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Uncle Jeff's Thought for The Day
(June 18, '13)
If ordinary is, well, ordinary... and extraordinary is (gasp) EXTRAORDINARY, how can extra-ordinary be extraordinary? (This sounds better with a British accent...)
(June 13, '13)
Give 'em an inch and they'll take a yard.
Give 'em your yard and you're out in the street!
(June 7, '13) Honestly, I’m not completely sure about the veracity of this one but my daughter told me the story and it was corroborated by a classmate, so it must be true.
Ultimately this may fall into the category of rural/suburban legend and lore but apparently
there is a wood shop teacher at the local high school who only has eight fingers. OK so far?
I mean, being a high school shop teacher is a high-risk occupation when it comes to retaining all of your peripheral body parts. Where it becomes ironic though, is the reason that he only has eight fingers.
Apparently he lost two of them… (wait for it)… in a safety demonstration.
Anyway, that’s what she said.
(May 26'13) On being short:
Those of us
who hug the ground,
we've less to go
when we fall down. JLH
(May16'13) I always crush my cheeseburgers before I eat them. I lean down hard on them with my palms like I’m doing chest compressions and squash them flat. Besides making the tall stack easier to eat, this squeezes the air out and brings the constituent cheeseburger elements within close proximity to one another. It presses and rubs them together until their juices intermingle. Cheese becomes meat and mustard becomes tomato. Cheeseburger becomes me.
Besides… I don’t need air in my cheeseburger. I’m on a diet.
About This Web Site
This web site is the place where I have elected to stockpile my various creative efforts. Links to the following can be found at the top of this page.
My BLOG is a running commentary on those things that I find interesting, important, humorous and/or ironic about life. It is cross-posted with a blog that I have been posting on OpenSalon.com for 3 1/2 years. The STORIES page contains the best of published and unpublished short stories and essays. I have been an avid HARMONICA player since 1972. This is a collection of the past, present and future of my playing and includes links to live and studio recordings. The GRAPHICS page contains a slide show of some of my photos, drawings and design work over the past 40 years, and BONSAI links to my writings on creative horticulture. A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with PARKINSON'S disease; I plan to live-blog it as far as it takes me.
EISTEIN'S HAMMOCK is a series of not-too-scholarly articles on science, geology and the universe. In addition I have a page that details my research into the CHARLOTTE WHALE, and the on-going search for the OLD ROAD.
And there's more. Please explore.