Tis The Season

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   It’s a great time for drunks...
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Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

Tis The Season

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   It’s a great time for drunks and gluttons.  Just a few weeks after gorging on roast turkey, oyster stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole (with cream of mushroom soup and crispy... read more

How Was Yelapa?

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   One more thing.  When you get there, take a water taxi straight to Yelapa.  Don’t mess around with the tourist beaches. So, like, you’re kidding right? Kidding?  Hell no I’m not kidding.  Look,... read more

Udder Nonsense

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   If you have read any of the posts on this site, you must be aware that Napkin Art adds an interesting historical and artistic dimension and adds immensely to the delight factor, if any is to be... read more

The Daily Special

  [Click on BLUE links for sources or more information)   By age 35 I expected to be President, very famous or at least very, very rich.  Instead, by 35 I had three sons, a beautiful wife, and a restaurant business where I made great friends.  I had also... read more

Poems – 11

  This is the eleventh poetry page posted on Think in the Morning.  We choose poems we like based only on our own tastes.  Each poem is paired with an original piece of napkin art produced at the Sea Gull Cellar Bar in Mendocino, CA from 1977 – 1985.  We... read more

Short Short Story: The Last Race

  “We asked God to take away these burdens from our souls, and he took them away.” “Yes, he took them away.” “Everything happens for a reason.  It’s part of God’s plan.” “Yes, it’s part of his plan.” <><><><><><><> Cooper... read more

Guest Post: The Diamond’s Sutra by Mitchell Zucker

  Go to sleep. First tell me the story about how the world ended. All right; get under the covers. One day, the Launch Control Officer at an intercontinental ballistic missile base had a dinner date and had just finished polishing his boots and was about to... read more

Welcome to the American Kleptocracy

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Kleptocracy:   a government or state in which those in power exploit national resources and steal; rule by a thief or thieves.   Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.  David Glasgow Farragut... read more

The Greatest Heist in History

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and further information]   Better views of some of the charts and some of the analysis used in this post can be found HERE:  Wage Stagnation in Nine Charts     America can be divided into five income classes:  the... read more

Oyster Stuffing

  [Click on BLUE links for sources or more information}       H A P P Y   T H A N K S G I V I N G   Thanksgiving comes and goes but oyster stuffing for the turkey has been a constant in my life since I first read M.F.K. Fisher’s Consider the... read more

A Few Things I Learned Running A Restaurant

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and further information]   … truly being here is so much; because everything here apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange way keeps calling to us. Us, the most fleeting of all. Once for each thing.... read more