Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Fool

It doesn't pay to argue with a fool when the fool doesn't recognize which of you is the fool.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Being Nice

If you are different from the norms society sees, wants, expects and often accepts, people may be nice to you because either they're just being polite to hide their dislke, even hate, for you or your choices in life, or they truly accept you as a person and may even want and like you as a friend.

The difference is always hard to tell at first and even long afterward as people often hide, even disguise, their true feelings about you with politeness. You may never know until in those moments of quiet comfort with them, they'll relax and be your friend.

And then you know they don't just accept you, they are your friend. They won't be politely nice anymore, they'll be what friends are, themselves with you and you are with them. Cherish them as they will be few in number and in the years between new friends.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Embarrassingly Stupid

If you ever done anything or said anything embarrassingly stupid and feel terrible enough you want to hide, just look around you and look at your watch. You'll notice the world didn't end and time didn't stop. Everything goes on as it did just before that moment which fades into everything else in time.

What's Worse

What's worse than an adult man being silly? Everyone thinks he's just being stupid. The answer? An old man being silly because everyone thinks he has a mental condition due to his age. So if you're an old man, be silly anyway. Enjoy knowing how sane you are when everyone thinks you're not.

Two Rules

The first is the old adage, "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything." To which I've added over the years, "If you can't say a negative in a positive way, then don't say it."

Apologetic Negative

When someone starts with an apology about being negative, they're not apologetic, because if they were, then they wouldn't be negative. They only want you to think they're sorry, but they're not sorry, they're just negative.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Use the word perfect carefully as once said there is nothing to make it better and everything to make it worse.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Tragedy

Ugly is one thing. Reality is another. The sadness, and worse the tragedy, is when they come together in the description of someone, something or some event, and there is no mistaking the truthfulness of those words.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


The neat thing if you start out making an omelette and it isn't turning into one is that you can always make scrambled eggs mixed with omelette stuffing. It may not look as nice or pretty but it will always taste as good, maybe better, and it goes well on top of a waffle with butter and real maple syrup.

Sometimes beautiful scrambled eggs can be better than an ugly looking omelette.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Light Bulb

"I may be a hairdresser, but I still have a light bulb."
                                      - Lecion

She was the terrific young woman who used to cut my hair at Supercuts before moving on to better things. She always showed me that someone's job doesn't necessarily show their character or what's in the heart. Or the fact they are intelligent, smart and/or wise.

Another Worst Thing?

One of the worst things for a wealthy person who owns supercars is waking up to see a foot of snow on the ground and the roads covered in ice and snow, and realizing all their supercars don't work in this weather. They can't get the joy of driving one that day unless they plan to put it in a snowbank in a real fast hurry and make it one really ugly, expensive wreck for everyone to laugh at driving by.

The Worst Thing?

One of the worst things for a wealthy person who owns supercars is sitting in one in the heavy evening commuter traffic in a rain storm surrounded by people in cars who don't give a shit about their car. They're just like everyone else and want to get somewhere else. In short, they're just another person stuck in traffic.

Monday, December 10, 2012


"You definitely have to have your act together between your ears..."

                                        -- Ed Schulz, December 10, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Good Law

A good law, no matter how much the elected politicians talk about it being a good law, is only good when it's enforced and only then when there are the resources to enforce it, like people, money and technology.

It may sound like a good law in principle but practice is what makes it a good law.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Wanting & Being

Who we want to be and who we can be are rarely the same; one exists in our imagination, the other in our reality. Our quest in life is the journey into being the one person the two are within ourself.