778: A Quick Buck

Marjorie’s essential oil business was off to a rough start. She was sure that it would take off very soon, but in the meantime she needed a few bucks to buy ice cream with. A quick google search gave her some good ideas, but which one should she choose? She didn’t like needles, so selling…

776: Gathered Belongings

Standard issue .45, socks, and a small green t-shirt. Floyd had left his pants at the ranch house three miles south on 93. He arranged his belongings on a rock, and took stock of the situation. What to do next. Floyd looked at the rock. He would need some water. That was for sure. Maybe…

772: The Grass On My Side of the Fence

The grass is always greener on my side of the fence. This is a result of the fact that I use Spinkmaster’s Lawn Food and Plant Vitamin Mixture, in addition to daily watering and regular mowings. Once I have completed my daily lawn care ritual I lean on the pickets and silently disparage my neighbor’s…

763: Hard Work Changes The World

Your Questions Answered; Day 3 Do the Amish in Wisconsin have a cultural influence on the life of the State or are they simply there and minding their own business? –Bruce The problem with this question is that it presumes an either/or paradigm which is not necessarily accurate. Members of the Amish community are not likely…

745: A Healthy Hobby

I never quit I never stop I alway bop around the clock And when I slip into my smock And tell the girls about my clock They think me wholly full crock And all I do is just a prop To keep my fingers off the glock And keep my horses at a trot The…

740: The Second-Best Version of You

For years self-help experts have trumpeted the idea that you should be “The best version of you.” While this idea has found a certain purchase with some segments of the population, it has left vast swaths of potential customers untapped. Many people have absolutely no desire to be the best version of themselves, so they…

737: For Want of A Chocolate Bar

I went to the grocery store today, and I was looking for a chocolate bar. I looked in the chocolate bar aisle, and the chocolate bar that I like best wasn’t there, only the second best. So I went up to the clerk, and was like “hey where’s the chocolate bar I like?” And the…

724: Pinochle and The Fish

And there was a puppet maker named Gelato, who had neither friends nor family and lived by himself in a hut by the side of the sea. And in the mornings he would cast his net into the sea, and draw fish out of it, and he would eat the fish. “I am tired of…

697: Half You Need Is Love

This song may be halfway there, but is seems unlikely that it is living on a prayer. Love, love, loveLove, love, loveLove, love, love There’s some things you can do that can’t be doneSome things you can sing that can’t be sungSome things you can say but you can learn how to play the gameIt’s…