But believe in something, as I’ve often told my philosophically pandering neighbor, Max. I tell him, any fool can flounder around – throw up his hands and profess that ‘god is too big and too mysterious’ for any of us to understand. And so it takes a truly remarkable and relentless man to grapple with… Continue reading Believe In What You Want
Or in the immortal words of Ovid, “Add a little to a little and you shall have a great pile.” Yesterday I solved a most pernicious water leak problem (2nd floor toilet in my workshop). Today I fixed a nagging Windows 10 ‘audio device not found’ problem on my new 8″ tablet. The defining moment… Continue reading Incremental Progress
I simply marvel over the weather here. Rainy season brings with it these gloriously dramatic rainstorms. I love to sit on my rooftop listening and watching as a front moves in. Only my runs on the dirt country roads out in the valley makes me feel equally alive. PS – Everything is going… Continue reading The Eternal Present
Like all people my age, I’ve lost a lot of friends over the years. Even so, I find the ones I am most sentimental about are those I grew up with. They are the ones who have ever been imprinted in my memory as los innocentes. Murch died August 10th. He was barely 63 years… Continue reading Another One Gone
Let’s say you were seated in a new restaurant and the waiter brings you a menu with the cover announcing the place as Bistro D’Oc. You glance over at the table next to you and see someone happily munching away at a steaming pile of odorous poodle turds covered in creamy bechamel. The poodle might… Continue reading A Thought on Bad Taste
‘A nutritious substance supplied by a bountiful Providence for the fattening of the poor.’ Ambrose Bierce.
I’ve come to believe that the only person worthy of help is the one who asks for it. You can’t help someone who doesn’t know they need help. Let me provide a couple of recent examples. My friend, Max has been kinda sort of seeing this woman in nearby Jiquilpan by the name of Rose.… Continue reading Rose and Douglas