Loosely Speaking

Sunday, February 21, 2016

What we eat

Over on Fbook, I came across an acrimonious exchange between a Vegan and a Non-Vegan, that started with a very interesting summary of what the chicken mind is really like, based on observation of chickens as chickens instead of as just food. Just 300 years ago, it was 'scientifically' (which in... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Reviewing...

Here is the review I posted on Facebook this morning: Yesterevening at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater where Theaterworks presents their best stuff, they did again, and it was even just a final dress rehearsal... the show opens tonight. SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF is a one-man show with John Douglas... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Knee-jerks over words aren't helping anyone

I've been meaning to write this for some time now, the more evident it becomes how confused many people are with that word "socialism" in the mix. Emotional knee-jerks and cringes seem to overwhelm a more dispassionate consideration of what it actually means and implies when taken apart from... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Being Alone

Loneliness... solitude... It's a spectrum of the experience of being alone. Loneliness is being alone, feeling isolated, on the outside looking in... It is feeling rejected, unloved and unlovable; it is being without anyone to rely on, and having no one who relies on you; it is feeling invisible, an... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 1, 2016

"They think they can get away with anything!"

Little My, a feisty little creature from Moominland (Tove Jansson created the cartoon and later wrote a series of books that are not exactly all for children)declares this when she slips on an icy patch and rides down a snowy slope on her backside. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomin This report,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 29, 2016

I blame the Disney Effect.

So many Disney cartoon movies open with the death of a mother, the abandonment of a child. Our hearts are engaged, as human hearts so easily are, with sympathy for the lost and lonely, the helpless left alone in a hostile world. We attach these feelings to baby elephants and fawns, for instance, but... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Some thoughts on wonder and ignorance

I've been looking at some articles about other animals besides human beings who routinely use tools to get what they want from the world around them. Some not only use sticks and stones to open nuts, for instance, or fish termites out of their homes, some actually alter the stick or rock to better... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

CONFUSTICATION continued... to the end

PART FIVE Meanwhile, the Hobbit’s wife in this fable Had gone to the trouble of setting the table With china and candles, all the forks matching handles Then she sat and she watched the clock tick... His most favorite foods grew much over-done while she sat there and gnawed on a dried out bun. As... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CONFUSTICATION continued... pt 4

PART FOUR It went very well, and they had a fine time Bamboozling the Shire--It was almost a crime But as the sun set, the two again met For a giggle and pint before bed... The "Wizard" --but really the Hobbit, in fact, Gave a toast with a cheer for their nice little act, And he cried, "What a life!... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 25, 2016

CONFUSTICATION continued...

PART THREE The wizard, now wearing the hobbit’s guise Went home to "his" hole-- what a big surprise He gave then to "his" wife, who’d not once in her life Seen him start up the stove with a shout! Meanwhile, the wizard... the "hobbit," I meant, He sought out his landlord who was raising the rent And... Sign in to see full entry.

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