Category Archives: funny stuff

Teachable Moments

When your simple well planned lesson goes off the rails, that is when the real teaching begins. This is like a composite of some of my weirder preschool circle time moments. Just when you think you’ve tactfully navigated the woods … Continue reading

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Hulk vs Mindfulness!

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Tarot #37: Knight/King of Swords, an arrow aimed true, speeding to the target.

A person driven with utter focus on a clearly attainable goal. The knight uses cunning and diplomacy, intimidation and stamina to achieve the object of passion. This is not a hot passion, but a strategic or tactical objective that is … Continue reading

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Rosie Thomas Keeping Things Real With Sufjan

  Her songs are simple and childlike, and she is obviously on a subversive mission to hang on to that young spirit that fills them for as long as possible. I hope she is successful and I get a chance … Continue reading

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We Are All Strangers, We Are All Learning to Be Human: Short Fiction by Miranda July

I just finished reading “No one belongs here more than you” by Miranda July. These stories, written in a naïve style much like Richard Brautigan but with Raymond Carvers perceptive gaze, are about the desperation and exasperation of isolated human beings, as I … Continue reading

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A Few Foolish Things

“I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.” – Steven Wright Even at the time When my father lay dying I still kept farting. Composed by Yamazaki Sokan /Translated by Donald Keene A poem I … Continue reading

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Tossed About by Elephants

This is the kind of thing that makes me laugh. “Gentlemen,” returned Mr. Micawber, “do with me as you will! I am a straw upon the surface of the deep, and tossed in all directions by the elephants– I beg … Continue reading

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