Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

repeat musing

on my morning walk in the teeny cold temperatures and smelling the aroma of cinnamon and sugar in the chill air: Who is luckier—the woman who loves donuts and lives around the corner from the donut shop, or the woman who doesn’t like eating donuts and lives around the corner from the donut shop?  

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Wonder of it All

Yes, Virginia, this really was a real Christmas article in the local newspaper in the last century. For the children, you know.

from the archives: 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Multiple Choice

From the archives...I am thinking this was in the last century, 1989 or 91--true life annals or personality quiz?

                                          ONE OF THOSE DAYS IN NOVEMBER


            You have worked really hard at your job, putting in overtime and assuming additional responsibilities. Your willingness to work and your dedication to your job is not reflected in your pay. When your boss wants to lecture on responsibility, he will call you and another higher-paid, nail-polishing, checkbook balancing, early-leaving employee into his office and say he depends on the two of you to cover all bases. For your response choose one of the following:

A. You pick up the marble dolphin and bludgeon him to death, knowing the severest charge they might convict you on is involuntary manslaughter.

B.     You thank your boss graciously for enlightening you on professional ethics and responsibilities, and throw yourself into your job with renewed vigor, hoping to prove yourself capable.

C.     You speak casually of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. 

D.    You develop a headache, go home, work on your resume, and drop by the local Wal-mart for a supply of fingernail polish.          

Monday, January 13, 2014

Makes You Wonder

Kumbucha now appears on all the ritziest places on the web. According to Wiki, "Kumbucha is  a sightly effervescent fermented drink of sweetened black tea that is used as a functional food. It is produced by fermenting the tea using a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or "SCOBY". Although kombucha is claimed to have several beneficial effects on health, these claims are not supported by scientific evidence. Drinking kombucha has been linked to serious side effects and deaths, and improper preparation can lead to contamination.[1]"

Years ago a friend gave me a scoby that lived in my hall closet. It wasn’t the slave master that friendship  bread*  is, but it did require time and attention, it made babies and I had heard there was a possibility of contamination. In a moment of liberation I threw it into the compost heap. For several years after that we had no earthworms. ?????

* just in case you didn't know about friendship bread http://www.momswhothink.com/bread-recipes/amish-friendship-bread.html

Sunday, May 8, 2011

They Make Her Ask

medical clerk: Religious preference?

patient: Enlightenment?

medical clerk: We can just put nothing.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dream Fragment

Cleaning out that room, I found a note, May 2, not sure what year.

I am looking up at a waterfall. Next to it is a cliff, and on the cliff, a tree.

A voice says, “The water nourishes the tree. It erodes the stone. The cliff crumbles, the tree falls. Such is the cycle of life.”