Post Valentines Day’s Blues

“I am a chocolate frog.”

“You are a commercial abomination, exploitative in nature (business entity, reeling in glee after days or weeks of pirating the human soul!).”

” Think of yourself with curiosity and humour, compassionate care, the same care you would offer anyone in need of comfort.”

“Bah humbug!”

“Eat me, you fool!”


“Eat me.”

“Arrhha, arrhha…hmm, very good, thank you.”

Beat The Winter Blues, Clean Up!

I am going to start my day, the same as any other…

The only difference is that I am going to work for myself.

I envision a workday of visiting and talking to relatives, meals and chores, not necessarily in that order.

I will get an hour walk, pick up groceries (remember cash back and ask for loonies for laundry).

My goal is to visit mom around 9-10AM.

Head home and cook chicken and the rest of my lunch (carrots and potatoes with a chocolate dessert).

Do laundry, take out garbage, do hand wash (silk pillow cases: improves sleep quality!). Do dishes (while listen to some hot Jazz), vacuum, clean bathroom (probably use beats blue tooth with “Extreme Ways” blaring in my ears).

What else? I will need to fit in a call to my sister, ad lib any other social interactions or situations…

You get the idea, I will be too busy to be ‘blue’. How about you?

Happy weekend!

P.S. I’m taking my relatives to the casino tomorrow, wish me luck (with them of course).

Order Vs. Chaos: Good Works!

In this dialogue, the paradigm of Good Vs Evil is replaced with Order Vs Chaos.  The two duke it out.  No surprize here, order wins hands down.

Order:  Why don’t you like good?

Chaos:  I like good.

O:  I know you don’t.  You could care less about anything.  You don’t respect anything.  Why do you destroy?

C:  I like disorder.

O:  You don’t like anything, anyone, anywhere.  Nothing.  You like disorder, because it is the opposite of order, it is Chaos.

C:  Exactly, but good works for you.  It helps you stay organized and you like working, staying alive.

O:  Wrong.

C:  What then?

O:  Clarity, balance, growth, and this allows the universe to continue.  If all else continues, we will grow, we will emerge.  We are agents of order and good.  Do you get it?

C:  Ya, ya.  What am I, bad breath, a wasted life?

O:  You are a slayer of all life.  Because, nothing begets nothing.  You don’t work.  You harm all that works.

C:  I don’t get it.  What is all the hub bub about.  You win, I loose, you loose I win, what’s the difference?

O:  Good works.  Your way, there is no order.  My way, Chaos lives to create trouble another day.

C:  You telling me, I win either way?

O:  Yup.

C:  Damn.  That’s good.

O:  Exactly…

…there and back again…

Perhaps, it has only started in the 60th year of my life.

Or after one of the many splendid adventures of being at home on planet earth.

But the inspiration and the meaning is definitely inspired from the source:  The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien.

I can think of many a children’s story that is read and admired by adults: Alice and Wonderland, Around the World In Eighty Days, and many more deserving stories.

You get my drift…

Or, perhaps it is an enduring sense of bliss.

I can feel it, taste it and believe.

This is a power unto itself, an inspiration, a muse or a passion.

Isaac Asimov called it, “A Joy Still Felt”.

Anyone, who needs to believe or wants to explore, do a passion, wanderlust, wants to live! will do, say, believe and experience what I feel, in every bone of their body, mind and soul.

And yet, this adventure is understated as ‘there and back again”.

Keep Calm And Write On…

The concept is from old British propaganda.

It has become popular to use slogans and make up your own.

In the spirit of “Keep Calm and Carry On”.

Even when my muse is out to lunch.

Especially when others think I need to take a brake.

Sometimes after I throw in the towel.

During, after and before all forms of inspiration.

Till, death due we part…


The Art Of Dialogue

  1. If someone does not know, is heading in the wrong direction, you may point out the right direction, then walk away.
  2. Don’t be tedious with speech.  Be considerate with what you say and do.
  3. Never turn dialogue into argument or introduce anger or meanness, tolerate mistakes and walk away from a fight.
  4. Stop quarrels with diplomacy.
  5. Take care of yourself and others to avoid or recover from errors of judgement.  This is a singular distinction made by those people who make good philosophers.  Don’t tell them what to do, show them through the Socratic  Method or a means that will not cause a bunch to your nose!

Sex Is My Baby Finger

Taking the sex out of sex is hard to do,

whether talking to a ten year old or feeling friendly to people you care about.

The fun thing about paternal love or love of children, is the desire to do no harm.

It is a challenge to talk about sexuality on a good day.

But kids need to learn it is okay to be who they are.

People need to feel the same way.

How many awkward moments does it take to screw in a lite bulb?

Bottom line, sex is not the issue, people are.

Let’s always show that we care about people rather than the awkward, sometimes embarrassing moments that erupt out of sexuality experiences.