Setting the Record Straight – May 6, 2021

Many tales are told today to children in the manner of Aesop1, to impart morality, common sense, and understanding of the ways of the world.  These tales fail their purpose.  Miserably.  They paint life innocuously.  In colors not true to real life.  Life has bumps and bruises.  Nicks and scrapes.  Life comes with portions ofContinue reading “Setting the Record Straight – May 6, 2021”

Impostare le Cose in Chiaro – 6 maggio 2021

Molte storie vengono raccontate oggi ai bambini alla maniera di Esopo1, per impartire moralità, buon senso e comprensione delle vie del mondo. Questi racconti falliscono nel loro scopo. Miserabilmente. Dipingono la vita in modo innocuo. In colori non fedeli alla vita reale. La vita ha urti e contusioni. Tacche e graffi. La vita arriva conContinue reading “Impostare le Cose in Chiaro – 6 maggio 2021”

Leth Try Thith Again – May 5, 2021

“Um, excuse me, sir.” “Yeth?” “This garden screen fabric?” “Yeth?” “Looks like it’s all one piece.  Is it?” “Themeleth.” “What?” “Ith themeleth.” “You mean it has no themes?” “Are you making fun of me?” “What?” “My lithp?” “What’s wrong with your lips?” “Not lipth.  Lithp.” “I’m sorry.  I don’t understand.” “Thith impediment. Had it allContinue reading “Leth Try Thith Again – May 5, 2021”

Short and Sweet – May 3, 2021

Pull up a couch. When did you first suspect your shadow disliked you? Late last night I argued with myself.  That’s something of a hobby of mine.  Jokes about “conversation with an intelligent soul” aside, it’s a productive diversion.  Last night’s quandary?  Would I enjoy a bit of insomnia or pass quickly into the armsContinue reading “Short and Sweet – May 3, 2021”

Choices – May 2, 2021

[Slap worn out today, so I’ll cheat with one from the archives…] Given a choice between – take: Laughter and crying – Laughter.  It takes less energy to go from laughing to crying than it does to go from crying to laughing.  If you have to transition, you sure don’t want to wear yourself out.Continue reading “Choices – May 2, 2021”