-Why people have to compete with each other. Isn't it enough that each of us has a very own, God-given talent, and reason to be here, and it's our job to see that we progress the way we are meant to. -Why some people don't work on themselves, but spend their lives attacking others. … Continue reading And Curiosity Lived Here: I’ve Always Wondered…
Actually, the question of "foreigner" never comes up much here in Gutenberg Land. Unless they need someone to yell at because the local news stations have been whipping them up over the political situation in the world at the moment, or they need someone to put on a national costume and sing a couple of … Continue reading You Know You’re A Foreigner When…
"Ten signs of physical aging-" taken from a women's magazine discovered in a doctor's office- naturally. You don't think I would buy something like this, do you? "Lose weight by eating cabbage till you stink, "do fourteen sets of repetitions for your rear end only..." Anyway, as I said... from a women's mag in a … Continue reading Aging…? I’m Not A Cheese
The old days? I mean, the good old days I would understand. Way back in the 1800's, when we rode our horses through the tall prarie grass that tickeled the bottom of our boots, and the sun beat down on our straw hats, as we stopped at the fishing hole on our way home, to … Continue reading Ye Olde Days
I promised to someone recently to write on the topic of April Fool, then realized the obvious: A fool only in April? That's not a lot of room to manoever. And, do I have to be a fool for all of April or can I just mess up once, but that really well, and then … Continue reading April Fool- What, Only April?
To me, the first thing that comes to mind when I hear the words "progressive dinner" is: what exactly is progressive about it? I mean, for thousands of years hunters have been killing and grilling mastodon and co, and then going cave to cave with the ribs, banging the hanging rock door-knocker, and asking "is … Continue reading What Exactly Is A Progressive Dinner?
Someone sent me a note today, asking me to discuss pets Pulleeze Not that it's a bad topic. And not that I don't adore dogs. And there are some pretty interesting fish both house style, and exotic salt water. Hey, some of them are even luminous. Just as long as they don't arrive frozen and … Continue reading Of Tarantulas And Sneakers For Ponies
I think I am finally starting to understand, from a year plus a bit of writing this blog, that there are moments in life that are irreversible. Someone comes into your life, Someone leaves, often in an unexpected or tragic way. Some event happens that changes everything forever. And you have to muster all … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Major Life Changes, Part One.
"White. A blank page or canvas. The challenge: bring order to the whole, through design, composition, tension, balance, light, and harmony." Sunday in the Park With George. The musical. by Stephen Sondheim. Based on the George Seurat painting "Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte." Both have always fascinated me. Singly. But what fascinates me … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday In The Park With George
Education? For me, one word says it all. Yes. But I fully understand that a lot of very successful and happy and well-adjusted giving back to the community people out there have little or no formal education, so instead of talking about the pro and con and of education, and bringing in all the statistics, … Continue reading Education: It’s About Life