“My boy builds coffins”

“My boy builds coffins…but it’s not just for work, and it isn’t for play.” How grounding, how comforting, how sigh-inducingly wooonderful to be good at something; really, really, REALLY! good at something. It’s yours. You eat, sleep, breathe, and live this vocation. Heck, you might even be sought out for this. It’s more than justContinue reading ““My boy builds coffins””

Poop is round, and I’m a lousy shot

“Poop is round & I’m a lousy shot,” me.* We have a pet rabbit in our menagerie. He is going to be 10 soon. Even though he’s litter box trained, sometimes he, uh, makes deposits nearby and not inside the cage. So, I pick up the poop, and toss it towards the cage. I willContinue reading “Poop is round, and I’m a lousy shot”

Blowin’ Kisses in the Wind

“Blowing kisses in the wind/giving you love that you haven’t been given,” Blowing Kisses in the Wind, Peter Lord  We’ve all blown kisses, or kissed someone off. Which way is the wind blowing? Anyway the wind blows. Or is it anywhere the wind blows. Perhaps it’s full of answers, my friend.  The wind can beContinue reading “Blowin’ Kisses in the Wind”

Naked is a State of Mind

“Wearing nothing is divine; naked is a state of mind” Naked Eye, Luscious Jackson  One of the eight limbs of Yoga includes the Niyamas, or practices/observances, one of which is Saucha, or Purity, in Sanskrit. How can we boil down complex concepts to their essence? Not to oversimplify or belittle them, or make soundbites. No.Continue reading “Naked is a State of Mind”

Alice, schmalice

Just who the heck is Alice, anywayz? This post is primarily based on the chorus from the ubiquitous song, but Alices abound in literature for those of all ages. (Go Ask Alice, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Alice in Wonderland… Alice from Mel’s Diner, you get the idea. Feel free to respond with more sightingsContinue reading “Alice, schmalice”

Everybody talks

“Never thought I’d see the day, when everybody’s words got in the way,” Everybody Talks, Neon Trees Blah blah blah. Yadda yadda yadda. Wha, wha, wha. (Side note: how do you spell what the adults in Charlie Brown’s world sound like? Hm.) Many of us talk to hear ourselves speak, but we aren’t really sayingContinue reading “Everybody talks”

“Don’t be fancy, just get dancy”

“Don’t get fancy, just get dancy,” Raise your Glass, P!nk You’ve all, no doubt, heard of the KISS method. Depending on if it’s the teacher who’s got to behave themselves, or your Dad, who doesn’t, the letters stand for either: “keep it short n’ sweet,” or “keep it simple, stupid”.  Why are we so insistentContinue reading ““Don’t be fancy, just get dancy””

“Message to myself”

As the hardest-working lazy person you’re likely to meet, I have spares everywhere. There are nearly-spent toilet paper rolls in the vanity, there’s a quarter in the change compartment of my wallet (thanks for the suggestion, sis), along with a twenty dollar bill in my super-secret wallet compartment (thanks, Mom), there used to be breadContinue reading ““Message to myself””

“Love’s an hourglass…”

“Love’s an hourglass, it goes out wide and comes in closer,” “Amnesty is Granted” by Sammy Hagar. *side note right up top: this is on the Meat Loaf Album, Welcome to the Neighborhood, so my assumption was that it was, like most of Meat’s songs, written by the prolific and incomparable Jim Steinman. Whoops! #themoreyouknow Continue reading ““Love’s an hourglass…””

“If ya got no love…”

“If ya got no love, then you’re with the wrong…” Rock DJ by Robbie Williams How did you finish the lyric? (It’ll be at the end. No spoilers per se, but I cut it off there on purpose.) Love is a funny thing. As Huey Lewis & the News called it, “…a curious thing…make oneContinue reading ““If ya got no love…””