1.31.10 "F*em if they can't take a joke.", It was something between big C and little c we think.
1.30.10 Speech therapy above.
1 .29.10 Itisid.
Some bad album covers or the new Toopine Troopers.
1.28.10 Server went down for a while. Zeepo fixed it.
1.26.10 Solzhenitsyn said:
"How can you expect a man who's warm to understand a man who's cold?"
Hippocrates wisely said:
([The] art is long,
life is short,
1.23.10 Sunny January days are great, blue sky, grey sticky trees and ochre grasses. First daffodil tips just starting to pop up. Not for you folks in Vermont yet Dan. The monts are not vert for a few more months.
1.21.10 Sweet sleep at last. Sleep is a reward for the good and insomnia is....
1.20.10 Or, as the Oman says this morning:
"Rumors of my 'life' have been greatly exaggerated." --my paraphrasingMark Twain
The news of my (impending) death has been greatly exaggerated (by me).
I've been reading Chekhov short stories on these endless nights- the Russians suffer so interestingly. I just found his last words:
I am dying. I haven't drunk champagne for a long time.
~~ Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, writer, d. July 1, 1904
This is more apropos:
I can't sleep.
~~ James M. Barrie, author, d. 1937
I will probably say something closer to this:
Codeine . . . bourbon.
~~ Tallulah Bankhead, actress, d. December 12, 1968
Sedation ain't doin' it but Joey, Dee Dee and Johnny no longer worry- they're dead.
1.18.10 Sleep deprived zombie.
Mr. Michaelsen sez:
Simplicity made to befuddle,
The artist would redden or ruddle.
Adorned with gold leaf,
It's a detailed motif
But the theme is a duck in a puddle.
1.17.10 Multi-colored toenails.
1.16.10 Louie is doing much better- can walk again. The Haitians are doing worse. How will they ever walk again? We better get use to mega-suffering as the geometric progression of world population continues- nature will deal with us like every other species. A new dark age is coming when religious zealots of every stripe will surpress human intellectual growth using violence. It's always been this way but when elbow to elbow it explodes. Deconstuct your belief systems or nature will do what it does so well- balance the system. Think freely- dump your training, programming!
1.15.10 Poor no longer describes Haitians, and I'm worried about a dog. Whataworld. Poor Louie woke up this morning and couldn't walk- dead from the waist down- like a giant doggie stroke. Just back from the vet who said he has 3 different tick diseases and put him on several drugs. More test results are in process. Fingers crossed.
1.12.10 Deepest winter. I like this painting by Belgium artist Guy Charles Albert.