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Feel Like a Wednesday

Feel Like a Wednesday

Wednesday

“I do not know how far my experience is common. At times I suffer from the strangest sense of detachment from myself and the world about me; I seem to watch it all from the outside, from somewhere inconceivably remote, out of time, out of space, out of the stress and tragedy of it all.”
― H.G. Wells

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
― Paulo Coelho

“It is almost as if happiness is an acquired taste, like coconut cordial or ceviche, to which you can eventually become accustomed, but despair is something surprising each time you encounter it.”
― Lemony Snicket, The End

“It is said that scattered through Despair’s domain are a multitude of tiny windows, hanging in the void. Each window looks out onto a different scene, being, in our world, a mirror. Sometimes you will look into a mirror and feel the eyes of Despair upon you, feel her hook catch and snag on your heart. Despair says little, and is patient.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists

Wednesday
Grey Heron

Grey Heron

The grey herons like the grounds of where I work.

This one has a million little feathers dripping down its long neck. What an amazing bird.

Olbermann Coolness

Olbermann Coolness

On its own, it was a very cool tweet by Keith Olbermann:

Roald Dahl is one of my childhood favorites. I am still very fond of vermicious knids.

I replied to the tweet:

He answered almost immediately:

Seven is the perfect age for a very smart kid have written to Dahl. I already love Keith, but this added yet another layer of respect. I wish I’d thought of it!

I’m really hoping that he reads the correspondence on the show. His literary readings have been very enjoyable to me, but this would be extraordinary.

Click to follow Keith Olbermann’s tweets (I was one of the first!).

I’m all glowy – Keith replied to me!!! <3

New Fungi in the Backyard

New Fungi in the Backyard

This place seems to generate new lifeforms every year! The oaks are covered with about four different kinds of fungi. When it rains for a few days, all kinds of things spring up. I’ve posted about mushrooms before.

Today I found a new variety of mushroom in the oak leaves. They look almost like coral and they are covered with tiny little black winged insects. Any guesses?

Victoria Jackson – Wow~!

Victoria Jackson – Wow~!

I always loved Victoria Jackson on Saturday Night Live – but of course I thought her persona was a put-on for comic effect.

Guess what? It doesn’t look that way. This display actually makes me feel more sorry for, and a little bit less angry at, the people that have been so woefully misled.

I could parse this whole thing, but why? See for yourself. Sadness.

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