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Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor

I Fell to Pieces and So Did the Republicans

Last night’s movie wasn’t actually a movie; it was a retrospective on the career of the legendary Patsy Cline.  It was only an hour long but it had me falling … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 5 Comments

Last Night’s Movie: I Lured Lucy

Lucille Ball has been so synonymous with comedy that it’s strange indeed to run across her in a dramatic role.  We did just that with last night’s movie Lured, one … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · 5 Comments

Skipping the Vast Wasteland (or Maybe Just the Half Vast)

People are shocked when we tell them we don’t have television. We have a television set, mind you – a great big one – but no television service. It’s a … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · 9 Comments

Crazy Aunts in New Hampshire’s Attic Redux

Is it something in the water over there?  Our neighbors to the east are at it again. Where to start.  Guns, perhaps, since they are one of the basic necessities … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 9 Comments

And the Rick Shall Rise Again

Just two weeks ago, we were lamenting the fact that the Republican race had settled into a Mitt malaise of boring predictability.  But then last Tuesday, lo and behold, Rick … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 5 Comments

Here’s to You, QE II

England celebrated the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth ‘s coronation a few days ago.  She was crowned on February 6,1952, and was only 25. The celebration in 1952 was a … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · 9 Comments

So Sarah Palin Walks into a Bar

Blogger meremention (meremention.wordpress.com) commented on the previous post: “You had me laughing out loud at the mention of Sarah Palin. ” Well, that gave me  a Eureka moment — you … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · 3 Comments