>

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Sanctuary, glitch & more

Sanctuary is such a comforting word, a place of refuge, brought into our language by the Hebrews, and expanded quickly through the Christian church. Then a people movement in about 1989 expanded the use of the word sanctuary to city limits on the west coast....more >>

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Mickey the Poet and the not-so Supremes

Mickey Hiatt and I have been golf buddies, drinking buddies and friends for a whole lot of years. I just ran across some poems he wrote in his Catholic elementary school, after which he broke his pencil, found girls, went in the Army and aged....more >>

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Follow the sounds, and remember Horace

This Best of Jim's Jottings first appeared on July 8, 2009. Our exposure to politicians is almost suffocating. There is a lot of braying around and there will be more of them trumpeting from the other side of the political fence....more >>

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Joe Dirt

I'm sure we are all creatures of habit, and lock our minds into unrelated topics. Sunday, March 14 had a very strange beginning for me. I awoke at 7 a.m., and again at 10 a.m., just in time to watch Chris Wallace's Sunday morning news....more >>

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I like fireworks as much as the next guy, just won't spend my money on it

Soon after lighting a fire cracker, at about the age of 10 (which was about the same time I started appreciating clanging coins in my pocket) I made a lifetime commitment: To stop bursting money into the air....more >>

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Going thru some changes in life

I guess I'm going through the same changes in life that my dad did (and there is absolutely no hint or indication it can be related to Bruce Jenner nor Caitlyn). My change in life is when it comes to the changes in music....more >>

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Witching with my brother-in-law

(This from the way back archives -- the 1970s!) * * * At certain times I'm skeptical about various things or people, but basically I believe what people tell me, unusual or not. Like black panthers or leopards, fortune telling, and witching wells....more >>
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