Sunday, November 15, 2020

Bob's Brother!

I've had a rough week, because I am sick. Not physically sick, but sick and tired of what is happening to our Planet. I am sick of Covid, isolation, hate, greed, war, wearing masks, being bored, social distancing and politics in general, etc. 

It is so sad that most Republicans and Democrats now literally hate each other and anyone else who do not agree with them—while they go to church and declare themselves Christians? Because I truly doubt that God would approve of this kind of behavior, because God is LOVE. And I am also pretty sure that He isn't partial to race, countries, sports teams, Democrats or Republicans, etc.

I have now also given up watching the news, because who knows for sure what is real news and fake news anymore. Because after watching the awesome documentary Social Dilemma and discovering that social media gathers our information about us and forms algorithms that only feeds us information that goes along with our beliefs, opinions, etc. And even our favorite weathermen sometime lie to us about the weather. So who knows who or what to believe? The sky is falling or is it?

Okay, I've said it and I am now stepping down from my soap box and am finished complaining for now. And I apologize for venting, but I needed to get this off of my chest.

I am now fixing to solve a few more jigsaw puzzles, but before I go I do hope to make you laugh or at least put a smile on your face.

 My sweet friend Eileen sent me this cartoon this morning and I think it is perfect for this post. And I am assuming that Bert is Bob's brother.

Y'all have a great Sunday and keep on laughing!

Friday, November 13, 2020

The Good Old Days!

My sweet brother Ronnie sent me this yesterday and I am still laughing!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Words Of Wisdom!

 A few days ago a dear friend of ours sent me this letter that Kurt Vonnegut, one of my favorite all-time authors, wrote to Xavier High School students, in 2006. 

Anyway I absolutely love his letter I want to share it with y'all if you have never read it. And please note I checked it out and Vonnegut absolutely did write this famous letter. So enjoy his words of wisdom!

  • In 2006 a high school English teacher asked students to write a famous author and ask for advice. Kurt Vonnegut was the only one to respond - and his response is magnificent: “Dear Xavier High School, and Ms. Lockwood, and Messrs Perin, McFeely, Batten, Maurer and Congiusta:

  • I thank you for your friendly letters. You sure know how to cheer up a really old geezer (84) in his sunset years. I don’t make public appearances any more because I now resemble nothing so much as an iguana.

  • What I had to say to you, moreover, would not take long, to wit: Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.

  • Seriously! I mean starting right now, do art and do it for the rest of your lives. Draw a funny or nice picture of Ms. Lockwood, and give it to her. Dance home after school, and sing in the shower and on and on. Make a face in your mashed potatoes. Pretend you’re Count Dracula.

  • Here’s an assignment for tonight, and I hope Ms. Lockwood will flunk you if you don’t do it: Write a six line poem, about anything, but rhymed. No fair tennis without a net. Make it as good as you possibly can. But don’t tell anybody what you’re doing. Don’t show it or recite it to anybody, not even your girlfriend or parents or whatever, or Ms. Lockwood. OK?
  • Tear it up into teeny-weeny pieces, and discard them into widely separated trash recepticals. You will find that you have already been gloriously rewarded for your poem. You have experienced becoming, learned a lot more about what’s inside you, and you have made your soul grow.

  • God bless you all!

  • Kurt Vonnegut
And this is just one more reason why I have loved Kurt Vonnegut since 1969.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!