Category Archives: Going Bananas

Bananas in general

CALM DOWN! NOW!

I recall reading an article decades ago listing the relative stressfulness of various occupations. It was said that the least stressful job was that of an actuary. An actuary is a business professional who deals with the measurement and management … Continue reading

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My Crazy Coffee Mug

Purchased on impulse at a second-hand store, I found this coffee cup both festive and hopeful for that brief holiday period between Christmas and the New Year. But to my consternation I discovered it was crazy. Crazy, that is, in … Continue reading

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Sunny Beaches

Sunny Beaches Home for Abandoned Pet Rocks. Sunny Beaches is a non-profit, non-governmental, charitable organization whose mission it is to provide a permanent home, shelter, and perpetual care for abandoned pet rocks. Perhaps you’ve seen some of them lying on … Continue reading

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Occlupanid Behavior

While a great deal of painstaking research has gone into the general taxonomic classification of occulpanids, next to nothing has been discovered as to their behavior, environmental niche, internal anatomical structure and function, and even their biological life cycle. Any … Continue reading

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The Cat Litter Crisis

I’m an honest man; I merely report what I see. While going to the drugstore for my brother a scruffy, bearded panhandler asked me for help. It seems he was out of cat litter and his poor cat was down … Continue reading

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My Saving Grace

My saving grace is the understanding that some people are luckier than others. When it comes to the Lottery I couldn’t win an argument. This morning for example, there were three different butterflies visiting the dandelions in the back yard. … Continue reading

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Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing lasts forever; not even bananas. It finally came to pass, a thing I’d been dreading so long. The bananas fell from the garage. The evening of October 21st, 2017 I found them lying on the ground. It wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Life in The Fast Lane

The Griddler’s Café pipes in music from a local radio station. An old standard from the 1970’s: “Life in The Fast Lane” by the Eagles was playing. As I sat sipping coffee a very skinny old woman scooched slowly by … Continue reading

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Robin Without A Towel

I’m not in charge here. I suggested we install a towel rack on the bird bath but nooooo – my brother vetoed the idea.

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The Hallmark Channel

So there I was, stuck in the waiting room. (I drove a neighbor to a doctor’s appointment.) They’re putting up televisions everywhere so it seems; much to my annoyance. The Hallmark Channel was on – don’t know what program – … Continue reading

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