1. I recently rode by a house with a series of red towels hanging on a clothesline and wondered if they would provoke the bulls in the neighboring field.
2. My grandson Bryce is growing up fast. I have to admit I was a little heartbroken when I heard him on Monday say the word “yellow” for the first time instead of his usual Yeh-yo.”
3. At the recent anniversary gig of The Kind at the Pine Tavern, lead singer Mark McLeod did a sound check by singing into the mic, “Tommy, Tommy, can you hear me?” (via The Who). A couple of us in the audience couldn’t help but think he was sending out a word to Tom Ryan, the Floyd County icon who promoted music events at the Pine and sadly passed away unexpectedly in January.
4. I was about to write a blog comment to one of The Kind band members, saying that I wished them another 27 years of playing, when I started to do the math and realized that if they did, I’d be dancing like THIS dancing nana.
5. If you thought that was funny, check my grandson’s playing “House,” as in playing doctor HERE.
6. I’ve really been pooped with all the pope coverage lately, so I googled “pope jokes” and found this: Favorite breakfast in Rome these days: Ex Benedict.
7. Search engine terms as an oracle? Someone just landed on my blog by searching “Joe Loves Colleen.”
8. “You can use a computer, but I always say you should be able to write with a pen, because someday your computer might break, or you might not have access to electricity. It’s sort of like driving: you still have to know how to walk.” ~ Natalie Goldberg
9. Never a dull moment : Last week I lived through a home safety check (for the work I do with people with disabilities), an oral surgery, a head cold, and a cornered possum that was stuck inside the garden fence right next to the chicken coop. I also enjoyed a get-down psychedelic folk/rock concert one night and a sit-down classical piano performance the next.
10. Is We just the mirror image of Me? Is She the mutant plural of He?
11. Is flat the opposite of fat?
12. “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” – Sydney J. Harris
13. Sometimes I like to run my hand across the keyboard like Liberace playing piano.