Added by Phillip W Johnson on November 18, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments
My son and I both enjoyed our aquarium when he was little. We put the thing together with its bottom filter and aerator and all of that. Matt was about six years old. His part in this was to observe and offer running commentary. It was a fairly large aquarium, but we started with easy fish of the goldfish variety. I read a bit about aquarium maintenance.
One of the maintenance tasks required was to siphon out around half of the water periodically and replace it with clean water that…Continue
in the quite of my workspace
focused on white…Continue
“Oh really, Algernon, I think it is high time Mr. Bunbury made up his mind whether he was going to live or die; this shilly-shallying with the question is absurd.”
I’ve repeated this phrase nearly a hundred times now in the last week, since I got the email saying I had an audition spot for Pride and Prejudice this weekend. I must have a prepared monologue, a headshot, and a theatrical resume. Dear reader, you may know I never lack for…Continue
Added by Emily Conyngham on November 18, 2012 at 7:30am — 18 Comments
Another grand day completed of working in my yard. I love working in my yard. Today, it was leaves and mowing over the stuff lying on top of my garden spot. I get such good stuff from working in my yard. I get the personal satisfaction of seeing a job in the process of accomplishment. I get to exercise my problem solving skills as I determine the best way to do the job today. And, I get to let my brain free associate and solve other of my issues as I work.
As I was dragging around an…Continue
Ok. I know how cheeky. I know.
But it's true.
If you're a woman who just cannot bear:
BOPS ON THE BEAN
POKES IN THE EYES
PIES IN THE FACE
PLANKS OF LUMBER UPSIDE THE HEAD
GUSHING WATERFALLS FROM YOUR TV SET
I am working on a little book of reflections for the creative person. And this is where things stand...Patrick
Reflections for the Creative Person
A random approach to creativity can prove to be very fruitful.
A true friend listens, does not judge and provides encouragement.
At the root of anxiety is the feeling of loss of control.
At the root of love is trust.
Consider the needs of others.
Creative collaboration is…Continue
I was on dump duty this morning. Re-Use department.
Help - lemme out!
Left dog in car (he barks when taken out and tied up - and unlike all the other visiting and staffers' dogs, he cannot be let loose cuz he luvs to…Continue
New Mexico…: I’m not sure about this but west of El Paso the track pretty much runs parallel to the route of Interstate 10 which means two hundred miles of flat sagebrush and desert with nothing but a couple of sidings outside Deming and Lordsburg. Over the course of 45 years I’ve crossed southern New…Continue
First I heard of "Trader Joes" was from Jenny when we first met. I remember the beginnings of an eyeroll, followed by my best listening face.
"Great store eh? That's wonderful!" Typical man I guess . . and soon forgotten.
Recently, finally made it in there, and was pleasantly blown away by the coolness factor.
Today was my second tripwith her, to not only procure Thanksgiving stuff (we are hosting.. yay), but for tonight's supper and etc..
TJ's is now my…Continue
I promised a former classmate that I would write an essay about my experience of high school. We both attended the former Seacrest High School, now Delray Atlantic, in South Florida. This was mainly a school fror middle and upper class kids, at least I perceived it that way. Everything I say here is my subjective impression, after 50 years.
I did not fall into the middle-upper category, at least that was not my experience…Continue
I live pretty near the center of California. The Central Valley is a Republican bastion for which I am not a part. But, many of my friends are Republicans with tea party leanings. Days after the election I did not gloat nor did my friends discuss the results. Life went on. But, in the last couple of days I am hearing rumblings about the same thing - the financial market and Obama's re-election. It is almost like…Continue
The threads of old experiences
or thoughts linger
throughout one’s being…Continue
You can call me crazy – call me irresponsible – even call me late for dinner – but I don’t think I’m wrong about this ~
Lately, the Republicans have been nearly losing what’s left of their collective pod-like minds over the supposed cover-up of the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi. What did the Ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice know, and when did she know it? And if she did know it, is she stupid and incompetent or is she lying? That’s about the gist of…Continue
I was hiking with my son and a friend recently in the desert when we happened upon a small lizard humping a rock. I was shocked. The little fellow was going to town on that piece of hardness as if his very libido depended on it:
I believe you get the picture.
My friend suggested the lizard was merely sunning itself in an attempt to get warm since reptiles are cold-blooded. I countered that this was nothing more than the vile…Continue
In light of the election post mortems taking place among conservatives, perhaps no one is more delusional, with the exception of Karl Rove, than Grover Norquist. Norquist, a high priest of limited government, is having nothing to do with the reality borne of Mitt Romney's defeat. Rather than to see in that defeat the rejection of four years of anti-government attacks and ideas, Norquist would have us believe that Tuesday night's results have simply "confirmed the status quo of…
Welcome to Psychedelic Saturday.
A weekly post dedicated to all things psychedelic. Post your reflections on psychedelic happenings via your stories, photos, art, or poetry.
It's not what you think. It's not LSD or DMT or cannabis. It's the newest album by rocker Neil Young.…Continue
The Time Has Come
Some of you may have noticed that I talk a lot. You may also have noticed that I have a tendency to wear a topic into the ground at times. What you may not have noticed is that there comes a time when talking is done, and it is time to do. That time has arrived,…