The Guy, Not The Tiger Said This

For the last couple of years I have not been curious about much of anything, to be blunt I was to tired to deal with surprises, I did not want to be faced with any more uncertainty. To paint a little picture,  I did not want to travel anywhere without detailed directions and absolute assurances that I would arrive there safely.

That is changing- so I’ve found a quote to celebrate curiosity and a great picture to go with it.

Anita Marie

“Curiosity is the lust of the mind.”

Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes English philosopher

As an FYI ” Hobbes ” from the Calvin and Hobbes cartoons was named after Thomas Hobbes 


Good Bye

Word of the Day Challenge: Vendetta

I have stories to write

a dog to walk

an  18 year old deaf cat, slightly crippled  by arthritis who thinks he is an indestructible big dog whose remaining days, no matter how long or short they are days that I want to give him that any big indestructible dog would envy.


I have a new language to learn, new books to read, some ghost towns to explore, a cemetery or two to visit because the days will be getting longer and the nights a little lighter.


There is also a pool of bad blood

festering along the walkway in front of my house.

Maybe I’ll just leave it

a memorial to all the days I’ve lost

to the friends I’ve lost, to those Christmas cards that will never be sent , to the calls I will never make to them  again.

Maybe it belongs there

for now.


America and Me


I watched President Elect Biden and Vice President Elect Harris become

President Biden and Vice President Harris.

The Inauguration events I streamed on line were spectacular.

The music was great, the speakers were inspirational  and I loved the clothes and the mittens that Bernie wore. The only disappointing moment for me was that Champ and Major weren’t there too.

That night I watched the concerts, loved the fireworks and then I watched some recaps on the news.

Then I went to Facebook and saw a derogatory comment about President Biden and told the commentator- here are my exact words ” You’re a fool. “

For that I was sent to Facebook Jail for 24 Hours because I bullied a Trumphumper.

So all in all.

It was a perfect day for America and Me.

And Dare I say Champ and Major.

The biography for @First_Dogs_USA  reads, “We are the First Dogs of the USA, Champ and Major Biden. You can call us #DOTUS. We love nom noms, snuggles and we can’t wait to explore the WH!”