wishing you much love rick..
thanks for being my wonderful friend..
I enjoy yr company...
Seeker and Explorer.
Earth guy living a conventional lifestyle. Totally enthusiastic about life. Into pushing boundaries and exploring the fringes of our existence (OK, well when I have spare time).
Focused. Work really hard. Very serious about things I need to be serious about.
Sometimes like to question that status quo. Being a rebel is sometimes a good thing.
I try to be good person. Usually I am.
Sometimes I give off a lot of raw energy.
Goodness and light rule. And curiosity and honesty and generosity and openness and simplicity.
"In wildness is the preservation of the world." (Henry David Thoreau)
"Carpe Diem." (Some wise ancient philosopher who spoke Latin and had a white beard)
Wild imagination. If you want someone to create really cool alternate universes, I'm the guy. Imagination sometimes needs to be subdued with metaphorical tranquilizer darts.
I like wild places. I think swamps are a great metaphor for life. I'm into deep thoughts and whimsical trivia. I'm a really fast keyboarder.
I was a kid once.
Some of my friends say I am a lousy driver. Sometimes I forget to tie my shoes in the morning. Otherwise, I got my act together.
I think laughter is a good thing.
Ask me anything you want.
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Mark Twain talked about running for President of the USA back in 1879. This is what he said:Tue, March 8, 2016 - 10:00 AM permalink - 0 comments
"The rumor that I buried a dead aunt under my grapevine was correct. The vine needed fertilizing, my aunt had to be buried, and I dedicated her to this high purpose. Does that unfit me for the presidency? The Constitution of our country does not say so. No other citizen was ever considered unworthy of this office because he enriched his grapevines with his dead relatives. Why should I be selected ... read more
Thoughts marking National Procrastination Week ...Tue, March 3, 2015 - 1:45 AM permalink - 0 comments
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. (Sentiment has been ascribed to Machiavelli, although others have claimed credit for it)
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. (T.E. Eliot)
I was reading Suzanne Fields' syndicated column this morning. She talked about a recent Annenberg Public Policy Center research study about the knowledge American adults have about their government.Sat, February 21, 2015 - 12:46 PM permalink - 0 comments
The study found that almost two-thirds of the respondents couldn't identify the three branches of government, and a third couldn't even name one. Twice as many respondents could name one of those TV judges (like Judge Judy) than the name of the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
And y... read more
Valentine's Day 2015.Sat, February 14, 2015 - 12:49 PM permalink - 0 comments
People bought more than 40 million boxes of chocolates.
Hallmark had more than 1,300 different kinds of Valentine's Day cards available.
Americans sent more than 110 million roses.
And the origins of V-Day?
Legend has it that it's based on the ancient Pagan festival of Lupercalia, a Roman fertility festival. It was "Christianized" around the 5th century in honor of St. Valentine, whose identity is murky since there were at least three different "Saint Vale... read more
Trivia Fact: California has hosted the most super bowls (5). Green Bay and Kansas City played Super Bowl I, and Green Bay won it. In 2006, a 30-second ad spot cost a cool $2.5 million. Today it's a good $4.5 million.Sun, February 1, 2015 - 11:50 AM permalink - 0 comments
Today, as part of the SB XLIX celebration, food experts estimate that Americans will eat 80 million avocados (yes, in guacamole), 1.23 billion wings, 11 million pounds of potato chips, and 3.8 million pounds of popcorn. About 325 million gallons of beer will be consumed.
Q... read more
"Do not go where the trail may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Re: The Redneck Pagan -- (in Tribal Lounge) Wisdom! :)
discussion post on Thu, April 21, 2016 - 9:23 AM
Re: American voter registration (in Tribal Lounge) Can't figure out why we have all these problems in the USA.
Around here we went to optical scan voting about three years ago. Seems like every other person is confused. When people get confused, they mark the ballots wrong, stuff them in the m... read more
discussion post on Wed, March 30, 2016 - 8:35 AM
Re: Odds 'n Ends (in Tribal Lounge) "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
Today (March 26) is the birthday of Robert Frost, great poet (1874). That famous verse of his meant something very di... read more
discussion post on Sat, March 26, 2016 - 1:34 PM
Re: Odds 'n Ends (in Tribal Lounge) Yeah, it still acts up once in a while. Either it doesn't show up right away, or something posts twice. Or the system hangs up.
discussion post on Wed, March 23, 2016 - 8:46 AM
Re: Odds 'n Ends (in Tribal Lounge) First official day of spring!
It began today (March 20) at 12:30 a.m. EDT (U.S. East Coast)
discussion post on Sun, March 20, 2016 - 11:27 AM