If I had Crackers I Could Rule the World

4 Dec

If I had Crackers, I could Rule the World!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

     So, obviously, I do NOT HAVE CRACKERS;  which:

  • puts a damper on things BUT:
  • no trouble going back to the
  • drawing board /
  • back to SQUARE ONE ! ~

(tilda for lack of available punctuation mark)


  • My plans:  to put this and that on crackers.
  • Reality:  out of crackers.



Fred !

26 Nov

Fred !

Saturday, November 25, 2016

Yesterday I heard that Fred died.

R.I.P. Fred

I’ve only been acquainted with Fred for 4 or 5 months, but one knew instantly that he was the real deal. No minced words, just the facts or straight to the point or both.

For example, when he got another shot in his eye to dry up the burst blood vessels due to a previous problem with his eye, I asked him “How did that happen?”  He gave me a glance and said “Complications due to diabetes.”

The last time I saw him he didn’t look too happy about something.  I asked him if he was alright.

He kept staring at his cell phone and said: “I just gotta go!”

Maybe I’m greedy or slow to catch on but I was hoping to get more words of wisdom / secrets of the universe from Fred.

Maybe that would have broken the rules because then they wouldn’t be secrets anymore, right?

Fred; just “like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.”


Happy Thanksgiving!

24 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

     Attitude, Gratitude and Acceptance – one of those magic formulas.

In the center of the three is Gratitude, the thing many people in the U.S. wait until Thanksgiving to remember.

I met a young man the other day who makes a list of at least three things he is Grateful for (and YES, it IS OK to end a sentence with a preposition occasionally, especially expressions and words of wisdom).

One of the things he says he always puts on the list is clean water.

How can you argue with that?


See you next year !

Happy Thanksgiving !




Message in a Bottle

18 Nov

Message in a Bottle

Friday, November 18, 2016

When is the best time to put your message in a bottle, high tide or low tide?


Answer:  It does not matter when you put your message in a bottle.  What matters is when you put the bottle in the water.

How to Get to Work on Time

14 Nov

How to Get to Work on Time

Monday, November 14, 2016

     I think I have figured it out:


just set the alarm clock 15 hours early!



Happy Veterans Day !

11 Nov

Happy Veterans Day!

Friday, November 11, 2016


Why are Veterans like McDonald’s?  – Over 3 billion served

Veterans Day is when we say ” Oh yeah, I’m a Veteran!” And then almost immediately followed by the thought that we are the ones who didn’t die. (That’s supposed to be Memorial Day.)


President Elected !

9 Nov

President Elected

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

     According to information provided to The Ouchcube, the people of the United States of America have elected Donald Trump as the next president.  Here is a picture, if you wonder what he looks like:


Congratulations, Mr. Trump!

Other people were also elected in this ELECTION, by PEOPLE who voted for them, but I do not have their names or photos.

     The reason I am emphasizing the word “election” is that there are perceptions that this is a “Win” or “Lose” situation analogous to a game, like basketball or baseball or chess – where the players’ actions determine the outcome.

For example, there are people who consider one candidate a winner and another a loser – or – there are people who consider a group of voters to be winners and a group of voters to be losers, which, according to my calculations, makes them all losers.

    Of course, it’s more complicated than that, but this is just the hiring process for presidents in the U.S. and there is no magic happening.

     If there is a loser, it’s the news media and (anti-)social media, who have traditionally made lots of money in the election business.  But they know that.

See you in 4 years!