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GOIN’ FISHIN’

Goin Fishin

“Sometimes you can just hop
in the back of someone’s cab
and tell them what they’re
supposed to do. Other times,
you have to let them look out
at the ocean for a while.”

       – Jacob (LOST S6 / The Lighthouse)

Life doesn’t always flow at the same pace. If it did, I’m sure we’d all miss the ups, downs and sharp last minute curves. It’s the surprises that keep us on our toes. Likewise, it’s the redactions in our own personal storyline and the blank pages of our narrative that keep us searching for answers.

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OPEN WINDOWS

“. . . I guess I lost my way.
There were oh so many roads.
I was living to run
and running to live,

Never worried about paying
or even how much I owed”

                        – Bob Seger

The cold wind blew in overnight. The start of the week was laced with a taste of winter, but now it has given way to mild temperatures once again. On Sunday I had enjoyed a leisurely walk along the beach in shirt sleeves. Monday morning greeted me with weather three floors down from brisk. Frost blanketed the windshield of my Trailblazer.

The change was so drastic that many of my Facebook connections were posting WTF comments throughout the day.

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WHAT TO DO WHEN THERE’S NOTHING TO DO

To Twink or Not To Twink

“SOMEWHERE,
SOMETHING INCREDIBLE
IS WAITING TO BE KNOWN.”

– Carl Sagan

The final shipment of fresh strawberries had been processed and production was drawing to a close for another year. It was time to clean the machines one final time and put them to rest until winter gave way to spring and the commodity most needed for production was available in abundant supply once again. A little bit of maintenance could fill the void and quell the prevailing silence, but for most of the next five months the machines would sit untouched, waiting for next season’s crop.

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WHY NO ONE EATS GREEN EGGS AND HAM

“Think left and think right

and think low and think high.

Oh the thinks you can think up,

if only you try!” 

 

Born March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, Theodor Geisel was most likely a pivotal part of your childhood. He may have also helped you bring joy into the lives of your children. For some of you, he may have already infiltrated the world of your grandchildren as well.

A wordsmith with few equals when it comes to the realm of children’s books, this master of rhyme and practitioner of reason was known and beloved as Dr. Seuss.

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IT’S ONE HECK OF A FISH STORY

It's One Heck of a Fish Story

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“Life is what happens
while you are busy
making other plans.”

– John Lennon

The disembodied female voice instructs, “Drive one quarter mile and turn left.” The blinker begins to click rhythmically as we look for an opportunity to ease into the left lane. Settling into the left-hand turning lane at the intersection we hear the emotionless female voice repeat, “Turn left.” Our intentions are confirmed as the proper course of action.

The light changes and we make the turn. “Recalculating. . . please make a U-Turn.”

Huh? What?!? “Nooooo! Stop it!” We scream at the emotionless, disembodied voice, but no argument is forthcoming. Instead we are instructed to, “Please make a U-Turn.” How well do you hold it together when everything seems to be falling apart?

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