Put the Yes in Yesterday

23 Mar

Put the Yes in Yesterday

Thursday, March 23, 2017

It’s the positive thought of the day.  A bit syrupy, but in case it is not obvious:

It is targeted toward people who may have bad thoughts about the past, such as

“If only..” or “I regret..” or “I should have done things differently.”or “I should have taken the blue pill.” ,etc.

Not quite the same as putting the past in your behind, more of a thing the electrician does with the “nutes” to get the switches and outlets working properly.


If it’s too smiley face, you can add:

“Put the No in Nothing”



p.s.  “Put the Yes in Yesterday” is something for you right now that you can use in the future about the past.


22 Mar

Word of the Day:  Passive-Oppressive!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Haven’t heard of it before?


No one wants to admit it exists.

But it does.

Usually in social tide pools where the competition for limited resources over-rules virtue, reason and purpose.

It is the the word I have been looking for to describe what I have been observing in dear Portland, Oregon.

Definition:   the chronic activity of those bound by their shame of intellectual and spiritual vapidness, allowing them build moats of misery around themselves to create a false sense of superiority to whom they cause to suffer.

Synonyms:  Phony, Spurious


The Ouchcube does not play that.

– Fred Rico


Monica !

20 Mar

Monica !

March 20, 2017

First Day of Spring

Monica died today.  Her legend lives on.

A Connecticut/NYC cool person; I never met her but always wanted to meet her and see her in action in person.

Something to do with complications due to leukemia….

I hope she is doing well now!


Hello Monica !



Happy Saint Patrick’s Day !

17 Mar

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day !

Friday, March 17, 2017


John Prine

21 Feb

John Prine

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

One of the most powerful songs I’ve ever heard: Angel from Montgomery by John Prine

It was 1974-5 in a “Tea House” in Bridgeport Connecticut.

A female guitarist was playing and singing the song.

I could not believe my ears.

What does “Make me an Angel, that flies from Montegomery. Make me a poster, from an old rodeo.” mean?

Anyway, the lines below are less cryptic and really dot the (third) i’s:

” How the hell can a person

go to work in the morning,

come home in the evening

and have nothing to say?”


“there’s flies in the kitchen.

I can hear ’em there buzzn’.

And I ain’t done nothin’

Since I woke up today.”

Who can write lines like that and get away with it in plain sight?

It’s the equivalent of sky-writing the next winning lottery numbers over the town and nobody gets it.

Burn Bag

11 Feb

Burn Bag

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Today is the day I procrastinate.

Starting with the things of least importance.


This one looks looks ready to go


Write that down

20 Jan

Write that down

Friday, January 20th 2017

“Write that down on the list of things you hate.”

That was the response of someone I was griping to about something a few years ago.

I wish I had heard the expression earlier in my life, but, of course, I am not upset or unsettled enough about it that I would consider writing it down….