Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quoting Whitman

A conversation with Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

BlogSpot: How do you feel about having an image of yourself on a postage stamp?
Walt Whitman: If you done it, it ain't bragging.

BS: Many consider you one of America's great poets and some call you the Father Of Free Verse. Your thoughts on this, sir?
WW: To have great poets, there must be great audiences.

BS: Your bio indicates you were also a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. You seem to have a real connection with the common folk.
WW: I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.

BS: You have obviously written a lot. Do you also like to spend time reading?
WW: A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

BS: Any thoughts on the current state of world affairs?
WW: Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.

BS: What do you think the future holds?
WW: The future is no more uncertain than the present.

BS: How do you deal with life on a daily basis?
WW: To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.

BS: What lessons have you learned?
WW: I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

BS: What advice would you care to share with our readers?
WW: Be curious, not judgmental. Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Magic Bus

Finding a good bus driver can be as important as finding a good musician. ~Reba McEntire

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Brunch For Two

An Add-On Poem by Kit & Johnnny
Title: Brunch For Two
Date Written: November 19, 2010
(Line 1: Johnnny, Line 2: Kit, etc.)
Copyright © 2010. All rights reserved.

Brunch For Two

Absolutely perplexed when you
Presented the group your killebrew
Gestational madness flowing thru the room
I felt like a bride just meeting her groom
Even now as we speak forth our minds
Cocooned in our blanket that warms as it binds
Prism rainbows shine through the blinds
I'll follow this path wherever it winds
Brunch for two and coffee to swallow
Caffeine and eggs, with sunset to follow
Preachin on Sunday, teachin on Monday
Everyone waits for the magical "one day"
Every so often is never enough
Besides real love, the rest is just fluff.

An Add-On Poem by Kit & Johnnny
Title: Brunch For Two
Date Written: November 19, 2010
(Line 1: Johnnny, Line 2: Kit, etc.)
Copyright © 2010. All rights reserved.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fly The Fiendish Skies

Transportation Security Administration At Your Service:
If you don't want to be X-ray scanned or undergo a "thorough" manual search, you may want to rethink flying the friendly skies for the Holidaze. The TSA is warning passengers who enter a checkpoint, and then refuse to undergo inspection, won't be allowed to fly, and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport. Those folks will be detained on the premises to be questioned by the TSA and local law enforcement. Anyone refusing to cooperate is looking at fines up to $11,000 and possible arrest. Would you like some peanuts and perhaps a blanket?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fish Eyes

There seems to be an expanding expansion of buildings that span their space with curved lines. To better compliment the humans that dwell in them, buildings are becoming more organic. By curving or softening the edges, a box becomes more humanoid. Unfortunately, this example of curvaceousness was not caused by the architect, but rather by a fisheye lens.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Butterfly Flutter By

This was one of our fluttering friends during this past summer. T'was a great summer for flowers, bees, gardens, and butterflies. This dude (whom we named Thorax) liked our backyard blend of blossoms. Here he's pictured sitting upon his favorite pincushion. The verbena were also a very popular spot. Then one day, they all just up and left town. I wonder where Thor is now. If you happen to see him, greet him from us.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world. ~Charles Dudley Warner.

The most tangible of all visible mysteries - fire. ~Leigh Hunt.

A spark neglected makes a mighty fire. ~Robert Herrick.

If you ever catch on fire, try to avoid seeing yourself in the mirror, because I bet that's what really throws you into a panic. ~Jack Handey.

Playing with fire is bad for those who burn themselves. For the rest of us, it is a very great pleasure. ~Author Unknown.