“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””

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”

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”

“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…””

Woyms

“There’s a bathroom on the right…”  This is not the lyric, but it’s so commonly misheard in the same way that John Fogerty, lead singer of the now-defunct band Creedence Clearwater Revival, oft’ used to do a verse or two “wrong.” For the purists, the chorus is “there’s a bad moon on the rise,” andContinue reading “Woyms”

“Rest is not idleness”

“Rest is not idleness & to lie sometimes on the grass, under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” So wrote John Lubbock.  What can we do to better allocate our precious energies?Continue reading ““Rest is not idleness””