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Poop, Iron Curtain, Empties

September 15, 2022

To be honest I haven’t been able to sit down and write. I’ve been avoiding as I don’t feel I have anything to write, but this project was to write down stuff without too much preparation or editing as then I wouldn’t get anything done because of worrying about the quality too much.


Abby is practically normal. The slight shift is temps has revived her verve in walking.

Though, the diaper will continue as part of the new normal. That new normal has created a daily series of questions and concerns.

6am- Will she poop?

6:30- Why didn’t she poop?

8:00- When will she poop?

10:00- Why isn’t she pooping?

12:00- Maybe she’ll poop if I take her for a walk?

16:00- She’s gotta poop, right?

18:00- When is she going to poop?

20:00- She’s gotta poop now, after eating, right?

22:00- When is she going to poop?

24:00- I thought she would poop now…?

25:00- She pooped? Why didn’t she poop when we were outside?


If life’s got you down, go check out Hungarian movie director Bela Tarr.

Might not make you feel better but will help you understand what others went through behind Iron Curtain in Hungary. Black/White with extremely dark themes of having to find for just the necessities of life-shelter, food.


Never really paid attention to if neighbors drink or not, but with the garbage system a community effort, I’ve found Saturday mornings is when everyone puts out their cans and bottles. Quite surprised as this sleepy quiet, relatively older neighborhood can hold their own. Wow!


Finished NL. Dodgers won the West as expected. The Cubs were able to hold on to finish on top, surprising everyone. MVP was difficult but had to split between Reggie Smith & Ellis Valentine.

AL has two weeks remaining and nothing is decided yet.

Strat ’77 after Week 11

AL East AL West

Mil 21-12 KC 23-10

Bos 19-14 Tex 21-12

NY 19-14 Chi 20-13

Clev 18-15 Cal 15-18

Balt 17-16 Minn 13-20

Det 13-20 Sea 12-21

Tor 9-24 Oak 11-22

AL Leaders


Garr-Chi 59

Bailor-Tor 51

LeFlore-Det 49


Money-Mil 15

Harrah-Tex 11

McRae-KC 11

Washington-Tex 11


Cowens-KC 7

Many 4


Thompson-Det 13

Hobson-Bos 11

Otis-KC 10


Bonds-Cal 36

Hisle-Minn 31

Cowens-KC 30

Thompson-Det 30


Garr-Chi .396

Fisk-Bos .374

Yaz-Bos .353


NL East NL West

Chi 22-11 LA 26-7

Phil 21-12 Hous 15-18

Pitt 21-12 Cinc 14-19

Mont 19-14 SD 13-20

NY 16-17 SF 8-25

St. L 16-17 Atl 7-26

NL Leaders


Dawson-Mont 58

Valentine-Mont 54

McBride-Phil 51


Dawson-Mont 15

Parker-Pitt 13

Cromartie-Mont 12

DeJesus-Chi 12


Brock-Stl 6

Howe-Hous 5

Maddox-Phil 5

Richards-SD 5


Valentine-Mont 14

Foster-Cinc 12

Smith-LA 12


Valentine-Mont 38

Bench-Cinc 33

Smith-LA 33


Smith-LA .400

Dawson-Mont .395

Valentine-Mont .370


Smith-LA & Valentine-Mont




166 A.A.

Gramma out of the hospital. And back to normal. She bragged that in her room of four people she was the only one who didn’t wear diapers. And for lunch, while she was getting hiyashi chukka, my wife,

157 A.A.

Rainy season has lifted, and the heat has set upon us. Brutal. Adding salt to that wound is that mother-in-law is in the hospital. Gallstones. Two weeks. Two surgeries. On the bright side- Total expen

164 A.A.


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