Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sexual Wars

I do not have a problem with sexual predators and or powerful people being brought to justice as long as that is what is going on...Not!

An allegation is now enough to ruin a reputation or career. One wonders how long it will take for enterprising females to use this as a ruse to settle grudges that are not sexual at all.

Fired from a job? He propositioned me. Guilty. 

It is true that powerful men with large egos many times will take advantage of a woman. It is, however, and not one word about this in the media, true that many women are drawn sexually toward powerful men. To some women power is a turn on. Not one word. Not one.

Backing a woman up against a wall groping them is crude and unforgivable. Sexual innuendos is a gray area as it is a subjective sort of issue. Flirting involves some of the milder forms of this.

So to sum up, I am never going to sexually molest a woman, nor grope one. I will stick to the tried and true fondling, and only those that I am confident appreciate it. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Spokesman-Review Divorces North Idaho

If you are a subscriber to the Spokesman-Review and have received a notice that home delivery will cease at the end of December, or if you are a subscriber that did not received that notice please respond anyway to the divorce the S/R has instituted against North Idaho, by agreeing to have your name added to a petition.
Also, call the Coeur d'Alene Press to subscribe. 208-664-8176

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Losing Caregiver

Although my caregiver recently moved to a new home in Priest River, it came as a shock yesterday when she gave me her two weeks notice. Intellectually, it was expected. emotionally, I was stunned.

Not having contacted by Rescare, I'm feeling a bit abandoned. I didn't realize how dependent I have become on this vital service. I currently receive 16 hours monthly from the VA and 4 additional hours from the Area Agency on Aging.

If you or someone you know is an accredited home care person that has room for 20 hours per month, I'd like to hear from you. Until the new cell tower is operational sometime next spring, I cannot receive  phone calls at home. I can, however, return messages from either Facebook or this blog.

Herb Huseland
Bayview, Idaho

Thursday, December 07, 2017


It is common knowledge that one of the most dangerous places to become injured if you are a senior, is falling while in the shower.

Ever the exception to the rule, I managed to fall into the shower. You ask, how could that happen. Only a person that marches to a different drummer can do this. This feat of gymnastics occurred last Sunday evening.

I have a "just in case" bath seat for if I lose my balance while showering. This narrows the usable space in the tub to about three feet X three feet. In facing my sink, I managed to stumble backward and when my legs contacted the tub, flipped over backward. I ended up scrunched up with my feet way up above me.

After several minutes of struggling it was obvious I had no leverage. Finally I tossed the tub seat out of the dry tub and was able then to crawl out. Don't try this at home. Aside from a very sore tail bone, I ended up just fine. I will have to remember though, my bath tub is out to get me.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Shocked, Dismayed

A letter from the Spokesman-Review arrived a couple of days ago. Figuring it was a bill, I set it aside. When I finally opened it, it was a notice that rural delivery would cease January 1, 2018.

I have been a subscriber for the last 28 years, here in Kootenai County. I will sorely miss getting this paper at my door faithfully every day. My delivery team has given me exceptional service here in Bayview. If Kootenai County is too rural, then apparently all of us in North Idaho are going to be shunned.

My carrier told  me last year that when the Handle Extra was discontinued, his route in Athol and Bayview lost 60 subscribers. I wrote for the Handle for five years, writing about local people and events.

When the paper forced retirement on to just about every veteran reporter, plus Huckleberries on line, I predicted that the new editor was the acting funeral director. Now, with the home delivery cancelled, I'm sure the paper is in a death spiral.

Friday, December 01, 2017

Global Cooling

According to a quote in the Coeur d'Alene Press by Carrie Hugo of the Bureau of Land Management, we are being inundated by record numbers of Bald Eagles. Carrie and her cohorts have counted 314 as of last Thursday, a new record set in 2011 of 273. Yet to come is the peak of the Kokanee harvest which is still three weeks away.

The BLM as cited early freezing over of Canadian lakes, forcing the majestic birds south this year. Somehow I don't think this is a ringing endorsement of Global Warming.

Here in Bayview,Idaho, we are seeing the early spawn well under way with the shoreline redds to appear later. Our first sightings of Bald Eagles is well underway with the bulk being The Granite Creek spawn which feeds the hatchery gathering place at Sullivan Springs.

Since the last Ice Age began it's retreat about 10,000 years ago our world has been warming. It was only about 40 years ago during the seventies, that climatologists were concerned about global cooling. Folks, along with the spotted owl, and many other extremist views, this is just as likely to serve the hidden purposes being which the Sierra Club, from high up in San Francisco high rises think they know all of what is good and bad about the way we live.

The sky is not falling, oceans will once again inundate low lying reefs and wet lands, because the natural ebb and flow of nature does it's thing. That we could build huge cities near sea level has always been  a gamble for people with short memories.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sexual Harrassment

Let me begin with the fact that I am 79 years old and obviously a product of another generation. Having said that, While in high school in the 1950's none of this took place.

But when entering the adult dating scene, a different standard prevailed. Sexually suggestive remarks were research into the degree of receptiveness of our overtures. To be clear, their is a huge difference between verbal flirting and physical touching. Between the sexes, verbal byplay has been and still is, acceptable.

If a guy goes too far, a raised middle finger and perhaps other verbal retaliation usually  solves the problem.

The blurred division between what I have described, is that the men in a power position, with employer/employee relationships is an entirely different thing. That involves coercion an unacceptable form of at best, making a woman's life difficult, to rape itself. The casting couch has been a standing joke in Hollywood for as long as I have lived. It you wanted to climb the ladder of success, you had to first climb a producer.

There is though, another category. One that places a woman in a position of pursuing powerful men. If you don't believe this happens you need to stop smoking funny weed., Sex, as a tool has long been a tactic of many women. I am not talking about power here, just human nature.

Good riddance! This needed to stop and apparently it is in that process. Unfortunately, we have drifted into the middle ground where flirting is now outlawed. There will be unintended consequences  from the over reaction to male/female  flirting. God help us all.