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September 29th, 2011

simple stuff

I was thinking this morning about the childrens' television lessons that one learns from keeping a weblog. Here are a few that came to mind:

1. if one is to be un-friended, try to be un-friended for being oneself, rather than for being someone else;
2. no matter how exciting it seems, it's usually better placed behind the cut;
3. A simple formula lets one calculated the value of advice given via a weblog comment:
Value of Advice= 100 times seven, then times 6, then divide by 42 and then subtract 100, or perhaps subtract 101.
4. most of us need a little playtime and a fair bit of naptime
5. if you follow any weblog for years, you'll find that lots of things happen.
6. Folks get offended over nothing sometimes, but can on the other hand fail to be pleased by anything.
7. Everyone feels a bit misunderstood.

flycatcher, garland, texas


flycatcher, garland, texas, originally uploaded by gurdonark.

Last night my friend Greg, who lives in Tulsa, came over for a visit. He is on a business trip nearby. We drank root beers and talked, and were joined by my wife when she finally got off a late day at work. It's good to talk of this and that and everything.Today after a lunch of chicken, I stopped at Duck Creek in Garland to walk on the little sidewalk paths. At first all I saw was a huge American crow, but then I saw a charming and very vocal red-bellied woodpecker. Then I saw the little pictured flycatcher, which I thought then was a great crested, but now appears to me to be an eastern phoebe. They winter here, and Summer here, and some come and some go. This one was really a handsome fellow.