Veterans Day 2023

What brighter light could burn, then that which has been nurtured by those who have understood and appreciated the gifts that endow, any and all, who may venture within the boundaries of this country’s great heart. – Harvey Kalmenson

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The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

“The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men” The poem was first written by Robert Burns, the Scottish Shakespeare. “The best laid plans of mice and men” comes from a poem entitled “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns. The expression was then popularized by the 1937 novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. In…

Often It’s Unexpected

…Not as if I wasn’t selfishly in search of an upper. I honestly didn’t think at the time I was in search of anything at all. I can remember one particular day, many years ago, when it appeared to me that my mom was down in the mouth about something. When I questioned her about…

Directive from da harv

This is for: the person of extreme, and or limited intellect who has everything (or so they may think), the person who has “stuff” they’ve acquired, or the person who doesn’t care to acquire “stuff” during all of our more than speedy life’s naturistic journey’s. If there was such a thing as insurance, our neighborhood…

Recalling A Past:

“The Troll” – Originally Published July 2022 – There were many who worked with Cloris Leachman before Harvey Kalmenson came along, and certainly many more who were privileged to follow in my footsteps. But none will be able to claim more lasting joy forever than I. Yes, I got to work with Cloris Leachman. A…

Without Supposition

When he made the announcement, he intended on becoming an actor, his third grade teacher offered with her best Shakespearean interpretation (a touch sarcastically), “You are already an actor!” When his classmates stopped laughing, he asked his teacher, “Was that from Shakespeare?” His teacher shrugged her shoulders as a reply, and said, “You’ll have to…