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Happy Mothers’ Day !

14 May

Happy Mothers’ Day !

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

To:  (_________________) Mother’s name here.

cc: Everybody Else:

Happy Mothers’ Day !   ***  Really ! ***


Note:  If you are having trouble viewing this, consider the following (imaginary) exchange between four (imaginary) people:

A:  “Happy Mothers’ Day !”

B:  “I’m not your mother.”

C: “You’re not.  Neither is it likely you had a happy one.”

D:  “Enough;  the point is:

  1. A Happy day / (not a Happy Mother)
  2. Assume everyone had one.
  3. Agree it is worthy of having a day set aside in honor of 2.
  4. Greeting cards, flowers, visits, phone calls or whatever are reminders of 1-3 for people who … “


H A P P Y  M O T H E R S ‘ D  A Y !!!


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


The Twelfh Day of Christmas

5 Jan

The 12th Day of Christmas, Tuesday, January 5, 2016



 12 Drummers Drumming…What was on the 11th Day again?


It’s easy to forget, now that the marketing is out for Valentine’s Day.

People out here in Oregon remember the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, but beyond that?

Maybe it is as simple as people confusing Xmas shopping with Xmas and Giving with giving Thanks on Thanksgiving.

So, now it’s Twelfth Night.  It’s also Tuesday.


Chalking the Door

Or C+M+B+2016 or 20+C+M+B+16… but:  I think it has to be chalk.


Happy New Year !

1 Jan

Happy New Year and The Rent’s Due  !!!

January 1, 2015

It's Gotta Be New Year's Eve Somewhere Else Too

It’s Gotta Be New Year’s Eve Somewhere Else Too

All the best,

-nhd (aka Fred Rico)

Dutch Post Masters

23 Jan

January 23rd, 2012

Dutch Masters

Spring is coming! The daffodils are coming up. And just in time for us all to get blasted by another Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) – this one from sunspot 1402:

If you want to track it:

But what about our beleaguered postal workers?

Nobody knows how hard these folks work.

Hope springs eternal, but , have you ever seen what goes on in the back of post offices?

It’s complete despair.

They treat every piece of mail with a first class stamp on it like gold and nobody knows.  Nobody gets to see because of security.

Postal employee abuse:  another ugly hidden secret.

Unlimited lifetime labor-


– smoke ’em if you got ’em!



20 Jan

Friday, January 20, 2012

Control is not always all it’s cracked up to be.

Not that it’s lonely at the top – (it is) – so much as that when you just want to take a break;  take your hands off the wheel and let someone else drive for a while.  Enjoy the view.

That can turn out to be a bad idea.

But go ahead.  Give it a whirl.  Maybe it will be different for you.

Climb down the mountain, follow the streams to the valley, ride the river to the ocean and back up into the clouds where you will be plopped right back on top, where you started.

There’s no escape.

Somebody’s got to be the best.   Try not to think about it.