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Sunday, January 01, 2023

I have in my drawer five(5)Kindles. None of them work. Neither does the last one I bought.

 In a triumph of hope over experience I ordered my sixth Kindle.  None of them worked very well, but the new acquisition does not work at all.  So now I have six Kindles, none of them good for anything.   Would Amazon accept them in exchange for something useful?  That's not how capitalism works, Virginia.

So now I must choose other sources to satisfy my need for something, anything, to read.  The local library is too far uphill for me to use while breathing.  Barnes & Noble sometimes has something I haven't read. My best source, however, is the local Good Will.  I have found some good books there, along with lots of dreck.

Saturday, December 03, 2022

A court case as complex as Jarndyce vs Jarndyce

 I started it all by moving to Maryland, but that is a tale for another day.  Covid had taken over the entire economy and no-one could do anything. When the smoke of battle cleared temporarily some normal activities tentatively were resumed,  but only on a conditional basis, I needed  to change my drivers license from Delaware to Maryland.  I looked at the website for the Maryland Motor vehicle Department and gathered together what I thought were the necessary documents to make this change.  I was wrong.  My Medicare card was not the proper substitute for my Social Security card.  So back to square one.

After a bout or two of anemia and a couple of blood transfusions, I assembled the paperwork again, with the addition of a report from my eye doctor, and reported back to the DMV.  All my paperwork was impeccable this time.  But when my application was submitted, a couple of other states had problems with me, and a mystifying letter was handed to me.  I had to clear myself with two states, New Jersey and Delaware.

We moved out of New Jersey in 2004, and I didn't  remember murdering anyone in the state.  So I turned to my State Senator.  He and his staff made no progress with the various agencies either.  I decided to let the matter rest for a while.  Meanwhile Delaware sent me a letter with a form for my doctor to fill out.  It was filled out and returned.  This was  in 2020.

Next the Delaware DMV sent another letter, but to my Delaware address and the post office returned it, though I had filed a change of address form.  This letter stated that if I did not have my doctor fill out this form, my license would be suspended.  I didn't, so they suspended my license. Without my knowledge.

Next in this series of unfortunate incidents, I had a fender bender.  The police were called. and checked my drlvers lilcense, and discovered it had been suspended.  They gave me a ticket which required a court appearance.  Not over the fender bender, but for a suspended license.  My insurance settled the claim about the accident so this was no longer an issue.


I started  trying to call everyone in Delaware and New Jersey who could shed light on this matter. Finally, someone called George from Delaware called me one evening. He was  able to track down what had happened.  He sent me the medical form and I had it filled out by my current medical person, who happened to be a nurse practitioner. He faxed it to Delaware.  I called to find out whether they had received the form.  They had, but it did not meet their requirements, as they wanted it to be filled out by a real doctor.  


So here I am, ready to be dragged to jail as a dangerous criminal.   And I can't   drive anywhere. They will have to come get me.. 

This is why I  started a GoFundMe drive.  I was fortunate in getting an attorney, but I doubt I will live long enough to see this affair settled.

Friday, November 11, 2022

My Go Fund Me page

is here.

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

An urgent plea

I want to appeal to my readers, who are in some ways the only friends I have.They have stood by me through thick and thin, so I feel closer to them in many ways than to those I see every day.  I have been going through a bad patch recently. Unexpected expenses. Uneven health, with recurring episodes of illness. The loss of dear friends. Inability to find an artistic community to join, or even someone to have lunch with.


A comedian once said that he felt that the world was a tuxedo and he was a pair of brown shoes.  I can understand that feeling.

So--things have not been going well.  But something new has gotten to me, and I don't know what to do.  I went to the doctor today.  As I was leaving the parking lot, I backed into someone's car.  To make a long story short, the woman whose car I hit insisted on calling the police.  

But wait, there's more.  I didn't have my insurance card in the car--which never happens, but it did.   The policeman traced my Delaware license and the motor vehicle people there told him that my license had been suspended.  I think this was a bureaucratic error, but I can't prove it.  Now I don't know what to do.  Should I get a lawyer? In Maryland, or Delaware?  How can I fight this? I don't know.  This is where I need advice.  What should I do?

Please tell me your best thinking about this.  I would appreciate it. I appreciate you.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Help! I need to get out of the 21st Century!

The best case scenario for calling a business: call the phone number provided and press a number and a disembodied voice will instruct you to leave your phone number. Sometimes they call you back. Don't bet on it. Doctors in thia part of Maryland are like Indian tribes in colonial times. They are united in hatred of you. They also hate each other. They are required to maintain something called a patient portal. The only thing in the patient portal is the information related to that practice. So each of your doctors has a patient portal relating only to you. Useless, but impressive. I am in urgent need of youth serum. I look so old and spooky that old ladies try to help me cross the street. I let them. Two people born the same year I was born have died this week. Am I next? Should I be? Have I reached my sell-by date? The Maryland Motor Vehicle Department refuses to issue a driver's license for me. Why? They wont tell you. I am depressed. Also anxious.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

my school days were unimaginative

 Teachers in those dreary days spent their time trying to inculcate math, history, and grammar into our minds.  No time was spent worrying about our sexual identity.  Student government had we none.  And we didn't miss it!

We were trying to learn how to diagram sentences. And other boring stuff, like algebra.  But when we were allowed to graduate we knew George Washington from Abraham Lincoln and could remember the dates of the Civil War.  Furthermore, we loved our country and were proud to be Americans.  Today, not so much.

When do students have time to do their homework nowadays?

Monday, September 12, 2022

Why am I not posting here?

 I am too fed up.  Worried.  Depressed.  The world is not living up to my expectations.

The country is going to hell in a handbasket.  The world is not doing much better.

Wake me up when Biden goes away.  I would be content if he were to retire tomorrow.  Harris is not much, but she would find new ways of screwing us up, and that would provide some novelty.  Also, she is lazy and wouldn't exert herself to govern.  Problems would be met by the assertion that there is no problem, we fixed it already.  I can't imagine that she would participate in the current appeasement of Iran; no problem. nothing to fix.  Time for her nap or perhaps a nice pedicure.  Since she likes to wave her hands around,when speaking, a manicure would work wonders,  While her nails were drying, she couldn't do anything, not that she would do anything anyway.  I would find her a refreshing change.