In my effort to always leave you laughing on Fridays, I present, by popular request; The Return of Helpful HR Lady; Have a great weekend. May you laugh all the way to Monday. More Heather HERE; A Heather Kind Of Day View more gifts at Zazzle.
We made it to Friday. It’s been an interesting week, and next week will be even better. I’ve been reading and researching all week and my brain is cooked. The weather might have something to do with my cooked cranium, also; IT’S HOT! All I can offer up is some fractured proverbs I have run across during my internet travels this week. And for those who asked how my new diet is going; A few things I have realized this week; A few words of advice as the weekend creeps in; Have a great weekend.
Something happened last night. Been in a rough mood all week, but I woke up this morning with happier feet and a lighter heart. I jumped up and felt the need to sing with the Bluebirds this morning. Sunrise was brighter, the flowers more colorful, strawberries were sweeter. I had to fight off the urge to join the butterflies dancing across the lawn. It must be June; There’s just something about June, as Longfellow called it, the fairest daughter of the year. Not quite ready to say goodbye to spring, not quite ready to say hello to summer. June, the … Continue reading →
Wow what a week. We’re closing in on one year running this blog. Looking back over the numbers, I found out that I’ve posted over 3500 quotes. No wonder some days I have a hard time finding something to blabber about to amuse, astound and entertain you, my beloved readers. For today, I was having an especially tough time coming up with something to talk about. Thank goodness I’m a guy, I can always fall back on a man’s most reliable topics; giggles and jiggles. Gee, I feel better all ready, giggles and jiggles do that for me. Next week, … Continue reading →
The good news, we made it to Friday. The bad news? It’s Friday the 13th, the second of three this year. As I was going through material for today’s column, I began to realize that Luck has always been personified as a lady. For most of recorded history, Luck has been thought of as a female. I found this to be true across time and cultures; be it Fortuna, Tyche, or Danu. Even the Japanese who had seven gods of fortune, the one responsible for luck was a goddess. That got me wondering again, and you know that means trouble. … Continue reading →
I spent some time this week reading up on the current debates raging in the public square. Seems to me, a reminder is needed; especially to myself. I beg pardon for a selfish column today, but I need to remind myself of a few words that seem to be entirely missing from the current arguments; Pick any one of the current debates, any one. Have you heard these words used? Or are you hearing that it’s always someone else’s fault, some one else’s responsibility? Character, reputation, honor, shame; seems we’ve forgotten what they mean, therefor, I must constantly remind myself … Continue reading →
Late at night, when I can’t sleep, I ponder the deep questions of life. Not questions like; “What is the meaning of life?” or “Why are we here?” I mean the important stuff, the questions that have no answer; Now you know why I never sleep. Have a great weekend.
Still struggling with sleeplessness, but it’s not so bad. I find the quiet hours are the best time to wrestle with the deep questions, the meaning of life, the universe and everything. Then I give up and look for something funny, it makes as much sense sometimes. Oft times, the deepest wisdom comes from the mouth of fools. With that in mind; For your Friday; As far as the deep philosophy goes today; screw it, it’s Friday. These had my wife laughing out loud this morning. If they can do that, they are worth sharing; Of course I would be … Continue reading →
Today marks the birthday of Theodor Geisel, or as millions know him; Dr. Seuss. Most people reading here learned the intricacies of the English language by reading his books. Looking back over the blog, even I found that I’m just as likely to quote Seuss as I am to quote Aristotle or Jefferson. In honor of Dr.Seuss, the NEA has named March 2nd as Read Across America Day to encourage young people to pick up the habit of reading, a common theme of Seuss. I know a few adults that would benefit from picking up a book now and again. … Continue reading →
All week, we’ve looked at domestic issues, and what’s going on inside our country. Today, for the last issue of importance in the upcoming election, we look off-shore to our Foreign Policy. It is important, as what goes on around the world does affect us, from the price of oil, to exporting goods to build business. So, are we good neighbors? Let’s see… At the outset of the Iraq War, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said “We don’t seek empires. We’re not imperialistic; we never have been”. I suppose that depends on how you define an empire. By and … Continue reading →
Today marks the birthday of Michael Jordan, American athlete, and arguably the best person to ever play a professional basketball game. There’s a reason any new talent that hits the basketball court is described as “the Next Michael Jordan.” Seems I hear that every year or so, but I don’t believe it. Sure, Jordan had talent, he dominated the sport in a way few athletes ever achieve, but there’s more to it than that. He had something sorely missed in the game today, Michael Jordan had class. I watched Jordan over his whole career, and his work ethic never changed, … Continue reading →
So, two weeks and 12 posts later, what good did it do? I’ve referred several times to “The American Experiment”, so what do I mean? The basic question of the experiment is are people able to rule themselves in an egalitarian society? The answer is still out on that, but it’s not looking too good. Turn on any news program and we’re told we are either spiraling into Socialism, or on the verge of reaching Utopia, depending on which channel you are listening to. Outside of the 45 Monarchies in the world today, governments are generally classified as either Capitalist … Continue reading →