Archive for May, 2011


the family’s unowned boy

May 31, 2011

I’m the family’s unowned boy, back home again – all they asked is where I’ve been- knowing I’ve been west.

A pretty girl with face so fair, sees the shine in the black sheep boy.  This time the black sheep boy could hold the winning hand


advice to a (supposedly) wise fool

May 31, 2011

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere”         ~Glenn Turner

Worry is a complete cycle of inefficient thought revolving about a pivot of fear.  Decide what to be and go be it – also from time to time stop typing and read your own words.


Memorial Day 2011 (revised)

May 29, 2011

Mud, Tears and Bad Uncle Dan


a visit from Bad Uncle Dan

May 28, 2011

Nephew dressed up like a Gay Pride parade held at a Wal-Mart in Kentucky =  Teach him the YMCA, photograph it and post it on the internet.

Yup Bad Uncle Dan must be home for a visit.


Making lemonade, the middle seat situation

May 24, 2011

When I purchased my airline ticket the only available seats were all in the middle, of course.  A couple in the back of the cabin and one right up front.  The front seats are “Extra Room Seats” and costs an additional $60,  Initially I balked at paying a premium for a middle seat but arrived at the rationalization that over a six hour flight it was only $10 per hour for the extra comfort so I clicked “Upgrade” and purchased seat 2B.

Upon boarding the flight I was surprised to see a heavy set middle aged man sitting in my seat.  I quickly deducted that we was married to the woman in seat 2C (aisle).  I proceeded to perform the universal “eye contact with guy in your seat-  glance at boarding pass – nod at guy in your seat to move” move.

Guy in my seat starts explaining that he and his wife bought the aisle and window seats  (assuming no jackass would pay a premium for a middle seat) – a cunning tactic!

Like a cat presenting a mouse, he gestured to the window seat “Would you prefer the window”  – silence –  “Or…or maybe the aisle, doesn’t matter to us” – silence – 

I put on my best sarcastic grin and said, “No thanks, I actually really prefer sitting in the middle”  – silence – really long and awkward silence – finally broken by the husband reaching  for his wallet… “Oh, well would you mind sitting in the window or the aisle seat  if I were to compensate you for the upgrade fee?

I chose the window and the free upgrade.


Jane Fonda, 1970

May 23, 2011

It all happened so quickly.  I clicked on Google News but some ad must have flashed and I got sidetracked as I often do….two clicks later I was viewing a slideshow of celebrity mugshots.  The mugshot of Jane Fonda (apparently arrested in Cleveland, 1970) grabbed me.

I don’t know the details of her arrest, in fact I know nothing about Jane Fonda’s life yet looking at this photo I feel as if I know absolutely everything from her thoughts, to the sound of her laugh and I am mesmerized …smitten

Its a dumb question yet they keep asking it and if they ask me I now have a response.  “Daniel, if you could have a conversation with one historical figure at any time, whom would it be?”  Answer:  Jane Fonda Cleveland Ohio, November 4, 1970


Meant to be broken

May 21, 2011

This sign is now hanging on my office door

My pirated copy of Adobe Photoshop and I have somehow managed to prompt THREE lawsuit threats in as many years.