Monthly Archives: November 2017

it’s all funny.

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a scene from the road rally in the sideways rain

leap frog in the park 

last night i told a joke to a woman at a comedy club, led a group of strangers in follow-the- leader in t.j. maxx, bought 60 cents of gas, got into a theater box office, danced the sugar plum fairy ballet and push it, had the zingerman’s staff sing happy birthday to me, tried to jam our team into one shopping cart, read a children’s book aloud to an adult in the library, found five different kinds of balls, secretly wrote crossword answers in the new york times and put it back, wore protective hockey gear, held a lobster, paid for a stranger’s purchase, ate as a group at taco bell, wore university of michigan gear that wasn’t mine, added my gum to a public wall art display, read incredible notes, shared food and drinks and blew out candles and it was a night to always be remembered.

teams:

sock monkeys vs. glitters vs. kwames

what a wonderful decade birthday celebration

thanks to all of you for every bit of it

it meant everything. 

“life goes by fast. enjoy it. calm down. it’s all funny.”

– joan rivers

simplicity.

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after learning about artist, andy goldsworthy

  the kinders create in his style

finding

building

and finally

leaving it all behind

to return to nature in its own time.

“simplicity is nature’s first step, and the last of art.”

-phillp james bailey

 

 

 

 

 

jack.

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this is jack. he got into a fight and ended up with a wound on his side. the vet suggested a shirt as a less stressful approach to keep him from chewing it, rather than a plastic cone.

fun fact: most cats fit into baby shirts sized 0-3 months.

 

‘i work best when there’s a safety trampoline of kindness.’

-ruth negga

 

 credits: red tart art/imgur.com

fruitcakes.

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i came face to face with this colorful display

and was struck with a sudden terror

for i knew

 this was

a sure sign that

the fruitcakes were on their way.

 

“a sharp bolt of hunger hit luther hard. his knees almost buckled, his poker face almost grimaced. for two weeks now his sense of smell had been much keener, no doubt a side effect of a strict diet. maybe he got a whiff of mabel’s finest, he wasn’t sure, but a craving came over him. suddenly, he had to have something to eat. suddenly, he wanted to snatch the bag from kendall, rip open a package, and start gnawing on a fruitcake.”
John Grisham

what happens.

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what happens in peaches’ kitchen

when you receive

a surprise present bag

for no reason

filled with 

a bajillion packs of ranch dressing 

and it’s

your very favorite thing. 

“the excessive increase of anything

causes a reaction in the opposite direction. “

-plato

a day in the life.

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a day in the life of glenn frey the cat not the rockstar: a one-act play

as written by grandies j and b

in our early morning wakeup writers’ workshop

with a lot of naturalistic dialogue 

a wonderful story arc

 many plot twists and surprises

suspense until the final moment

 a very dramatic ending

that is sure to leave an audience

on their feet and wanting more.

“get into a scene late, get out early.”

– david mamet – the paris review

falling away.

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our first snowflakes fall

and from the looks on their faces

i’d say the fall pumpkins

are having a hard time

accepting the arrival of the winter weather

and wish it would all just go away.

“ignoring facts does not make them go away. “

-fran tarkenton