Category Archive: World View

Musings, Ramblings and Occasional Blathering OF my World View and FOR the World to View

Feb 21

January 2015 – Quote of the Month

Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it. ~ John Steinbeck, Sweet Thursday

Jan 24

Too Bad Boko Haram Didn’t Deflate a Football

A ridiculous amount of national news cycles has been spent on America’s favorite tax dodgers – the NFL and their latest sports cheating scandal, “Deflate-Gate“. – I’ve watched the story either lead, or take second on the TV news all week. As if there weren’t already entire series of channels devoted to covering sports, such …

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Jan 24

December 2014 – Quote of the Month

For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. ~Doug Larson

Dec 30

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Whereas others have decorated their house for the winter holidays – namely, christmas, we’ve kept the arachnid Halloween decorations up in our entryway – Cirith Ungol (Sindarin for Spider’s Cleft, or Pass of the Spider). All Photos by Yours Truly – Glen Green. Click on images to see larger versions. In a ravine she lived, …

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Nov 29

Halloween Hands

$1 dismembered hands from Dollar Store - jazzed up

According to the calendar, Halloween is over, but it lingers in my heart. – I had quite a lot of fun decorating this year. The following iPhone photo is an example of one Halloween project where I took cheap, boring, Dollar Store hands and gave them various treatments to jazz them up. Procedures included painting, …

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Jul 31

Ghostly Gettysburg

I had an occasion to visit Gettysburg Pennsylvania this weekend for a little R&R. As expected, the area is rich in history and amazing stories: tragic and heroic. But I was also amazed how swamped the area is with ghost stories. The first hint came when it was posted on Facebook that we were going …

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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.)

Apr 26

Free Hugs

My friend, Margret shared this image with me, saying, “I immediately thought of you”; to which I replied, “I’m sad to report that for some sick reason, I’m glad that this made you immediately think of me!“ Margret responded, “Glen Green: the reluctant psychopath.” Glen Green: the reluctant psychopath – I think that would make …

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Mar 20

A Hard and Bitter Winter

… But today is the start of Spring and may it bloom all the greener.   In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Feb 27

Not Your Mother’s Chicken Soup

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

Dec 28

The Price is Wrong

Five Below Duck Tape - 99¢ ... er... $3.99

Quick! How much does this tape cost? I saw this at Five Below. The Blue ‘3’ blends into the black background even more in person. I have to wonder how many shoppers got to the checkout line only to be pissed off that the price was four times higher than they thought. Is this just …

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Dec 28

Novembor 2013 – Quote of the Month

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity. – Robert Louis Stevensons

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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Oct 27

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others

Animal Farm Pig and Barn Wall commandments

Increasingly, politics leaves me infuriated. The October GOP induced government shut down and threatened debt ceiling default had me almost shaking with anger. This is a self inflicted wound that is the result of so many wrongs ranging from the control of the popular media by the rich few to political gerrymandering. I’m afraid that …

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Oct 02

September 2013 – Quote of the Month

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence. – David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, 1748  

Sep 23

Baby’s First Logo

On work days, in an effort to ease my transition from the river Lethe to the living world, I watch the morning news including the featured stories on NBC’s Today Show. And so I watched as they interrupted their morning banter with “breaking news”: a video that was tied to some story about birth. The …

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Sep 16

August 2013 – Quote of the Month

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. – Paul Valery

Aug 28

50 Years Later – The Dream Lives On

Doctor Martin Luther King Jr

The man had tremendous courage and he forfeited his life for his ideals. His lesson of non-violence and humanity for our fellow humans is a lesson that still needs taught, still needs to be full realized but today. Today, on the 50th anniversary of his famous 17 minute speech, “I Have A Dream”, we celebrate the …

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Aug 01

July 2013 – Quote of the Month

One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls. ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

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