I recently came across these harsh, but humorous, ways to inform someone that they’re wrong.
“I can explain it to the gentleman, but I cannot comprehend it for him.”
—Andrew Jacobs, Jr., American congressman, 1969
“I’ve been called worse things by better people.”
—Pierre Trudeau, Canadian prime minister
“Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence.”
—Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian writer
“I’m right, and you’re smart, and sooner or later you’ll see I’m right.”
— Charles Munger, American businessman
Know the difference!
Lollygag—to fool around or to spend time idly.
Dilly-dally—to waste time by loitering or delaying.
Once a year, we all get to be Irish! I came across this clever t-shirt while I was out shopping on St. Patrick’s Day.
My workplace got creative and parked this shower trailer in the warehouse for patrons of the employee gym—which is also located in the middle of the warehouse.
Last Saturday, spring was in the air. I left off my winter coat and went outside and enjoyed the unseasonably warm beauty of sunshine and blue skies. As the 19th century English poet William Morris expressed,
“Late February days; and now, at last,
Might you have thought that
Winter’s woe was past;
So fair the sky was and so soft the air.”
Then on Sunday, it snowed. It snowed a lot.
Now, our region needs the snowpack for the coming summer and thus I am grateful for this snowstorm.
In the meantime, just as 17th century English-American poet Anne Bradstreet declared, I must remind myself that, “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.”
This white floral silk rose appeared on the sign for the handicapped parking space at my local post office several weeks ago. I know that white roses symbolize purity, innocence, and respect, but I do not know who put the rose here or why. It’s a small mystery that keeps life interesting.
I bought and assembled a new sewing table recently. When this voice of experience and wisdom spoke to me from the instructions for assembly step 9, I heeded its admonition! 🙂
December is not the time of year to neglect the gym…
There’s a crack will tree growing in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand that has become famous on social media. Taking photos of #ThatWanakaTree has become The Thing to Do for photographers and tourists.
I’m not a photographer, but I am a tourist, and I visited the tree on a bright, breezy spring day in November of 2017. Although there were several other visitors while I was there, I did get a few moments alone with the tree.
Here are my best efforts as a non-expert photographer wielding a point-and-shoot Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 digital camera at mid-afternoon on a sunny, windy day.
It’s always nice to see a smiling face when one is out and about.