Yesterday, I received Gunilla Norris’ new book, Great Love In Little Ways: Reflections On The Power Of Kindness, This morning I read her first reflection, “The Sunshine In Your Face”. A representative quotation from that piece is: When two people genuinely smile on one another, they create a mutual radiance. Imagine what this might be … Continue reading My Morning Whatchamacallit
When our dog Dakota died I cried and cried and cried. I cried more than I did for either of my parents when they died. It wasn't because I loved her more than my parents, but because pets place such trust in you, love you unconditionally, are always ready to play with you, and you … Continue reading Dakota
Today’s Merriam-Webster Word Of The Day is “knackered”, which means tired or exhausted. I actually have used this word in an essay lately. It is a descriptive, fun word that is not used much, at least on this side of the Atlantic. There are words I have written in my journal that I would … Continue reading Savoring Speech
Haiku For the Changing Seasons Which coat to wear? Which? Rainproof or toasty warm? Which? Depends on whether. Colds, flues, sneezing, blues Burning eyes and running noses Still to work I hie Changing seasons, change Lives, life, living. Live. Holy pause between Early morning dark Too dark … Continue reading Which Coat To Wear?
It’s not a pot belly Or a beer belly Or any blue law belly It’s just my big ‘ole belly. It’s not Paul Bunyan Or Damon Runyon A Vidalia onion Or even Tim-the-Dunker Duncan It’s just my big ‘ole bunion. It’s not a career rut Or reading smut Or potato glut Or … Continue reading My Big ‘Ole Bunion
This is the hike my friend Vince and I took yesterday: Around The Mountain (Here's an article - Statesman Article and another description: Boise Trails - Around The Mountain) If you open the link you will see pictures and a description of the loop. It was drop dead gorgeous yesterday. The loop is supposed to be 10.1 miles … Continue reading Around The Mountain
“There's always anxiety when you start a new job, you're the one guy who doesn't know where the ketchup is.” ~Jon Stewart I do not know all of the factors that go into product design. Surely the variables include how pleasing the look is; whether it creates or furthers an iconic, signature logo/look; the … Continue reading Getting The Last Ketchup Out Of The Bottle