Thursday, December 30, 2010

Yes, We Have No Bananas

Don't be so hasty to purchase the latest or greatest thing-a-mabob out there. Fads come and go quickly, leaving us with closets full of junk, and landfills full of toxic stuff. If it wasn't available last year and you didn't need it then you probably still don't need it.

Mimi liked her fruit ripe, but Lydia felt that green bananas
were an investment in the future.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Years Resolution

A good resolution this year is to find time to stop and think everyday. Think and ponder upon every aspect of your life and the life of your family and community. Do not plug in your electronics while you are thinking - go solo, unplugged, free from technology. You will discover an exciting world inside your mind.

Sitting atop the barn Mimi would too often get lost in
thought because it was uncharted territory for her.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Tongue Sharp Enough to Cut Tomatoes

Shakespeare said that mockery was 'the truth disguised as humor'. Verbal abuse in any form is a deadly weapon and has no place in ANY relationship. Make your language kind and simple.

Mitch's only superpower was sarcasm and he wielded
it like a champ. Mitch was not allowed to roost in the coop.
Or play in any reindeer games...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Smiling On The Outside

We are at our cruelest when we use the hurt or misfortune of others to amuse ourselves and our friends. Too often laughter is purchased with pain.

Somewhere in the meadow, near the pond, the old farmer
was frantically searching for his teeth.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Santa Has Left The Building

In spite of all the Ho Ho Ho's and Fa La La's not everybody finds the holiday season festive or bright. It is a holiday that is hard on those with tender hearts. Reach out and give them the gift of love and warmth.

There was nothing so depressing or ego bruising as
yearly stint as Santa.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Many Are Cold, But Few are Frozen

We are never without hope. Even the bleakness of winter has special moments of warmth and comfort. Look for them, they are close.

As the winter wind blew the snow into their world the girls
were grateful for the weapons-grade hot chocolate waiting
for them back at the barn.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Caveat Emptor

Before buying anything (goods, services or someone elses dream) make sure you get a clear picture of what to expect.

When Fluffy promised the girls 'dinner in the City'
they had envisioned something entirely different.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Guest Cartoonist

Welcome back Larry Brock!