Archive for the 'Humor' Category

If You Ask a Zebra a Question…

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

I asked the zebra Are you black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes? And the zebra asked me, Or you good with bad habits? Or are you bad with good habits? Are you noisy with quiet times? Or are you quiet with noisy times? Are you happy with some sad days? Or are […]

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It’s All One

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

There’s a hazardous sadness to the first sounds of someone else’s work in the morning; it’s as if stillness experiences the pain of being broken. The first minute of the workday reminds you of all the other minutes that a day consists of, and it’s never a good thing to think of minutes as invidivuals. […]

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Wise Words For Parents

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I really wanted to quote the entire article here, but out of respect for copyright I haven’t. It’s an intelligent article about the “cherish every moment” pressure and frenzy that accompanies parenting. The author portrays mindfulness — at least, what I attempt and occasionally manage to experience — beautifully. There are two different types of […]

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Nature’s Humor

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Kids are cute, babies are cute, puppies are cute. The little things are cute. See, nature did this on purpose so that we would want to take care of our young. Made them cute. Tricked us. Then gradually they get older and older, until one day your mother sits you down and says, “You know, […]

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Thursday, July 21st, 2011

“A grapefruit is a lemon that had a chance and took advantage of it.” –Oscar Wilde

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Note to Self

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Dear Self, Please adjust your pace. Love, Me

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HaHaHa [Choke]

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Gas prices have taken off! This made me laugh. I do expect, however, that prices here will reach $5.00 a gallon by mid-2012 at the latest. I’m basing the costs of preschool (and whether to continue commuting to our current one, which is a 34-mile round trip) on this assumption. We shall see!

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Removing the Sting of a Bad Day

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Having a rough moment? Day? Week? Month? Year? Life? Comfort yourself with this bit of wit and wisdom: Only the mediocre are always at their best. –Jean Giraudoux

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Thanksgiving Craft

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

We made a simple craft today, a list of what Claire is thankful for. I wrote them down as dictated. Note the last item on the list. Also note that if it weren’t for my prompting, “Are you thankful for me?” I wouldn’t have made the cut. (I do feel a tinge of chagrin/shame that […]

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On Second Thought…

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music. – Marcus Bridgstocke

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