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128

Sonnet 128 William Shakespeare How oft, when thou, my music, music play’st, Upon that blessed wood whose motion sounds With thy sweet fingers, when thou gently sway’st The wiry concord that mine ear confounds, Do I envy those jacks that nimble leap To kiss the tender inward of thy hand, Whilst my poor lips, which …

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Time Travel

This train of thought makes me happy. From childhood, we in America are taught that the way to prevent war is to have an insanely powerful military and put a boot to the neck of all who oppose us; stomp out the seedling before it grows into a tree. But it turns out that’s not …

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Hope

I’ve heard many versions of this story.  I found this one HERE: Nasrudin was caught in the act and sentenced to die. Hauled up before the king, he was asked by the Royal Presence: “Is there any reason at all why I shouldn’t have your head off right now?” To which he replied: “Oh, King, …

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“Wearing of Sandals”

From a May 27, 1968 memo on the counterculture movement, directed to the head of the FBI: “nonconformism in dress and speech, neglect of personal cleanliness, use of obscenities (printed and uttered), publicized sexual promiscuity, experimenting with and the use of drugs, filthy clothes, shaggy hair, wearing of sandals, beads, and unusual jewelry, tend to …

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Grief

I can’t make the BBC embed code work with WordPress, but here’s the link:  LINK If you have eight minutes, it’s a really helpful little video.

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We Saw Yesterday Last Week

Mona and I went to see a Beatle’s tribute band last week, and they were a lot of fun. We didn’t go expecting to relive Beatlemania, we just wanted to sing and dance and enjoy the songs that have become such a part of our lives.  The band we saw, Yesterday: The Beatles’ Tribute, gave …

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The East Texas State Fair has instituted a tough “no tobacco” policy.  Beginning this year, patrons will literally be searched at the gate, and if they find a pack of cigarettes they will confiscate it. You will be relieved to know that they still allow handguns.

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Special

If you could travel back in time and kill Hitler as an infant, would you? I’ve been asked that question before, and my answer is always “It wouldn’t matter.” The question presupposes that Hitler was a remarkable, irreplaceable human being, and I don’t think that’s accurate. I think he was an idiot. And in an …

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Crazy

Mona and I saw Crazy Rich Asians in the theater last week. The movie didn’t appeal to me– there were too many people doing too many things, too many wheels inside of wheels– but there was one thing in particular that bothered me. Although they were very careful to avoid any hint of stereotypical Asian …

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