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I am missing Smith.
So I am creating this non-Haiku in the hopes I can find out how he is doing.
I was thinking about tides.
We can better understand the miraculous as long as we admit the miracle of tides.
The ole 'ebb and flow' as they say.
Babe Ruth is a hero of mine.
He was some Irish mug who was thrown away by his parents and tossed out of school and picked up by a Priest. [Read more]
"Breaking Amish" TLC hit series from last fall season on Sunday night has started shooting the second season at Pinecraft, a community in Sarasota, Florida. I haven't seen the series because I don't have cable but according to Wikipedia it is about five young adults trying out a new life, to see if they want to remain in their upbringing. Because the series had high ratings and good reviews, it was announced last month that they were shooting a spin off with a new cast starting their lives in Sarasota. There are many former members of Mennonite  [Read more]
I like to treat myself a short 15 min. ride to Alma Sue's Quilt shop from my house a couple of times a year. It is a joy to walk into her new shop and watch the Amish and Menonnites quilt. They quilt from frames hung from the ceiling and speak a form a German that is known a Pa. [Read more]
Here's this week's heap of haikus:
fills my mug like an old friend
who slept on the couch.
An island sunset,
the sky aglow with passion …
here I sit ... alone.
I took my little trip to the grocers.
It was a Monday and I was almost out of my allowance till Wednesday and I only needed to spend under twelve bucks.
Oh I have a couple hundred in savings now and that is there to make sure that if my computer goes down....well, I can get a back-up and not destroy an entire monthly budget!
And I am looking for the carrots and the coffee ($4.00) and some meat product andI will skip looking for some other things 'I need'. [Read more]
JUAN PONCE DE LEON
I just caught this little squib at the NYT about the seeker of the Fountain of Youth.
Evidently they are going to put the SOB on a postage stamp or something commemorating things the bastard never accomplished.
A certain T.D. Altman does the honors here; Altman is an historian who just published a history of Florida. [Read more]
I just stumbled onto a pretty good movie that is coincidentally quite timely. It is a comedy played seriously. It is called We Have A Pope. I liked it from the beginning where there is what I presume to be a realistic portrayal of the pomp and ceremony surrounding the death of a Pope. It quickly goes to the election process for the new Pope which reminded me of a comical twist on Putney Swope that might actually be quite inciteful. The movie is completely non-polemic. Wiki's description;