David Lawrence

Profile Updated: April 7, 2024
Residing In: Tampa, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Loriann
Occupation: Retired
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Niagara County Community College; BFA Tarkio College (Missouri); main branch film librarian Lincoln, Nebraska; management/executive trainee NAPA (Buffalo); Buffalo Arts Council project administrator; Studio Arena Theater archivist; created and published Bravo Buffalo! (in conjunction with city's sesquicentennial); book reviewer Buffalo News, Newsday, St. Pete Times; general contractor; advertising typographer; magazine editor/publisher, movie reviewer and graphic artist; hot air balloon ride owner; fantasy football writer.

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Mar 31, 2024 at 5:31 PM

Posted on: Mar 17, 2024 at 6:26 PM

PET PEEVE

What’s happened to the letter ’T’ in some words?

Some people no longer pronounce the word ‘cotton’ (kot-n), they say (kah-EN.)

The word mitten (mit-n) is now (mih-EN.)

Button (buht-n) is now (buh-EN.)

The one that really gets me, however, is the word ‘important’ (im-pawr-tnt.)
It’s now im-pawr-ANT.)

At the other end of the lexiconic spectrum I found an unexpected ’T’ where you might not expect it:

The word often (aw-fuhn) is now pronounced (awf-TEN) although that may be an alternative pronunciation.

Anyone else aware of this? It may only occur in Florida where they believe that, because a little knowledge is dangerous, all learnin' should be throttled at every opportunity.

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Apr 09, 2024 at 10:17 AM

Posted on: Apr 07, 2024 at 11:53 AM

Could anyone who plans to witness the eclipse be kind enough to shed some light on your experience for those of us who are not left out in the dark?

A little enlightenment goes a long way.

Thank you.

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Mar 29, 2024 at 12:27 PM

Posted on: Mar 28, 2024 at 12:10 PM

I was born on Good Friday, 1948. My birthday never fell on Good Friday again because Easter is celebrated on the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the 1st day of Spring.

Anyone else born on a Good Friday?

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Mar 21, 2024 at 12:37 PM

Posted on: Mar 20, 2024 at 9:54 PM

This old cartoon always cracks me up.

Enjoy! (You may have to double click it)

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Mar 11, 2024 at 2:21 PM

Posted on: Mar 09, 2024 at 4:03 PM

If you didn't care for Biden's SOTU because he shouted too much you must not care for Trump either. The whining and yelling and cursing and forgetting. At one rally recently he had to read the names of his family off a card. And still forgot Eric! And called his wife Melanie! And still thinks windmills cause cancer! And stealth aircraft is actually invisible! Like, you couldn't see it if you were right next to it!

Anyway, I find Mr. Sweet Potato Head inspiring...


Biden backed a border bill,
Conservatives supported,
But Donnie Orange said, ‘No Way!’
So the MAGA-Reps aborted.

“It’s all I have to run on!
It’s my political veneer!
No issue does a better job,
Of selling hate and fear."

He had four years to fix it,
But never found the time,
Golf and tax cuts for the rich,
The rest was filled with crime.

Trump is yet the conman,
And will never apologize,
“Do you believe,” he always screams,
“Me or your lying eyes?”

And for my most hated dish growing up (and mom's favorite) Brussel Sprouts!

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Mar 08, 2024 at 8:35 AM

Posted on: Feb 18, 2024 at 11:04 PM

HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY!

You know Clinton and Reagan,
Carter and Nixon,
After four years of Trump,
We all needed much fixing',
Now we can't forget,
The lousiest President yet:

Donnie the orange con man,
Has a very bronzy nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say it grows,
None of the other Presidents,
Caused even half your misery,
Donnie the orange con man,
You're the worst in history!

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Dec 21, 2023 at 10:40 PM
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Dec 22, 2023 at 6:36 PM

Posted on: Dec 21, 2023 at 10:37 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!


UP ON THE LAPTOP

A bright red bow on a brand new car,
A weekend stay at her favorite spa,
A trip to Paris for a shopping spree,
Sipping champagne on the Isle of Capri.
Up on the laptop click-click-click,
Granting every Mommy’s Christmas wish.

A weekend in Vegas with ringside seats,
Taking crazy chances without any sleep,
Season tickets to his favorite team,
Single malt Scotch & a case of Jim Beam,
Up on the laptop click-click-click,
Sealing daddy’s presents
With a peppermint kiss!

The newest iPhone to text and chat,
A cute little puppy or a kitty cat,
Front row seats to see Taylor Swift,
Unlimited miles with Uber and Lyft.
Up on the laptop click-click-click,
Granting every child’s Christmas wish.

The whole world prays for Peace & Love,
There’s always never near enough,
May every day bring boundless Joy,
For mom and dad, each girl and boy,
Up on the laptop click-click-click,
Making Christmas merry
Like old St. Nick!

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Dec 17, 2023 at 5:43 PM

Posted on: Dec 11, 2023 at 12:15 AM

Happy Birthday Wayne!

I don't think we ever met but your last name is familiar. Are you related to the Dick Carrig who work at the Ford Plant in Woodlawn? My dad was an engineer there for 30 years.


Guess I'm a day late, so hope you had a nice day YESTERDAY! Glad the Bills could give you a nice present!

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Nov
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Nov 29, 2023 at 1:56 PM

THE CHRISTMAS TREE

I thought that I would never see,
A more pathetic Christmas tree,
But sloshing through the Boy Scout lot,
I came upon a Spruce distraught.

Needles few and far between,
Not too tall and pretty lean,
Branches thinner than a thistle,
You’d knock it down with just a whistle.

But something happened apropos,
The tinsel put on quite a show,
A strand or two of twinkling lights,
Helped to make the season bright.

We learned a lesson oft forgot:
Kindness doesn’t cost a lot,
It took a second look to see,
The beauty of simplicity.

That year our Christmas was complete,
A haven from the snowy street,
Cloistered from the Season blurred,
Commercialized beyond absurd.

Now I look back and recall,
Ignoring holiday protocol,
A worthless little Christmas tree,
Created priceless memories.

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Nov
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Nov 23, 2023 at 4:02 PM

Posted on: Nov 21, 2023 at 9:21 AM

ODE TO THANKSGIVING

We drink champaign and whisky,
And if you’re feeling risky,
There’s a rainbow of wines,
From cheap to divine.
Our tummies start growling,
And the Hors d’oeuvres are calling:
Trays of veggies and cheese,
Egg rolls Cantonese,
Shrimp cocktail on ice,
And the sushi’s just right,
But the caviar’s stealing the show!

I feel like a sinner,
When we’re called to dinner,
But the turkey’s so moist,
We have to rejoice.
There’s cranberry sauce,
And the salad is tossed,
Hot biscuits and gravy,
But creamed corn is crazy,
Mac and cheese is impressing,
There’s both rice and bread dressing,
And there’s still a few courses to go!

There’s no room for seconds,
When desserts start to beckon,
There’s Devil’s Food cake,
An Alaskan that’s baked,
Pies apple and pumpkin,
With ice cream takes gumption,
And before truce is declared,
Oh no! More éclairs!
I’d rather just sneak off and doze.

When time has come to say goodbye,
Some will laugh and some will cry,
And as I waddle to the door,
Mumbling, “I can’t move no more.”
It’s finally time to hit the road,
And hope we beat the ice and snow.

If the creek don’t rise and the good Lord’s willing,
We’ll be back next year for another refilling!

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Nov
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Nov 15, 2023 at 1:12 PM

Happy Birthday Susan!
Have a gret day and If you need bail money let me know!

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Nov
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Nov 12, 2023 at 8:09 AM

Posted on: Nov 11, 2023 at 5:25 PM

Like most baby boomers my father fought in WWII. Just now I was paging through the little diary he kept and stopped at February 23, 1945. He scribbled, 'U.S. flag flying on a section of Iwo Jima for first time.'

Dad was a radioman but never went ashore on Iwo. The Marines were saving him for Okinawa.

He never EVER talked about the war. I found the diary quite some time after he passed because he had hidden it very well.

We can never forget that Lady Liberty can't defend herself.

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Dec 01, 2023 at 7:55 PM

Posted on: Nov 08, 2023 at 11:16 AM

The 2024 election will be a watershed moment in America's history. Assuming Trump is the GOP nominee it doesn't look good for him. Mrs. Clinton received 3 million more votes in 2016 (add in Gary Johnson and Jill Stein more than 5 million voters wanted somebody else), and Biden got 7 million more votes in 2020. And no, the election was NOT stolen. Don't believe me, every state Red and Blue said so. At this rate, assuming he is even on the ballot in all 50, he's trending the "wrong" direction.