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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.

CONFUSTICATION continued...

PART TWO The wizard awoke in the early dawn light And was instantly certain something was not right For the hobbit, it seemed, stole his hat as he dreamed A deed that hobbit quite soon would be ruing! He reached for his hat with his old gnarled hand-- but the hand was a hobbit’s--he could not... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

From my middle-earthian writings...

confustication PART ONE A wizard and a hobbit met in a little pub in Bree And drank together for a while, though neither one, you see, Was in a very cheerful mood, as life had lately not been good For either nor the other, in fact! Between their complaints and their fair pints a-flowing, Trust and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Preparing a Place in the Valhalla of Chariot-Makers

So, there are these industries--long established industries--that have supported the world as we knew it. But what we know about the world has changed. Everyone ate butter, lots of delicious butter, until it was realized that all that cholesterol was actually really bad for our health, that it... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Nimoy, Bowie, Rickman... et al

It begins to seem like a Thing... but could be it is just that at our ages, it's the icons of our lifetimes being lost to the normal attrition of time? We notice because we cared, admired, and loved how they made us feel... Especially in our times, the speed and frequency of hearing about events and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Vegans... phhttt!

Vegans are pissing me off. A poster states: You don't have to love animals to be vegan, but you do have to be a vegan to say you love animals. No, you don't. What a cheap, self-righteous, pseudo-clever one-liner! Plenty of us love animals without giving over the eating of meat. In my opinion, it is... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

It's just how I am...

Times have changed with technology and the pace with which we lead our lives: People wander off from online conversations without a farewell to let you know the conversation is over. People have meals with other people and never make eye contact because they are immersed in their electronic world.... Sign in to see full entry.

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