Category Archives: Whimsy

The Door To Frogmore Was Forbidden On Friday

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

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Apogee And Perigee

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

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The Paean Of Pollen

Mow, mow, mow my lawn Quickly, as I sneeze. The thing that’s growing best ’round here Is my crop of allergies.

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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

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Kayaking or Canoodling, A Paddling Perspective by the Ol’ Philosophizer

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

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Knowledge? From Cats??

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

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Oh No! Not Another Blog!

I know what you’re thinking: just what the world needs … another blog! Well, folks, the world may not be overjoyed at the prospect of yet one more blog spouting homespun philosophy with a bent toward humor, but me and … Continue reading

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