Carpe Christmas Party!

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

Christmas, Office Christmas Party, The Nite Show, Danny Cashman, WABI TV 5, writing, humor, Modern PhilosopherTonight was the Christmas Party for The Nite Show, Modern Philosophers, and it could not have come at a better time.

I had a horrible day at work, we were short staffed, it was wicked busy, and I desperately needed to get the Hell out of there and remember that I am a writer.

The shindig was at The Next Generation Theater, which is where we taped The Nite Show before we moved into our new home at The Gracie.  Returning to that theater brought back some wonderful memories.

My first connection with the show was as a guest five years ago to promote The Retirement Party.  Right there at The Next Generation Theater.  The taping fell on Rachel’s birthday, and The Girl Who Moved Away was in the audience and more than a little tipsy.  I was so nervous in front of the lights, cameras, and…

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Kathleen’s Cuthand Christmas (from Kathleen’s memoirs of the depression)

From Everything Smells Just like Polk Salad by Linda Swain Bethea


We don’t have the money.” I’d heard that so many times I knew not to ask for candy, bright rubber balls, or coloring books at Miss Lonie’s store. If Daddy had a few cents to spare, he’d fill three small brown paper bags with candy for us…..peppermint sticks, gumballs, bubble gum, lollipops. Kits and BB Bats were five for a penny. A few cents

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HOLLY Day 16 – #WorldWatercolorGroup

Holiday cheer from Yesterday After


HOLLY Day 16 - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo HOLLY Day 16 – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

– Winter Wonderland – Day 16  HOLLY

Winter Wonderland 31 Days 31 Paintings Challenge!!!

Yesterday was 16/31 Charlie’s  prompt list says  “HOLLY”  I am joining  doodlewash  if you like to do watercolor painting or ink-wash or sketckes you can still able to join this December Challenge, you’re invited!

This is a little bit a late post for this Holly prompt for Day 16. I made it yesterday, but had no time to post it, so I have posted this right now and I will post later on my today’s painting!

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink pens used  Pigma Micron Black ink #02, white Uni-ball Signo gel pen and a black ink  Pilot Prera…

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Yahoo Mail Craziness or We Don’t Offer Real Tech Support because We Don’t Really Care

Screen shot of Yahoo error message
We don’t Really Offer Tech Support because we don’t really care.

Some folks may know that Yahoo somehow managed to lose the personal information of millions of customers. So, acting on the prompt to protect
myself I changed my password and implemented a two-step verification
process for accessing my email whereby Yahoo sends a code to my phone.

This strategy works beautifully with WordPress but it’s an incompetent
nightmare with Yahoo.

The code arrives and I use it but it’s unrecognized during authentication.

Three codes, three tries and now I’m locked out of my email.

Naturally I looked for a support solution but like Facebook and other large
social media companies there are no people available to intervene in the
madness caused by faulty software.

One would think that companies that make as much money as Yahoo and Facebook would pay a team of support people to help people with a
glitch like this– but no, that might eat into precious profits and give the
customer a sense of respect.

So if you’ve sent me an email to which I have not replied this is why: I’m locked out of my account for 12 hours with no recourse.

I apologize and will respond as soon as I can access my account…

And If that fails I’ll open a new email account with another company.


Rob Goldstein