Opening the curtains of theater of the mind.

Radio comes full circle. I must had been about four-years-old when I became aware of radio. Radio mostly broadcast live from New York, Chicago, and from my hometown of Los Angeles or Hollywood. And back then it was not referred to as “Old-time radio.” Or as some call it today, ‘OTR.’ Some programs were broadcastContinue reading “Opening the curtains of theater of the mind.”

Oh my. How did its feathers come off?

Chicken business. My dad received a letter in the mail from the county health department. It was 1953 in East Los Angeles and the letter informed my dad he had to get rid of all his chickens. Obviously, a neighbor had complained of the chicken noise and ruckus. Lots of hen clucking and roosters crowing.Continue reading “Oh my. How did its feathers come off?”

Twitter is mean to me.

I am crushed. Twitter has suspended my account. What for? Why? What did I say? I have never resorted to profane language nor threats or wish anyone harm. I never post questionable images or photos. No images at all. None. Nada. However, on occasion I use cartoonish metaphors. For example, for the words meaning BS,Continue reading “Twitter is mean to me.”

Letters to: Ask Uncle Charlie.

Ask Uncle Charlie. Dear Uncle Charlie, It’s about my brother and his wife. Actually, it’s about him, his wife and his two Persian cats and a gray parrot named Archimedes. It’s about them all when they come to visit our home. The problem is when my brother and his ‘Animal-rights’ wife come to visit, theyContinue reading “Letters to: Ask Uncle Charlie.”

This must be correct.

Public notice: As you know I am not one to create confusion or controversy. Right? So with my Ernest attempt to be politically correct and gender neutral, I am requesting my grandchildren to no longer refer to me as Pops, Papa, dear grandfather, or revered grandpapa. Instead I request them to refer to me asContinue reading “This must be correct.”

I’m almost certain our toilet will be shown onYouTube.

I’m worried about Sheba my lovely and dedicated anonymous spouse. What worries me about Sheba is that in the not too distant past she has left the toilet lid up a time or two. Opened to the world to see. We have a community filled with kitties. All belonging to nearby neighbors. I’m afraid theContinue reading “I’m almost certain our toilet will be shown onYouTube.”

You should whisper when holding an iPhone.

Is this 1984 revisited? Not only do walls have ears but so do iPhones. Many times while grazing through Facebook I had come across subject matter that was part of a discussion wife and I had previous. Thinking maybe just coincidence it shows up as an ad on Facebook. I know we had discussions aboutContinue reading “You should whisper when holding an iPhone.”

A Poem.

By C. Ronald Oldenfatt Please listen to me. Oh please, a warm conversation Is desired between two of us. We can Give and take from each other. By quietly speaking one’s feelings and emotions Into a Climax of mutual affirmation. And belief of one another. Speak from the heart. Listen from the heart. Let’s beContinue reading “A Poem.”