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“War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.”

-H.L. Mencken

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Measure up

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”

–Samuel Johnson

June 17, 2008 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

Free Hugs

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I was tagged by Pretty in the City to name six weird things about myself.

1. I’m ambivalent toward chocolate.

2. I always hang the toilet paper roll so that the paper feeds over the top. If someone else in the house puts in on the other way, I’ll change it.

3. I never, ever read the ending of a book in advance, and seldom read book jackets. I want every bit of the story to be a surprise. Of course, this really doesn’t apply to nonfiction, where the outcome is often known. 😉

4. I like pancakes and waffles with lots of butter, but no syrup.

5. I adore flowers, but I’m not at all fond of bouquets or cut flowers. I like them much better ‘in the wild’.

6. I love to sing – but only when nobody’s around to hear me. No talent whatsoever.

As usual, I’m not tagging anyone specifically. Please participate, if you’d like, by posting six weird facts about yourself at your blog, with a trackback to this post.

July 17, 2007 at 7:31 am 6 comments


“Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?”

-Stanislaw J. Lec

July 10, 2007 at 10:46 am 6 comments

Monday Melee 7/2

meleesmall.jpgThe Monday Melee is a Fracas project. You’re invited to participate. Get details and see the participant list here.

The Misanthropic: Name something you absolutely hate.
The sense of entitlement that seems to run rampant these days. I’d like to see more personal accountability, a stronger work ethic, and an increased willingness to take action to benefit people beyond our immediate circle. ‘Me, me, me’ isn’t an attitude that’s going to work out well in the long-term.

The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent, or bogus.
A website has been brought to my attention. I will not provide a link, on principle. An anonymous couple states that they’re expecting and are trying to decide whether to have the baby or get an abortion. They are asking for money and claim that unless they raise $50,000 in 3 months, they will abort. Whether true, or a scam, it’s shameful on many levels.

The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.
It is incredibly hot, and dry. Fire danger is very high. Yet fireworks are still going to be allowed. I guess this would have worked for ‘meretricious’.

The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.
I applaud countries that are actively working on alternate and renewable energy solutions. Brazil’s ethanol program has replaced about 40 percent of gasoline use in the country. Denmark generates 20 percent of its electricity from wind. There are solutions; we just need to concentrate of finding and/or developing them.

The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.
I’m good at research and planning. I’m patient and thorough, and I pay attention to details.

The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.
This is frivolous. But that’s what make-believe is for, right? I’d like to be able to radically alter my appearance in the blink of an eye. Shape-shift, if you will.

July 2, 2007 at 7:55 am 3 comments

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