Saturday, April 18, 2015

"Old Men" by Ogden Nash

People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.
Old men are different. People look
At them with eyes that wonder when...
People watch with unshocked eyes;
But the old men know when an old man dies.

jpr: a bit of serious ogden

snakes in spring time

Here are some tips you can use to help minimize conflicts with snakes while hiking.

Stick to well-used, open trails.
Avoid walking through thick brush and willow thickets.
Do not step or put your hands where you cannot see.
Wear over-the-ankle boots and loose-fitting long pants.
Watch all snakes from a distance and be aware of defensive behaviors that let you know you are too close.

jpr: when the ground is warm under the sun snakes begin to move!!

last words

All my possessions for a moment of time.
~~ Elizabeth I, Queen of England, d. 1603
All is lost. Monks, monks, monks!
~~ Henry VIII, King of England, d. 1547

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Romanovs

The rains of Tsar Nicholas II, his wife, and all five children have been  found in shallow graves near Yekaterinburg in the Ural District of Russia. DNA matching confirmed these results.

Chinese Proverb

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

Chinese Proverb

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

It's been found!

Carbon dating of cookie remains buried at the base have confirmed that the Original Keebler Elf House has been located. Accompanying documents are being translated from early Elfen and a treasure trove of lost recipes are expected to be recovered.