Author Archives: ksbowner

Trying To Be Thankful

Today is Thanksgiving. But this year I’m having trouble getting into the “thankful” feeling.  The unthinkable happened. Half of US voters chose to send our country into a 4 year train wreck. I’m getting really tired hearing Trump supporters whine … Continue reading

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Me and My DNA

I’ve always figured that genealogy should be taken with a healthy bit of skepticism.  After all, with each generation of your family tree, you’re assuming nobody had a damn good reason to lie about who’s been sleeping with whom. Not … Continue reading

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Presidential Election Schadenfreude

Looking at the mess the Republican Party is in, it’s really hard to avoid an extravagant sense of schadenfreude – taking pleasure in another’s trouble. I know, it’s not nice. But, hey,  I never claimed to be a perfect Christian. … Continue reading

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Remembering Bonnie

Today is the first chilly day of the fall here in the city. Everyone is running around like doom is approaching. Yeah, yeah I know, “Winter is coming”. But after last year (my first winter in NYC), I’m not taking … Continue reading

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Making Progress

I became homeless on July 1st last year. But a week ago yesterday – I finally got a place to call home again. It’s subsidized community housing for homeless people with mental health issues – which means there is onsite … Continue reading

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A Little Birthday Love

Today (February 3rd) is my mother’s AND my grandfather’s birthday. Grandpa always liked to call Momma his birthday present. If they were still alive Momma would be 79 years old and Grandpa 103. Now I’M feeling old. Grandpa was a … Continue reading

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This Is Who I Am

Back in Regency England there was an infamous courtesan by the name of Harriette Wilson. When it came time for her to retire, she decided to write her “memoirs”. She would write a draft of a chapter then send copies … Continue reading

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Still Homeless – But Relocated

So I’m still homeless – just now in a different state. A lot of local governments in Florida (including Ft. Myers where I lived) are trying their best to criminalize homeless people as a way of dealing with the problem. … Continue reading

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And How Was Your Summer?

Well, this was a really fun summer. I did have a day job. The hourly pay was low and at times the stress was high but I still managed to get by. But the hours eventually dried up. So since … Continue reading

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My Favorite Mae West Quote

My favorite quote of hers. <G>

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