Friday, December 29, 2006

Open Window

I feel like a new window is opening for me. I know that it is supposed to be a new "door" but it is more like a window that I can just about see through.

The other side is filled with hope and promise.

I can hardly wait for the window to swing all the way open.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

National Flexo-4

I feel like my head is going to explode. And that is just because I am feeling much better than I was earlier when my head felt like it had exploded. I needed some sort of lid just to keep the mess off the walls.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Perfect Beauty

What is beauty?

I have known many people are physically very beautiful but the ones whom I have found to be absolutely stunning are those whose qualities include extreme intelligence, warmth of spirit, and generosity.

And a joyful childlike spirit helps as well.

Monday, December 25, 2006


Maybe I will have just one more piece of Christmas cake.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

T'was the night before Christmas

The clock is ticking down to that big day for kids. Santa is swooping through the sky; he has already had landing areas scouted out.

Unfortunately, there is nowhere to land where I live.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Canadian Beaver

Somehow, old trains can be very comforting. I think it has something to do with the simple technologies used. They may have seemed sophisticated at the time but the are simple compared to what we have in our present day lives.

Even locomotives are marvels of computer sophistication.

Someday they will, of course, seem very crude.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas?

Christmas. A time to share. To give. To laugh.

It is also a time to think about those who have nothing to share or to give or to laugh about.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Foot Fetish

I was thinking about fetishes and actually checked the meaning of the word. A Fetish is an object (as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner. The secondary meaning of an object or bodily part whose real or fantasied presence is psychologically necessary for sexual gratification seems less interesting.

I guess I have fetishes. They change from time to time but some have been important to me.

A flat stone that I kept in my pocket was one. I guess it was no so much for luck but it focused my mind so that I could accomplish certain tasks. It was very much like a good luck talisman. I thought it brought me luck but I was wrong. It just brought my mind into focus.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Crop Circle

You hear about Agricultural Crop Circles all the time but you seldom hear about the industrial version. Here is a fine example of the gear shaped Industrial Circle. Fine definition. It almost seems to have meaning.

No doubt in my mind that it was created by aliens.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Have a Coca-Cola Christmas

Hey, it's nearly Christmas and haven't seen any of those schmaltzy Coke ads with Polar Bears or the Coked up Santa. What's going on? Has Coca-Cola given up on the old Xmas season?

Or maybe I just haven't watched enough television.

Monday, December 18, 2006


The BOP CD Release Party is history but the remnants remain surviving on power poles throughout the city.

I missed the party. Just one more thing that I have missed due to my erratic life.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

What is the Point?

What is the point of having Christmas without at least one child around? I mean it is nice to share it with someone you love (even if it is in a non-romantic way) but with a child around the entire celebration gains some sort of meaning.

No kid? Just another day.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Comfort Food

Can a photo be like comfort food? When you are feeling down, look at photos taken in happier or emotionally warmer times and they will help you to get through your troubles.

Stare at the images as you attempt to regain the feelings of that time.

They may not work as well as comfort food but there are fewer calories.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Bizarro World

My god. I have been watching a court case this week. What do you have to do to be a lawyer? Flunk out of Janitor School?

No, I am not behind bars. Yet.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Getting Ready For Santa

I love the colour of this letter slot. Very much in keeping with the season if you don't mind me saying, Mr. Scrooge. Very cheerful.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Madonna Breast

What is the deal with breasts? They cannot be shown in public when we all, men included, have them to some extent. Why? Is only those with the potential to produce milk that can't be seen? Or is there some size restriction. If you are over a certain size then you are prohibited.

Can't be that. Some men have huge dugs while some women are quite petite, nearly nonexistent.

If the Madonna were to suckle a wee infant, would she be banned from airports as has happened to some mothers recently?

It is a puzzle.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Land Rover has Finished Roving

That poor Land Rover looks the way I feel today. Or maybe I caused the dent in grill. I feel like I have been run over by life and the accident scene is not a pretty sight.

Anyone know a good body shop?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Instrument of . . . what?

Sometimes you see something that just seems to have no purpose. Or if it does you just can't figure out what it is.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Yeah, it is winter. Snow. Piles of snow.

Funny, something as aggravating as snow can also have some good memories.

Oh, yeah.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A Good Screw

Think about this. A simple thing is not so simple. A screw for example is a simple everyday item but think about how complex it is. The original concept is amazing. Archimedes invented a screw system for lifting water. Screws keep things together. Open wine bottles. They fill our lives.

A good screw is truly a wonderful thing.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Village of Idiots

Am I the only one?

I wake up some days and eventually do some so idiotic that I wonder how I have managed to live as long as I have. If they start cloning people I would not be one of the better choices. Not unless you want to start a village of idiots.

Maybe the old brainbox could use a touch of oil. Or sleep.

Or both.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


How do ducks live with all that quacking that they do? It would drive me crazy. If I am around noisy ducks for very long, I am ready to take the big leap off a high bridge.

And geese? Yikes. They are a shortcut to insanity.

Of course, they probably say the same about me.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Hand Full of Music

I cannot understand how a person can possibly play a violin. It just seems like such an impossible task.

Well, so does singing, playing piano, and knitting.

The world is full of impossible tasks that people do all the time.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Surfing the Web

Spiderman, Spiderman,
Does whatever a spider can
Spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves just like flies
Look Out! Look Out!
Here comes the Spiderman.
Look Out! Look Out!
Here comes the Spiderman.

-Spiderman Theme

Have you thought about what a spider thinks about? Or any of the "creepy crawlies" that inhabit our planet. Are there smart spiders who figure out a better way to construct as web? Stupid spiders just can't figure those webs out? Artistic spiders who are into form before function?

It is comforting to think that spider do not all have the same intelligence. Or the same artistic abilities. Why should they be different from other animals?


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