Howdy

 

 

 

 

I’d like for you to meet my Introverted Self.

Looks like you don’t know whether to laugh or run.

He’s a shy guy with a pony tail and a stutter.

Best of all are twinkly eyes that size you up.

Don’t worry, he won’t bore you with small talk,

but with a little provocation he quotes stanzas

of poetry.  No, no, wait!  Here he comes, just

around the corner. He’ll feel awkward at first,

but I’m sure your graciousness will out-snooker

any hesitancy he has. Why is he male? Why are

any of us what we are?  Dumb luck, I guess.

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As I was waking up this morning…

As I woke up this morning in my usual hypnopompic  fantasy state I was thinking about the evils of capitalism–corporations personified by the Supreme Court,  taking away tips from waiters, taking away overtime from workers,  taking lives away from immigrants, planned obsolescence…

HEY!  That’s what God did!  Planned Obsolescence!!!   (That’s my funny)….

BUT also there’s this item, of several from the news:

Layoffs set to begin next month at Carrier plant Trump struck deal with …thehill.com/…/339036-layoffs-set-to-begin-next-month-at-carrier-plant-trump-struck-… Jun 22, 2017 – The Carrier plant in Indianapolis that President Trump convinced to stay open late last year will lay off more than 600 employees beginning next month … In addition, the $16 million that the company promised to invest in the facility as part of Trump’s deal will go toward automation in the factory, which would …

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Blah

A blah day which no one wants to hear about.  I agree.

Do you ever get the blahs?  One thing that perks me up sometimes is a photo. I’ll search my Media file to see if I can find one that helps.

NOPE. that one won’t do.  Maybe this one?

OH YEAH!

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When Reality Disappoints – a Nancy Roman reblog

Love it. My name is Nancy too.

notquiteold

There is an author I greatly admire.

She is a novelist and essayist, a columnist and, well, I guess although the word is out of fashion, you could also call her an orator.

She is profound and brilliant.

She is also on Twitter.

And so I am following her on Twitter.

I am a fan.

But something confounds me. I think something has changed with the terrific writer. Or perhaps, it has just taken me a while to notice. Perhaps my admiration got in the way of my perception. (which, in today’s world, is probably often true)

Her tweets are not exactly profound.

As a matter of fact, they consist mainly of the same thing:

Complaints.

Oh dear, how she complains. Nothing makes her happy. Everything displeases her. And there seems to be no tiny incident not worth her scorn. There is no sense of proportion. She is as upset…

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Now Wait a Minute!

In Harper Magazine’s “Findings” February 2018, p 9:

“Estimated average number of arthopod species living in a US home: 100”

Pinterest: An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages. Arthropods are members of the phylum Arthropoda (from Greek ἄρθρον árthron, “joint”, and ποδός podós “leg”, which together mean “jointed leg”), and include the insects, arachnids, and …

Or, you can look them up yourself in the bug guide…Phylum Arthropoda – Arthropods –  BugGuide.Net  https://bugguide.net/node/view/3/bgpage, An online resource devoted to North American insects, spiders and their kin, offering identification, images, and information.

Just what you wanted to do this freezing spring night, eh?  But wait another minute! They’re not counting bugs–they’re counting species of bugs!  –Like, maybe mama, papa and baby in each specie!  That gets us to 300 separate bugs in my house, which is a small apartment, and….

Even after Orkin?

 Or, maybe you’d rather  go to…

Little Bugs Coloring Pages for Kids – Easy Peasy and Fun https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/bugs-coloring-pages/Feb 20, 2015 – Let’s welcome the bugs with these sweet bugs coloring pages for kids!

 

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Talk to Your Voices!

You probably don’t remember it, but over a year ago, on this blog, I quoted reports from the literature that recommended that if you hear voices in your head you would do well to dialogue with them.  Glad today to see in Harper’s Magazine’s “Findings” of February 2018, p. 96.,  the following:

“Schizophrenics may be helped by talking to a digital avatar who represents their auditory hallucinations.”

“Isn’t that what Gestalt therapy was all about?”

“I think so.”

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IN SEARCH OF A HORSE

 

 

 

The horse should ideally pull

the cart. Agreed? But if the horse

is not in sight you’re left with

the cart part, and must envision

what kind of horse will pull your

poem into the light of day.

Problem is, most cart-pullers are

tired, worn out and hacknied, lacking

sufficient strength to bear the load.

Love, death, flower, tree, even Trump

won’t do it today.  The backside

of an eyeball? Ingrown toenails

seeking freedom? The charley horse

that sets you dancing? Or the rat

poison under the sink?

What’s common to all of us?

Hate? A drag.  Sorrow? Too close.

Hope? Delusional.  Denial?

Not me!  Revolution? Not yet.

Pain? Love my oxycodone.

Truth? But doesn’t that depend on

where you’e standing? Reality!

Let’s hear it for reality!

Really?  I’ll vote for Make Believe:

 

Two golden butterflies pull my

cart through rainbows in the sky.

Oh my! Curly tresses, rosy cheek,

music charms when ere I speak.

 

 

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