There Will Be Hell To Pay

 You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot...

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

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Sea Gull Recipe Series – Sticky Buns

Sea Gull Recipe Series – Sticky Buns

 One year ago we posted the recipe for our much loved Sea Gull Sour Cream Coffee Cake.  This year we post a recipe for another holiday (everyday) favorite, the Sea Gull Sticky Buns.  Many thanks to our baker, Jeannie Sullivan, who graciously supplied these recipes...

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“Doveryai no Proveryai” — Trust, but Verify

“Doveryai no Proveryai” — Trust, but Verify

 Trust but verify.  How do you trust when nothing but falsehoods come out of a man’s mouth? I’d like to know.  How do you verify when malfeasance abounds in such colossal terms that it boggles the mind? The era of “big data” is also the era of “leaks”. Where...

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Arguing With Myself

Arguing With Myself

 The spiritual view is that man is divine in origin with an immortal soul. The materialist view is that man is an evanescent accident with no moral nature except that created in him by his experience and culture. As mortal human beings, we have no way o’ knowing which...

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Ignorance, Apathy and More

Ignorance, Apathy and More

 As the joke goes:              Q:  What is the difference between ignorance and apathy?             A:  I don’t know and I don’t care. What are we to make of this in today’s political environment?  The First Lady wears a jacket that conspicuously says:  “I don’t...

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Pandora Box Complex

Pandora Box Complex

 I have been called a Luddite. I welcome it. Do you know what a Luddite is? A person who hates newfangled contraptions…  Electronic communities build nothing. You wind up with nothing. We are dancing animals. How beautiful it is to get up and go out and do something....

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One Big Happy Family

One Big Happy Family

 All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.   Tolstoy, Anna Karenina You can choose your friends but you sho' can't choose your family, an' they're still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge 'em or not, and it makes you look...

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Life’s Pleasant Surprises

Life’s Pleasant Surprises

 These are random thoughts, silly meaningless phrases, ideas, definitions, quotes, etc.  Does it matter where they come from?  I cite sources when I can.  The soul, whatever that is, seems to need these interstices, room to stretch, degrees of freedom, mental doodles...

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Book Review:  Autumn by Ali Smith

Book Review: Autumn by Ali Smith

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] We are living in a culture that insists on lying as its delivery of how we are living,” she said then. “It insists on telling us information about which we are left wondering whether it is true or not … Fiction and...

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Think in the Morning Oaxaca Journal

Think in the Morning Oaxaca Journal

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] Oaxaca is one of the most beautiful places on earth in our opinion.  We have visited every year for the past twelve years.  Because we write so much about Oaxaca, we are often asked how to travel there, what to do,...

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Short Fiction – Twenty Dollar Bill

Short Fiction – Twenty Dollar Bill

 Charles decided to change his life.  This is not an uncommon thing after a divorce.  If his wife could leave him and run off to Argentina with her lesbian friend, he could ... what?  Do something. Yes, do something and he would.The list of complaints was legion.  She...

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Pop Goes the Weasel

Pop Goes the Weasel

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] Disclosure:  I have no particular insight into the financial markets.  In this I am in good company (just read the financial press for a battery of conflicting reports).  Just a couple of weeks ago the famous bond...

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