Generally Speaking

     Sherman, (not the Civil War general) and I, took another trip in the *”Wayback Machine” recently. “Sherman” said I, “set the machine for June of 2009, and let’s see where that takes us!” Well, upon arrival we came upon this bit of philosophical blather, that we both hope that you will like..

     Speaking of like and “likes” it seems that the readership here at, has become somewhat reticent recently, regarding “Comments” and “Likes.”  Those are the “little” things that keep us bloggers going, knowing that someone is actually viewing what we are posting. Without that reinforcement, either positive or negative, what we do becomes mundane or seemingly unappreciated, and so our enthusiasm for it wanes. Most of us are not doing this for profit or gain, only for the experience of sharing what we have created with others. So please, let all of your bloggers know that you are out there and that we don’t need to use the **SETI  program,  to find you.

     Here’s hoping to hear from you soon,


 Commanding Women

5 star rating for the ladies.


Women, should command the armies,

of that, I have no doubt,

for be it, skirmish or battle epic,

all, of their guns, come out.

 From arsenals, long forgotten,

no ammo, too big, or small,

for them to use, for purpose,

when they heed, their battle call.

 There is no place, in which to hide,

from their great barrage,

no cellar deep, or attic high,

nor, far away garage.

 Her foes, will be defeated,

and take, their final breath,

praying, for the silence,

while wishing, they were deaf.


Jack Downing

June 2009

* “The Wayback Machine”  with Mr. Peabody and Sherman, originated on the “Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” (1961-1964) as “Peabody’s Improbable History” 

** S.E.T.I. Search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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6 Responses to Generally Speaking

  1. Sherry says:

    hahaha, well you know I don’t agree, but curiously, I suspect my husband might. No understanding the male I say.

  2. Mr. Wizard Wizard would say, “Drizzle, drazzle, Drizzle drazzle druzzle, drone, time for this one to come home.” Tooter would spin back to Mr. Wizard and his old reality. Mr. Wizard …

    • I was never really into Mr. Wizard, my brother Bill was more of a fan.. I was more into Mr. Whipple, “Don’t squeeze the Charmin.” But it’s nice to know that we can remember such things in detail.


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