Just a Spoonful of Sugar

Just a Spoonful of Sugar

We may hear someone say: ‘that’s icing on the cake,’ meaning something unexpectedly beneficial/providential/pleasant has come their way. We might say, when something unexpectedly negative/ominous/disagreeable has just occurred: ‘wouldn’t that peel the icing right off...
“If nothing changes, nothing changes.”

“If nothing changes, nothing changes.”

This is a friend’s profound sentiment. His point, perhaps obvious, is that once a problem/situation/set of circumstances has been identified, that is merely step one. The knowing, in itself, doesn’t alter what currently exists, what is producing consternation at some...
Pants on fire

Pants on fire

A Definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, while expecting different results. Of course, no reader of this note is insane. Of course not! Perish the thought! Who could even think such a thing? And yet, do we have a high tolerance level of...
What kids say!

What kids say!

For a Tuesday smile, following are some interactions of children with their grandparents: My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was. I said, 80. My grandson was quiet for a moment then he asked: “Did you start at 1?”...
Wanna hang out sometime?

Wanna hang out sometime?

Calvin had Hobbes. Bonnie had Clyde. Dorothy had Toto, the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. Frodo had Sam. Peanut Butter still has Jelly. Tightknit relationships, all. Like moths (and all flying insects) to a flame, or our front door light, we naturally gravitate...

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