International Guitar Month

April is International Guitar Month.  The guitar is an old instrument, having  been around for some 3,300 years ago, although they didn’t quite look like today’s instruments. The word guitar is descended from the Latin word cithara, the modern guitar itself is not believed to have descended from the Roman instrument. There are many theories of where the modern guitar comes from.. One commonly cited theory is…

Cartoon Laws of Physics

Cartoon Law I Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation. Daffy Duck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look down. At this point, the familiar principle of 32 feet per second per second takes over. Cartoon Law II Any body in…

Poem in Memoriam

Yesterday was our Grandpa Bear’s funeral. There were many there who shared memories. It is amazing the effect our lives have on the lives of others.  Bear treated everyone like family, customers, neighbors, etc. He was good man and his sons continue the legacy. On the back of the little handout given in memoriam was the following poem. It touched…

Famous World Ideologies, as explained by references to Cows

Feudalism: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk. Pure Socialism: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all the cows. The government gives you all the milk you need. Bureaucratic Socialism: Your cows are cared for by ex-chicken farmers….

The Dinner Time Telemarketer

This is too too funny!!! It was dinner time, as it always is, when the “invader” called. The conversation went like this: Me: Hello? Him: Hello… this is Jeff, with United Independent Universal Environmental Awareness Group. Me: I’m sorry, who did you say? Him: This is Jeff, with United Independent Universal Environmental Awareness Group and we would like to ask…

Real Women Do Things A Little Differently

  Some useful advice from “Creative Humor at Work: Living the Humor Perspective” by Sandra Meggert, Ph.D. (2008): Ladies–If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant fix-me-up. Real Woman-– If you over-salt a dish while cooking, that’s just too bad. Pleace recite with…