humor, Outdoors

Frogs in the Fog

Green Mouth, the dominant leopard frog, ruled from deep within the lily pads. Contender approached warily. Green Mouth rolled an evil eye in Contender’s direction. Contender retreated to the pond’s edge. Shy Guy peeked from among the loose stones. This amphibian drama played out in our renovated pond while I savored my coffee on the… Continue reading Frogs in the Fog

humor, Travel

Keeping Your Distance

In life I’ve learned that there are times when a distance should be kept. Some are obvious. Some are not. Obvious Distance Keeping Situations:  If you’re within spitting distance of furry dogs when they emerge from a lake, the centrifugal force that creates drier canines also create wetter humans.   Step back a few feet.… Continue reading Keeping Your Distance

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Throwbacks

Put A Sock In It

In the flow chart of my life, my sock drawer occupies the lower right corner in a rectangle with the heading “Unimportant” and connected by an arrow to a diamond labeled “Do Not Worry About.” Apparently I’m in the minority. (I know this because I read it on the Internet.) Organization manuals devote chapters to… Continue reading Put A Sock In It

Cooking, humor, Politics

When The World Spins Out Of Control, Organize Your Food Storage Containers!

“The recession is coming! The recession is coming!” shouted the flat bond yield curve! (Is now the time to sell stocks and buy bonds?) “Take that!” warned Hawaii’s Kilauea as she hurled lava bombs at tourists. (Is my home insurance adequate?) “I meant to say ‘wouldn’t’ instead of ‘would’,” the Donald backpedaled. (Is our president… Continue reading When The World Spins Out Of Control, Organize Your Food Storage Containers!

humor, Politics

Weighty Questions About Last Week’s News: Shark’s sense of humor? Less Beer, More Lobster? Trump Balloon?

Do sharks have a sense of humor? If I toss fewer six packs of brew in my shopping cart, will I be able to afford the lobster? Where do I purchase one of those Trump balloons? These questions arose as I viewed last week’s news. I read USA Today online because it’s free and it cooperates… Continue reading Weighty Questions About Last Week’s News: Shark’s sense of humor? Less Beer, More Lobster? Trump Balloon?