Monday, August 29, 2016


Photo by Glacier National Park - HDR

Happy 100th, National Parks!  You don't look a day over ... well, actually, some of you look quite old.  But beautiful!     story

Principle in the type:  Yet is full of charming company, full of God's thoughts, a place of peace and safety amid the most exalted grandeur and eager enthusiastic action, a new song, a lace of beginnings abounding in first lessons of life, mountain-building, eternal, invincible, unbreakable order; with sermons in stones, storms, trees, flowers, and animals brimful of humanity. . . "    John Muir

Friday, August 26, 2016


photo by istolethetv

Sorry if you missed the 80's.  We couldn't all be there!  Don't be jelly.  (Side note:  Have you ever played Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon?)     


Principle in the type:  "What makes movies magical is not that incredible things happen in them, incredible things happen in real life too.   No, what makes movies magical is they end right after the incredible things happen.   They stop when the war is over, the team wins the championship, after the boy gets the girl.   But life keeps going, even when it's inconvenient for the narrative."           Matteson Perry

                                                                                     Happy Weekend, Peeps!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


photo by Loren Javier

Dolly Parton just released her 43rd studio album!  Bow down to the Queen.  I hold fast to Parton's original and still the best, I Will Always Love You, as solid gold.  And she sure is likeable, if you're a country music lover or not!    People magazine calls her "unpretentious."  That's an awesome vibe to put off.

Principle in the type:  "Meekness is not tentativeness but rather thoughtfulness.  meekness makes room for others."   Neal A. Maxwell

Monday, August 22, 2016


photo by Louise Palanker

It seemed like really, everybody who knew Garry Marshall liked him, as so many nice things have been said.   The writer, director, producer who had a hand in a zillion TV and movie hits - including "Happy Days," "The Odd Couple," "Pretty Woman," and "The Princess Diaries," passed this month at the age of 81.   "Garry once said:   ‘I try to find scripts of stories that kinda celebrate the human condition… let’s talk about the tough world out there and the human spirit overcoming adversity.' "      news

Principle in the type:  "As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate.  Hope is the one thing left to us in a bad time."     E.B. White     

Saturday, August 20, 2016


photo by edward stojakovic

Good stuff.  Defending Your Life is on Netflix right now.  Your welcome.


Principle in the type:  "One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words."   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

                                                                                                   Happy Weekend!

Friday, August 19, 2016


photo by Landry Heaton

Yeah, so, that didn't take long, did it?  "The Los Angeles Rams preseason opener got off to a rousing start."  And I'm talking about the fan fights, arrests, and hospitalizations.  I mean, really?  The first game back in Los Angeles?   All you folk have to do is sit there and enjoy yourself.  Los Angeles I continue to be worried about you.  You got it all going on, but you still can't make it happen.   news

Principle in the type:  "If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet, how important you can be to people. . . . There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."     Fred Rogers

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


photo by got_legos

Ya'know how them preggers lady cows get to waggin their tails harder as labor contractions kick up?  (I'm listening to George Strait right now.  Don't mind the accent.)   ---Well the University of New Hampshire folk attached a sensor (the "Moocall") to them fine tails, and now the boss can receive a text about an hour before Junior comes.  So far so good.   (You human Dads-to-Be don't get any bullish ideas.  Just stay with your honey like big boys.)    story     

Principle in the type:  "As we build our lives and  our families, it matters what materials we use: our time, our efforts, and our choices."     Christopher Deaver