Category Archive: Flotsam and Jetsam

Capturing those floating bits of thoughts that don't fit into neat categories that would otherwise be lost to the sea of time.

Aug 31

The Driving Dead

Although I dearly, dearly love summer I’m already thinking and planning for Halloween. On the negative side, I’m spending way too much on Halloween decorations. On the plus side, I now expect to drive in the HOV lane thanks to my new copilot.

Jun 24

Mow With Attitude

Shopping at the local Farm and Tractor store, I found myself eyeballing a zero turn tractor. (Such is my life these days.) My eye was caught by the ‘Elite’ ‘Bad Boy’ lawn mower. Looking closer I came to the tractor’s control panel… “Mow With Attitude”. Everyday I’m reminded that we live in a surreal world. …

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May 30

Beware the Pond

It’s very nice of the tree to warn us. (Sighted outside of a church wedding this month.)

May 22

Thirteen Years

Started in 2001, this is yet another anniversary of Glen Green Dot Com as measured by orbits around the good old sun. If nothing else, I get points for perseverance.

Feb 27

Not Your Mother’s Chicken Soup

Not just ordinary cock soup, this is spicy cock soup (authentic from Jamaica of course!)

Jan 28

The Desolation of Peter Jackson

The Shadow of the Past As part of my considerable Lord of the Rings collection, I have the Minds Eye audio adaptation of the books. In the first few chapters of the collection, the rendition includes Elves speaking. – Speaking with pitched Keebler Elves voices. At that moment, an aficionado of the book can instantly …

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Nov 30

Florid Fido Feculence

I’ll confess that I’ve never had much of a scatological funny bone but I do have a keen sense of the surreal. Shopping at Target during the Halloween season I came across glow-in-the dark plastic poo in the $1 dollar bin that greets visitors on entry into the store. I marvel at the following: Note …

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Nov 14

October 2013 – Quote of the Month

I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement [Libertarians] in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough. – Christopher Hitchens

Jul 10

Lusus Naturae Menus

We stopped at Pittsburgh’s Rocky’s Route 8 on June 6th after work, interested to try someplace new to eat. The food wasn’t great but we managed to get some funny pictures at least. This Little Piggy Wants to Eat Your Soul We had to wait more than an hour for mediocre wings and a hamburger, …

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May 16

Smooth Criminal Timberlands

One of the boots of a pair of treasured Timberland hikers had the out-sole come loose, so I took some Gorilla Glue and pored it between the rubber and the front of the shoe. I then balanced the boot on the front tip so that the weight would keep the gap pressed closed while it …

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Apr 30

This Might Blow Your Mind

Hey mom and dad, gather the kids around – now the whole family can play an exciting game of chance and mock-suicide with ‘Party Roulette‘! If you look closely at the photo, there is one guy who looks shocked while two women on either side of him are laughing. But my favorite is the blood …

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Feb 27

Irony: Made in the USA

T-shirt tag: Made in Nicaragua (Photo by Glen Green)

Sorting through my photo library, I came across this little gem which I shot in a grocery store in Florida in 2008. I’ll let it speak for itself.  

Dec 28

The Lost Sin City

Penn and Teller ticket featuring Mike Jones Duo, Rio Resort, Las Vegas Nevada

Away for the Holiday We went to Vegas over Thanksgiving for six days. The holiday hasn’t felt very homey for a very long time and we wanted to take good advantage of a few days off, so we found a good deal with Southwest and headed to the desert lights, – after all, nothing says, …

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Sep 08

August 2012 – Quote of the Month

One is sorry one could not have taken both branches of the road. But we were not allotted multiple selves. ―Gore Vidal

Aug 28

New Tracks

Foot imprinting on the dust of the Moon - Apollo 11, 1969

Human society has been in existence for tens of thousands of years. During the majority of that time, human achievements happened relatively slowly. For the vast majority of those who ever lived, it is likely that they did not experience a true watershed, defining moment of human endeavor. And yet, on July 20, 1969, humanity …

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Aug 01

July 2012 – Quote of the Month

Fireworks had for her a direct and magical appeal. Their attraction was more complex than that of any other form of art. They had pattern and sequence, colour and sound, brilliance and mobility; they had suspense, surprise, and a faint hint of danger; above all, they had the supreme quality of transience, which puts the …

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Jun 06

The Sound of Summer Running

Ray Bradbury books - R is for Rocket, The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, The Illustrated Man, S is for Space, From the Dust Returned - Photo by Glen Green

I learned today that Ray Bradbury, my second favorite author, died on June 5th. He was 91. As Tolkien was to fantasy, so Ray Bradbury was to science fiction – both popularized their genres. And like Tolkien, Bradbury wrote prose like it was poetry. I still have the old, well loved books and even now, on …

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May 22

GlenGreenDotCom’s 11th Anniversary

Glen Green's legacy website home page from May 22, 2012

Hello and welcome to the new face of GlenGreen.com. The facelift is in celebration of this site’s 11th anniversary, since Glen Green Dot Com made its debut on May 22nd, 2001. And while this revamped website gets established, I encourage you to peruse the legacy site here at http://Legacy.GlenGreen.com . So, raise your glass and join …

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Jan 12

A Passing Private Note for Friends and Family

Today is a very great day. To find out why, click here to read the Friends and Family News. (Password required).

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