Category Archives: Whimsy
Queen Victoria: “We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.” Reality set in on Friday. Our fifteen day trip to England had started out rolling along smoothly … well, okay, “fairly” smoothly … but now … Continue reading
George Carlin: “There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” “Man of Steel,” the new movie about Superman, opens this week, and next week we will be visited by a Super Moon. Cosmic coincidence? I … Continue reading
Mow, mow, mow my lawn Quickly, as I sneeze. The thing that’s growing best ’round here Is my crop of allergies.
Spiders. It’s bad luck to kill one. They’re more afraid of you that you are of them. They eat flies and other annoying pests. They are nature’s little octopodal helpers. These and other platitudes I would routinely bleat out to … Continue reading
Groucho Marx: “If you heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again.” Warmer weather has finally arrived in the Northeast, and that means it’s time for me to think about breaking out my kayak. … Continue reading
Winston Churchill: “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” Two lifelong interests emerged early in my life, and they were sports and mathematics. I wasn’t much good … Continue reading