Profile cover photo
Profile photo
John Branning
16 followers
16 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
This Does Not Compute
The irony in today's subject is that it came to me while listening to streaming music through an app on my wi-fi connected smartphone, which was wirelessly transmitting the tunes to the Bluetooth speaker my friend Bert gave me for my last birthday. Being th...
This Does Not Compute
This Does Not Compute
factsoptional.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
I'm Not Your Stepping Stone
The phone rang shortly after noon one day last week. The display indicated the call was from my beloved wife, Carol, no doubt stealing a few minutes from her lunch break to express her profound affection for me. "Hello, my dearest darling," I answered. The ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Save time by ignoring these household hints
Look for the tabs on either side of a box of aluminum foil and press
them in -- they keep the roll anchored, so when you go to rip off a
sheet you don't pull the entire roll out of the box. If you
forget to press in those tabs and the entire roll comes o...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Coil and Water
I am sitting at the table on our back deck, gazing at the lake and my surroundings on an absolutely glorious day. The sky is blue with billowy clouds. The water is undulating gently, stirred only by a slight breeze and the occasional surfacing of bass, trou...
Coil and Water
Coil and Water
factsoptional.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
McMaster of denial
Statement from national security advisor  H.P. Lovecraft  H.R. McMaster, in response to allegations that President Trump shared classified intelligence with the Russians during a meeting in the Oval Office: "The story that came out tonight, as reported, is ...
McMaster of denial
McMaster of denial
factsoptional.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
No Rhyme or Reason (well, it rhymes a little bit)
Comey was fired; it came as a shock. Right in the midst of an FBI probe. Now the department will be run ad hoc Until Donald J, wandering in his bathrobe, Decides who its next fearless leader should be. But once he gave ol’ Jimmy Comey the can The President ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Scalene the Heights, or Discussing Concurrent Events
I recently flew to Raleigh, NC to visit with my life-long best friend, Bert. We've known each other since our junior high days, and even though it's been decades since we've lived anywhere near each other, we still manage to get together a few times each ye...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
What's next for poor Bill O'Reilly? Here are some suggestions.
By now you've heard that Bill O'Reilly is out at Fox News. Allegations of sexual harassment, which O'Reilly denies but in response to it's reported he agreed to payments totaling $13 million to settle, compounded by a reduction in sponsorship for his eponym...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Here's everything I know about wine in five minutes or (much) less
I recently retired, and am making good use of the free time I've gained by ignoring the long list of home improvement projects I promised to undertake and instead deciding to become a wine expert. Or, to use the correct term, an oenophile . Let me share wha...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Twenty-two signs I am not aging as gracefully as I'd like
1. More and more frequently, when I come out from the grocery store I can't remember where I parked the car. 2. When I use the trimmer to clean out my ear and nose hair, the battery dies before I can finish. 3. The default volume for the television is set t...
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded