Monday, November 29, 2010

Thank ya, Thank ya verry much

We live in a world of bounty. Our lives are full and there is much to be grateful for. Even during times of stress and difficulties we have reasons to give thanks.

Pilgrim was color blind, the great advantage being that
his Rubik's Cube was always complete.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I Assume You Mean Me...

Don't assume anything. Don't assume you are covered for disaster, that help will be readily available during or after a disaster, or that you will quickly recuperate after a disaster. Don't assume there won't be a disaster. Get ready NOW.

Lydia's plumbing was a wreck because she did not, after all,
have a garbage disposal.

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Only Rock and Roll, But I Love It!

Success is 90% drive and ambition and 10% talent. There are a lot of successful people out there that have a lot less talent than you, but their dazzle comes from their perseverance and their non-stop efforts to do anything to succeed. They jump ALL the hurdles.

More than anything in the world Jason wanted to be a
rock star, but learning to play an instrument had
proved trying. Even the triangle thingie was too complicated.
He was destined, poor soul, to flipping burgers.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Starry Starry Night

When we contemplate the vastness of the universe it is not realistic to consider ourselves finite and small, of no value or import. We can see across the universe and know the temperature of the sun. We have made the heavens our own - we are a little less than the angels.

Reilly took a moment to ponder the universe and to consider
that it was infinite. This was disturbing because he was
always misplacing things.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ouch! That's Gonna Leave a Mark

Be sensitive about the difficult questions. Know when to ask, when to keep quiet. When your cruise ship guests are washed up on the shore of a deserted island that is NOT the time to ask them to fill out a comment card.

Stepping carefully over Reilly's broken arm Mimi asked
him if he wouldn't mind giving her and Lydia a lift back
to the barn.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Who's Making Up These Numbers, Anyway????

"Statistics" can be misleading. When you hear about 80% of the population being for or against something try to remember when you were polled about it. Yeah, that's what I thought. Media numbers come from some mysterious place that you and I have never visited.

Mimi's exercise numbers were excellent because she took
her pedometer to the hardware store and attached it to
the machine that shakes paint cans.