About Dreamcatcher


I came to the blue site and sister site in 2009. I was more active early on but got distracted by life in general. I am retired now and have more time on my hands so it is my intention to energize my mojo and try writing again.

I have a short but amazing list of friends and I am grateful for their kindness to an old man. Hopefully, they won't mind me stalking them now and then for ideas.

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Ghost hunting.. Bigfoot hunting.. Paranormal/Cryptid events.. Poker.. Antiques.. Golf..
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Highlites with my grandson..
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Stories Space authors
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Picnic.. Good, Bad, the Ugly.. The Rock.. The Last Samurai.. Black Rain.. Shane...
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Major Crimes.. NCIS.. Elementary.. Grimm.. Oak Island Mystery.. Search for Bigfoot.. Ghost Hunters.. Ghost Adventures.. Walking Dead.. Ray Donovan.. Animal Kingdom...
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Classic oldies.. 50's-60's-70's..


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Topic: Weird, neverending crossword thingy.
Posted: 15 Feb 2019 15:22

Okay, so I'm trying to make this simple as possible, since the las thread I started was a bit convoluted. Well, the premise is simple: Describe a word with accurate, but misleading clues, just as a crossword might, the next person guesses it, then poses their own word description. I'll start:

An instrument; typically with four strings, garners a lot of puns, basically.

I'm going to guess "lyre"...

7 letters... The King of hide & seek...

Topic: Name a movie that you have watched at least 5 times and are still entertained by.
Posted: 14 Feb 2019 14:01

Guardians of the Galaxy
The Rock

Topic: What are you watching on TV
Posted: 14 Feb 2019 13:34

The Resident
Curse of Oak Island
The Blacklist

Topic: Vintage Movie Poster from the Year You Were Born
Posted: 14 Feb 2019 13:29


Topic: Vintage Movie Poster from the Year You Were Born
Posted: 13 Feb 2019 14:17


Topic: On This Day In History...
Posted: 13 Feb 2019 12:18

February 13, 1861

First Medal of Honor action.

The earliest military action to be revered with a Medal of Honor award is performed by Colonel Bernard J.D. Irwin, an assistant army surgeon serving in the first major U.S.-Apache conflict. Near Apache Pass, in southeastern Arizona, Irwin, an Irish-born doctor, volunteered to go to the rescue of Second Lieutenant George N. Bascom, who was trapped with 60 men of the U.S. Seventh Infantry by the Chiricahua Apaches.

Irwin and 14 men, initially without horses, began the 100-mile trek to Bascom’s forces riding on mules. After fighting and capturing Apaches along the way and recovering stolen horses and cattle, they reached Bascom’s forces on February 14 and proved instrumental in breaking the siege.

The first U.S.-Apache conflict had begun several days before, when Cochise, the Chiricahua Apache chief, kidnapped three white men to exchange for his brother and two nephews held by the U.S. Army on false charges of stealing cattle and kidnapping a child. When the exchange was refused, Cochise killed the white men, and the army responded by killing his relatives, setting off the first of the Apache wars.

Although Irwin’s bravery in this conflict was the earliest Medal of Honor action, the award itself was not created until 1862, and it was not until January 21, 1894, that Irwin received the nation’s highest military honor.


Topic: Challenges and Prompts
Posted: 12 Feb 2019 14:16

The Urban Dictionary is a good source for the words the kids are using these days. <img src="/images/emoticons/icon_rr.gif" alt="rr">


To take over the content of a message thread by changing the subject of discourse to a topic outside the purview of the original subject and/or forum, while maintaining the subject line. A form of amusement for trolls. Threadjacking is distinguished from flaming, as flames are a quasi-personal attack on a poster or on a poster's style of discourse, where threadjacking is deliberately steering the discussion off topic.

I still want a Threadjack Badge.

Topic: End of the Line
Posted: 12 Feb 2019 12:03

Let me inject a line or two
Just so you know my point of view
There's no salad or pie on a plate for me
I'm a steak and tater man you see
Maybe some gravy and a glass of wine
Sitting here at the EOL as I dine.

Topic: On This Day In History...
Posted: 12 Feb 2019 11:52

February 12, 1999

President Bill Clinton acquitted on both articles of impeachment.

On February 12, 1999, the five-week impeachment trial of Bill Clinton comes to an end, with the Senate voting to acquit the president on both articles of impeachment: perjury and obstruction of justice.

In November 1995, Clinton began an affair with Monica Lewinsky, a 21-year-old unpaid intern. Over the course of a year and a half, the president and Lewinsky had nearly a dozen sexual encounters in the White House. In April 1996, Lewinsky was transferred to the Pentagon. That summer, she first confided in Pentagon co-worker Linda Tripp about her sexual relationship with the president. In 1997, with the relationship over, Tripp began secretly to record conversations with Lewinsky, in which Lewinsky gave Tripp details about the affair.

In December, lawyers for Paula Jones, who was suing the president on sexual harassment charges, subpoenaed Lewinsky. In January 1998, allegedly under the recommendation of the president, Lewinsky filed an affidavit in which she denied ever having had a sexual relationship with him. Five days later, Tripp contacted the office of Kenneth Starr, the Whitewater independent counsel, to talk about Lewinsky and the tapes she made of their conversations. Tripp, wired by FBI agents working with Starr, met with Lewinsky again, and on January 16 Lewinsky was taken by FBI agents and U.S. attorneys to a hotel room where she was questioned and offered immunity if she cooperated with the prosecution. A few days later, the story broke, and Clinton publicly denied the allegations, saying, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.”

In late July, lawyers for Lewinsky and Starr worked out a full immunity agreement covering both Lewinsky and her parents, all of whom Starr had threatened with prosecution. On August 6, Lewinsky appeared before the grand jury to begin her testimony, and on August 17 President Clinton testified. Contrary to his testimony in the Paula Jones sexual-harassment case, President Clinton acknowledged to prosecutors from the office of the independent counsel that he had an extramarital affair with Ms. Lewinsky.

In four hours of closed-door testimony, conducted in the Map Room of the White House, Clinton spoke live via closed-circuit television to a grand jury in a nearby federal courthouse. He was the first sitting president ever to testify before a grand jury investigating his conduct. That evening, President Clinton also gave a four-minute televised address to the nation in which he admitted he had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with Lewinsky. In the brief speech, which was wrought with legalisms, the word “sex” was never spoken, and the word “regret” was used only in reference to his admission that he misled the public and his family.

Less than a month later, on September 9, Kenneth Starr submitted his report and 18 boxes of supporting documents to the House of Representatives. Released to the public two days later, the Starr Report outlined a case for impeaching Clinton on 11 grounds, including perjury, obstruction of justice, witness-tampering, and abuse of power, and also provided explicit details of the sexual relationship between the president and Ms. Lewinsky.

On October 8, the House authorized a wide-ranging impeachment inquiry, and on December 11 the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment. On December 19, after nearly 14 hours of debate, the House approved two articles of impeachment, charging President Clinton with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. Clinton, the second president in American history to be impeached, vowed to finish his term.

On January 7, 1999, in a congressional procedure not seen since the 1868 impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, the trial of President Clinton got underway in the Senate. As instructed in Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (William Rehnquist at this time) was sworn in to preside and the senators were sworn in as jurors.

Five weeks later, on February 12, the Senate voted on whether to remove Clinton from office. The president was acquitted on both articles of impeachment. The prosecution needed a two-thirds majority to convict but failed to achieve even a bare majority. Rejecting the first charge of perjury, 45 Democrats and 10 Republicans voted “not guilty” and on the charge of obstruction of justice, the Senate was split 50-50. After the trial concluded, President Clinton said he was “profoundly sorry” for the burden his behavior imposed on Congress and the American people.


Topic: Challenges and Prompts
Posted: 12 Feb 2019 11:34

Hmmmm... THREADJACK seems to be a facilitating made-up term not yet recognized by Webster or others in those big books on a shelf with words in them. I've heard of hijack... hit the road jack... jack-of-all-trades... and jack-off... but threadjack is a new one. A thread is merely a smaller piece of a larger garment. You may start off with a single teather but end up with a king-size Indian blanket which seems to be the case here. We've serpentined from the Forum page to challenges to badges to parades to apple pie to heretics to finally threadjack. I like threadjack. It's a good word. I say we adopt it as our mascot. Can we get a Threadjack badge?

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