Monthly Archives: June 2019

smile jar.

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when dropping my car off at the dealer today

I asked about a ‘smile jar’

sitting behind the friendly customer service guy

he told me it’s kind of like a reverse swear jar

 every time someone sees him smile

 a co-worker drops $$ in his jar.

it seemed to be working

I like it. 

 

“show me a smile, and I’ll show you one back.”

-vanilla ice

 

 

 

 

 

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shark!!!

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not sure how it all went down

but there was just half of a shark

left behind at a local pizza joint

there must have been one battle royale

and I wonder what happened to the other guy.

 

“we should be afraid of sharks half as much as sharks should be afraid of us.”

-peter benchley, author – jaws

immune system surrenders without notice.

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now that school is out

and i’m away from my classroom filled with littles

for some reason

my immune system has taken it upon itself

to also go on break, relax, and let down its guard

 welcoming in a variety of ailments all at once

the good doctors have well-armed me with reinforcements

 only a matter of time and rest before I win the battle once more

onward.

(I said from my bed wrapped in my sherpa blanket)

 

“i’m in a quandary. if I wash my hands before i eat fries, it’s healthy, right? but if i don’t wash my hands, I’m slowly building up my immune system. what to do, what to do…” 

Foster Kinn, author – Freedom’s Rush II: More Tales from the Biker and the Beast

 

storybook trail.

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such a wonderful discovery made

when walking in a park near my daughter’s house

an illustrated storybook trail

with pages spread throughout the woods

placed there by the village and the local library

a perfect pairing.

“we tell stories in order to feel at home in the universe.”
— Roger Bingham, British science communicator, writer, public television producer and host