The Best Unturned Stones

La Liseuse (The Reader) by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

It’s a holiday weekend, but I’m going to be working my tail off pulling extra shifts.  I won’t have time to visit with you lovely people for a few days.  Just in case you’ll miss me, here are my picks of FIVE GREAT EARLY POSTS I wrote back before most of you were reading this blog.  I tried to choose ones that are entertaining and unusual.  In no particular order, they are:

Unanticipated Benefits

How Mom, Spike and Bugs Saved Me from the L.A. Rioters

If you like the work of Hunter S. Thompson, you’ll recognize his influence in this true, twisted tale of seemingly unrelated things converging to turn a potentially lethal situation into a moment of cartoon salvation.

Serpents and Seers

The least-read post in an intermittent series I wrote utilizing Dragon symbolism.

The Poet-Lifesaver

This one about Shawn Phillips, a man born in Texas who found a new life in Port Elizabeth, South Africa has been passed around the internets a lot, so I fished it back to give you another look.

Video Vortex

OK, these are to view, not to read, but they are still very amusing to me.  I sing “Hover Bacon” at least once a day.  I adore humor that is odd or inexplicable, but silly.

Looking for Legends

I re-titled this after I wrote it.  The photo is one I use as the wallpaper on my laptop.  My “peekaboo” banner is a cropped version of one where I was looking out of a canal boat in this place.  It’s still one of my favorite stories of how people from another culture helped me re-frame my emotional association with a piece of popular music from childhood.

I hope these holiday tokens may open new doors between us.


Filed under Emotions, humor, Metaphysics, Music, Television, Thinking about thinking, Travel

4 responses to “The Best Unturned Stones

  1. Cat

    I was startled when I opened up your blog because that is one of my favourite pieces of art. I put it on my Tumblr thingy on March 20:

    Great minds think alike. 😉

    • Yes, it is lovely. Fragonard died completely unknown as a painter. Nobody even wrote him up in the art history books for centuries. Remember what I said about artists being unable to make a living?

  2. i know you are not a woman, but you may find this subject interesting under the book catergory, “what every woman should know”


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