1. I call the above photo “Drive Safely.” When I posted it on Facebook, comment titles included “A Divided Slideway,” “A Slippery Slope That Takes the Mind on a Ride” and “Taking the Coast-al Route.”
2. My Grandson Bryce on Monday: “I just patted Snoop because sometimes dogs need to be love-did.”
3. Only in Floyd: CHIPS star Erik Estrada came to Floyd this week to speak at the Floyd Moose Lodge about internet safety. On the other side of town we had a visit from a prominent Buddhist Lama, the subject of THIS documentary.
4. According to a 1999 Gallop Poll, Martin Luther King Jr. is the second most admired person in the 20th century, coming in second to Mother Theresa. There are over 900 streets named after Martin Luther King, Jr. around the world. Forty U.S. states have at least one MLK Jr. named road of their own.
5. On Tuesday it was 75 degrees colder in Maine than it was last week, which reminded me of the cup of water I kept on my bedroom dresser in the house I grew up in that used to freeze in winter if the door was closed.
6. More and more, politics remind me of fake wrestling with dramatic predetermined antics that divide sides that are either booing or cheering.
7. Today my yawn sounded like Robert Plant singing the Immigrant Song.
8. Yesterday I found myself asking, ‘what would Tom do?’
9. THIS $55,000 handbag, designed by the Olsen twins with pharmaceutical pills all over it is the epitome of a shamefully warped culture.
10. Has Climate Change finally come out of the closet? “The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition. We must lead it.” NPR reported that this comment by Obama at his inaugural speech got one of the biggest cheers of the day.
11. You’ve heard of Star Wars? THIS is Snow Wars.
12. An antidote to cold winter weather is HERE.
13. “In the morning, before I remember who I am, that’s who I am.” ~ My Dharmacratic friend Will