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Diet Plans
Sunday, March 18, 2018      8 comments

I have been dithering about a diet. Left to my own devices, I cannot and will not eat reasonably. But when I turn to the diet industry, I face sim... Read more
WEB Du Bois on Art
Saturday, March 17, 2018      7 comments

Art is not simply works of art; it is the spirit that knows beauty, that has music in its soul and the color of sunsets in its handkerchief, that can dance on a flaming world and make the world dance too. W.E.B. DU BOIS... Read more
My Finnish Bunker: A Satire
Thursday, January 25, 2018      6 comments

My Finnish Bunker You have probably seen the books. You probably started with Mario Kondo and her “Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”. You threw out a lot of things. You became so anxiously authoritarian that you did not real... Read more
Saturday, January 13, 2018      7 comments

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Clare Boothe Luce “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more c... Read more
How Did I Get Here? Cullen Skink!
Friday, January 12, 2018      7 comments

My immediate answer is too much cullen skink. I was in Scotland several years ago and tried to have cullen skink every day. Some days I had it twice a day. I loved it. But it was bad for me because the smoked finnan haddie is filled with sodium... Read more
Don't throw me out
Monday, January 08, 2018      9 comments

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. AUDREY HEPBURN... Read more
Good questions from a Stoic
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      5 comments

Ask yourself the following first thing in the morning: -What am I lacking in attaining freedom from passion? -What for tranquility? -What am I? A mere body, estate-holder, or reputation? None of these things. -What, ... Read more
The Biggest Loser Challenge! The New Year is a time to boost yourself up!
Thursday, December 28, 2017      1 comments

I plan to. I know that many New Year's Resolutions burn themselves out, but one that has worked really well for me is the Biggest Loser Challenge. sites.google.com/site/we
lcometoblc/ I am a member of the Navy Ninja tea... Read more
Northern Lights
Monday, December 25, 2017      6 comments

Northern Lights We watched the islands from the waterfront as though they held a clue to what was next. The wind built up in gusts to match our hearts and blew the café chairs into the water. Police in boats fished out the fur... Read more
Minnesota Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 23, 2017      5 comments

Minnesota Thanksgiving by John Berryman For that free Grace bringing us past great risks & thro' great griefs surviving to this feast sober & still, with the children unborn and born, among brave friends, Lord, we stand again in de... Read more
Gingko Trees shedding their leaves
Wednesday, November 22, 2017      6 comments

The Consent BY HOWARD NEMEROV Late in November, on a single night Not even near to freezing, the ginkgo trees That stand along the walk d... Read more
Doing It for the Team: The BLC
Saturday, November 18, 2017      8 comments

I've lost almost 15 pounds in the past 10 weeks or so! I've been a member of the BLC. I had dropped out for a few years in which time my weight wa... Read more
Crash Blossoms
Sunday, November 12, 2017      6 comments

from "Katexic" WORD(S) crash blossom. noun. An ambiguous headline, particularly one that yields comedic interpretations. Coined in 2009 by Danny Bloom based on the headline “Violinist linked to JAL crash blossoms” in Japan Today,... Read more
James Baldwin
Tuesday, October 31, 2017      6 comments

Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrific... Read more
Ah, Charles
Sunday, October 29, 2017      5 comments

Ah, Charles, If You Could Have —C.C. 1967-1987 If you could be in the known world this morning, peeling this orange, the cover of it giving way in pieces. The aroma, Charles, the tang, even the color of the thin rind. I wish... Read more

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