Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pardon my asking, but 
how stupid do you have to be 
to want to run with the bulls in Pamplona? 
Or anywhere?

Friday, July 18, 2014

If you can possibly go,
be sure not to miss this!
If not here,
then in Scotland.
bagpipes + nose flute
who could resist that?

who could hear the nose flute?

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

An intrepid Tea Party candidate in Arizona (where the sun mercilessly shines and apparently cooks brains) went out to block a bus full of illegal immigrant children. Unfortunately for him, they were all American kids returning from summer camp.
Sounds like a farce. But then, that’s exactly what the Tea Party is. Gives tea a bad name. 

Friday, July 11, 2014


@@@@@@@@@ The biggest thunderstorm in years is overhead. The house is shaking. I pulled the plug on some electric devices, lest they get burned if the house is struck. (This has happened before, even though we have a lightning rod.) Fortunately, the storm is passing, no problem. Wow! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Approaching his teens, Prince Ethelwulf was a naughty, sassy boy. One day, he gave the Royal Witch a bit too much lip, and she turned him into a toad. Actually, Prince Ethelwulf enjoyed hopping around in the mud, catching flies with his tongue, as would any high-spirited boy. However, an important ceremony was approaching, and it just wouldn’t do to have the Prince hopping around the Royal Chamber catching flies, so the King asked his neighbor, King Edwy, to send over his daughter Princess Osburh to break the spell. Cursing her luck under her breath, Princess Osburh dutifully kissed the toad prince, and Prince Ethelwulf was restored to his former condition.  
But not for long. Once again he got the Royal Witch’s hackles up, and she turned him into a toad again. This time, however, His Majesty immediately ordered the Witch to turn him back into a prince, much to Prince Ethelwulf’s disappointment.
The King summoned the Prince, and said to him, “We have ordered our Witch to turn you back into a Prince because, my son, you shouldn’t have to be toad twice.”