Got up this morning and headed for the backyard. Feels like fall.
Purchased a couple of Ghost Chile (Naga Bhut Jolokia) plants yesterday. No photos yet but when they begin to produce I’ll post them.
In honor of my birthday. →
The latest noteworthy stupidity...
Jeez, it’s been a while. I’m hoping to post more, more often. I’m in good spirits today and not particularly angry about anything in particular. Of course we’re in the thick of political season so there’s plenty of cannon fodder. My latest favorite is from Megadeth Dave Mustaine who during a concert August 7 in Singapore stated that President Obama was behind...
KCRW Santa Monica, CA Outstanding music! →
Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom and being ones own person is its...– Patricia Sampson
Of course it goes without saying that my immediate family are wonderful, but lately I’ve been enjoying the company of my sister, her hubby and my niece, who is going to Romania for an archeological dig. ROMANIA! I hope she has a great trip with lots to tell when she returns in August.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.– Benjamin Disraeli
Hey, did I mention Minnie (one of our aussies) was skunked. Always happens at night. Duh! After I cleaned her up (in the driveway at 10:30PM) she was off to the groomer for a professional deodorizing. That almost worked but the smell still lingers. At any rate, this prodded us to send all three to the groomer. 3 beautiful girls all at the same time! Groomed within a week. This has got to...
Consumerism and food
More and more health experts advise eliminating processed foods in our diets. The center isles of the supermarket. I for one am guilty of purchasing (and eating) these foods at times but for the most part have given them up. Anything edible that has a shelf life of a month or two can’t be good. So, lately I’ve given up convenience for health. Going to the market more often, buying...
It is better to be careful 100 times than killed once.– Mark Twain
Certificates & stupidity
As President Obama has officially released his “long form”” birth certificate it’s curious why so many american have sipped the Kool-aid. In an article from CNN (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42779923/ns/politics-white_house/) it states… “In recent weeks, public opinion polls have shown a striking number of Americans, especially Republicans, who said they could...
I went to brush something from my face and it was the floor.– August Kleinzahler
I have three dogs, of which two were adopted locally. Neither of them were 100% when we first took them in. With a lot of work and kindness (ye folks, it takes time to be a responsible owner and have animals that are obedient) both Roxie and Minnie have come a long way. Today, there are a multitude of rescues with every breed you can think of. But many shelters are “kill shelters”...
Don’t eat ‘til you’re full… Eat ‘til you’re...
He who runs with the flock can only follow it.
Venice was great yesterday I hadn’t been there in forever and Patti had never been. NEVER BEEN. Needless to say we both had a great time strolling the boardwalk, eating, drinking and being merry. Can’t wait to get back. There is really no place quite like it. A great mix of foods, attitudes and people, co-mingling in an artful, beachy, wide openly liberal environment. ...
Anger, resentment and self doubt are ties that keep us from true happiness and...
I shut my eyes in order to see– Paul Gauguin
It’s interesting how we define success. Monetarily we reward those who spend little time with their families (if they have any) and devote the majority of their time to work. Those who go home at night, take vacations (without the office in their back pocket), take kids to the orthodontist and spend time with family & friends are often over looked when raises & promotions come and...
The artist, however faithful to his personal vision of reality, becomes the last...
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.– Benjamin Franklin
This morning I was listening to “This American Life” on NPR. A portion of the show addressed race, DNA & genealogy. I found it intriguing that a man living in California, a black man was able to purchase and use a self administered DNA test that once completed would be sent to a lab where percentages of an individual’s race would be discovered. When the results came back the...
It’s always interesting to me that the world community is for the most part quick to come to the aid of those who have suffered a catastrophic event. Why is it then that times of peace little is done to better the lives of those who suffer? Why is it we can offer immediate assistance to Haiti, Chile, Japan and the like (not that they don’t deserve it) while pretty much ignoring those...
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain...– Thomas Jefferson
Watch this show if it is available to you. Great discussion. Amazing facts. Idiot Republican. Notice I said RepublicaN.
The show below (“Real Time With Bill Maher”)quotes that “The top 400 (four hundred) people in the United States make more money than the other 150,000,000 (One hundred fifty million) combined. And there’s no money for schools, planned parenthood, NPR & Public Television, The Arts and Social welfare programs because we gave these people (the 400) a tax break…...
Aside from the tragedy unfolding in Japan things are pretty good with me. Patti’s home. In fact, I thought she was taking the day off today to prepare for her show but alas, she is not. Hey, at least I have her for the morning. She’s being coiffed as we speak. Nice. I figure I’ll step out later for a manicure. I need one after this week, especially if I’m going to be...
Hey! Who knows? I may have beachfront property in a couple of hours. Time to inflate the dinghy.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.” Noam Chomsky
For the past couple of days I’ve been criss-crossing the city, from Santa Monica & the West Side to Woodland Hills, South Central, the Airport and everything in-between. Fortunately I had a driver, Tom which made the trek far easier and much more enjoyable. Thanks Tom. As we traveled, by both freeway and surface streets (and my being a passenger) I had the opportunity to kick back,...
Boy I’ll tell you I haven’t had a Monday this good for a long long time. It had the potential to start out bad with the drizzle sufficiently wetting the streets and freeways to wreak havoc… but no. Most people and I emphasize most (there’s always a couple of assholes out there) drove responsibly and considerately. Amazing! Got to work got A LOT of stuff done without...
Saludos. My first blog ever. It’s cool that I (anyone) can do this. A free exchange of ideas. Sort of liberating.
Beer is proof that God loves us.” Benjamin Franklin