Monthly Archives: June 2013

HOPE FOR MICE…ANYWAY!

HOPE FOR MICE….ANYWAY!

 

To compliment me, my boss once intoned,

He wished that I could be cloned….

Being always on time,

A dependable fine

Officer, although rather large-boned!

I hear Japanese have succeeded

In cloning a mouse that was needed…

Their press release

Said it bore baby “meese”,

Living a normal lifespan completed.

They say they took blood from a tail

Of a donor mouse which was availed…

Developing a mouse

Constructed “in-house”

In the lab that’s been “holy grailed”.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

How I Stopped Worrying about Marriage

NO WORRIES—-ASK GOD AND HIS PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope Blooms in Darkness

Firstly, thank you so much everyone who has commented on my posts about cold feet and dreading my wedding. Your support has overwhelmed me and helped me more than I can say. Thank you!

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So, how am I feeling about my marriage now? Nervous, I am almost 2 months away (I am sure that’s normal!), but I am also feeling peaceful, because I saw where my problems where coming from. For my best effort at describing this I would ask you to read this post here (puppets) if you haven’t already, I’d let things in my life lie dormant in me, ready and waiting to take control of my emotions and sabotage my life.

My first piece of advice if you are worrying over something – go back and pray about things in your past. Don’t dwell or chew over things, but quickly and calmly give them over…

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When odd ducks finally find each other.

THEY REALLY QUACKED THE SHELL OF THE OTHER, DIDN’T THEY?? PRAISE GOD THEY FOUND TO FIT THEIR BILL(S)!!!!!!

The Odd and Unmentionable

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Well, I don’t even know how long it’s been since my last post.  My daughter got married this month and, while life at the wedding-zoo was fun and magical and fascinating and celebratory and emotional and very, very important, I was still relieved to take the last guest to the airport at the end of it all and return to an empty home.

Silence cannot…I repeat cannot…be overrated.

A few of my favorite highlights:

1) Daughter is a costume maker and she and old friend Bombshell Bridesmaid dressed up one night in an authentic can-can dress and 17th century French court dress to go to a local, Idaho bar.  When I asked her she grinned and said nobody paid much attention because “they all know me by now.”

2) All the girls wore crowns. Daughter loves crowns and feels everyone should have them.  She sometimes wears one on bike…

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There is a Loneliness

REALITY IN RHYME…!

A Mind Divided

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there is a loneliness in this world so great

that you can see it in the slow movement of

the hands of a clock.

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people so tired

mutilated

either by love or no love.

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people just are not good to each other

one on one.

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the rich are not good to the rich

the poor are not good to the poor.

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we are afraid.

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our educational system tells us

that we can all be 

big-ass winners.

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it hasn’t told us

about the gutters

or the suicides.

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or the terror of one person

aching in one place

alone

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untouched

unspoken to

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watering a plant.

Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell

 

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Santa Claus Retires To Maine; Plans To Blog

HE’S A-COMING TO TOWN!!!

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

Santa Vacation“Ho! Ho! Ho!” was the last thing I expected to hear when I opened the front door to see who had decided to stop by The House on the Hill on a rainy Friday evening.  Yet those were the very words I heard because Santa Claus was standing on my porch.

He greeted me warmly, and I invited him inside, but Santa asked if we could stay out on the porch and enjoy the rain.  Whatever Santa Claus wants, Santa Claus gets.

“I’ve finally done it, Austin,” my merry visitor to me as he fiddled nervously with his beard.  I must confess, that for the briefest of moments, the thought passed through my mind that he had finally snapped and was confessing to killing all the Elves and Mrs. Claus and then blowing up the North Pole.  But I swear it was only the briefest of moments.

Santa Surf“I retired,” he…

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