Be Kind Yesterday

 I am so ripped I just realized that TODAY Saturday, November 13th is World Kindness Day 2021. I am thinking back on how I was kind today. I did a lot of extra work around the house and being kind to Karen earns big dividends, although I am a pretty good partner as far asContinue reading “Be Kind Yesterday”

Obedience

     The morning sun peeked over the pink mountains illuminating the entire valley.      It was going to be another scorcher. The Yuki Valley could get that way for about six weeks out of the year, and it was eight days into it. One hundred degrees is hot anyway, but throw in seventy-five percent humidity,Continue reading “Obedience”

Obedience

     The morning sun peeked over the pink mountains illuminating the entire valley.      It was going to be another scorcher. The Yuki Valley could get that way for about six weeks out of the year, and it was eight days into it. One hundred degrees is hot anyway, but throw in seventy-five percent humidity,Continue reading “Obedience”

Are You Serious?

The Domestic Despot enlightened me yesterday to a website that actually reminds people five times a day that they are going to die. Lovely. You don’t need a website. Go look in the mirror. Beneath all the mascara, make-up, and foundation, etc. you are dying. Underneath the bleached and dyed hair, the colored nails, theContinue reading “Are You Serious?”

Paper

Why are we still using so much paper? It has been estimated that worldwide we cut down 15 billion trees per year. What’s wrong with other sources such as hemp, cotton, or bamboo? The education industry in which I toiled for the better part of two decades is the biggest user of paper, but IContinue reading “Paper”

Flowers

I love flowers. Always have. Growing up I absorbed many cultures but seemed to gravitate to Eastern philosophies in regard to man and his role on Earth, including stewardship of the planet and her resources. I was a serious young student of ikebana, the art and philosophies entailed in flower arranging. It is much moreContinue reading “Flowers”

Did Hell Freeze Over?

I know I have been a little groggy with medications, but what did I miss? Ronaldo was benched. Messi was traded. Now I am not an expert, but you know that silly little thing won’t stop me from chiming in. In a year when trade rumors and gossip are filled with the biggest names inContinue reading “Did Hell Freeze Over?”

Fire Season

It seems like every year we hear of more and more large forest fires. Don’t get me started about the fools that start them; they are damaged and not to be considered part of the census. No, I am talking about the deforestation of our planet. I know, I know, some fires are naturally goingContinue reading “Fire Season”

Zoos

I hate them. Not for what they are, but what they represent. Man’s dominion over the animal world. Sometimes I get so stoned that I wish there were this benevolent large animal that has just had it up to here and has had enough. I hope this animal would spend a few days out inContinue reading “Zoos”

Reverence

I speak about respect and how I feel reverence is respect to the nth degree. I felt reverence when I went to my first ever Catholic church and mass. I still get the same feelings on Sundays. I felt reverence when I got my first glance of Wrigley Field, all striped and ready for aContinue reading “Reverence”