Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Pope

     So ....

     Exactly why does anybody think we need a new pope, now that this one has resigned?

     I mean, what for?

     Whatever they were supposed to accomplish, if they have not succeeded after more than 2000 years, what makes them think it will ever get done?

     just askin .....

Monday, February 11, 2013


It is suggested by many that, within the lifetime of many people today, scientists and engineers will be building computers and robots so sophisticated that they will be able to think as well or better than any human being and they will completely replace humans in the workforce.

It is suggested by many that the typical adult male in our society thinks about sex approximately once every seven seconds.

So I am still waiting to see or have demonstrated to me a computer or robot which thinks about sex every seven seconds.

I am certainly looking forward to it, however.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


     I was out cutting and stackiing the day's supply of firewood, when I first heard them coming.
     I was pretty sure of the direction to look, the sound was not fooling me with echoes off the buildings or hills.  I looked up in the grey, snow-laden clouds and I looked and looked for a long time.  The barking, calling, crying for each other' assurances to stay in line increased in volume.
     Finally I saw them, high, so high, higher than a vulture would ever dream of flying, mucch higher than  the infernal helicopters constantly encroaching upon my security and freedom.
     They were snow geese, in a single near-perfect formation, well over a hundred of them.

     These were not the locals, in pairs or groups of seven out for morning rituals. They were not even the Canadian Geese from Toronto, migrating to the mangrove swamps of the Chesapeake.

    No, these were the long distance fliers, the serious travelers, the committed, the ones from Calgary, from Fort McMurray, from Lake Athabaasca.

   flying ....SOUTH?  towards Port-au-Prince, or Corozal Town .... on groundhog day?

um, do they know something that I don't ???????????

     (you must know that I perch my nest not only overlooking the main east west rail line of the country, but also under the main migratory path of miscellaneous different aviarians, particularly the geese ......)

     Aimlessly I wonder what the global warming scientists make of it ..... maybe they just don't pay attention because it does not fit with their preconceived notions of how things need to be for their self-aggrandizement ....