Thursday, July 10, 2008

Feeling rather like Piglet today....

"Help, help," cried Piglet, "a Heffalump, a Horrible Heffalump!" and he scampered off as hard as he could, still crying out, "Help, help, a Herrible Hoffalump! Hoff, hoff, a Hellible Horralump! Holl, holl, a Hoffable Hellerump!"

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's Wednesday...

"I live my life in growing orbits
which move out and over the things of the world.
I am circling around God, around the ancient tower,
and I have been circling for a thousand years,
And I still don't know if I'm a falcon,
or a storm,
or a great song."

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Popular Names

Most popular boy/girl baby names in 1950:

1. James / Linda
2. Robert / Mary
3. John / Patricia
4. Michael / Barbara
5. David / Susan
6. William / Nancy
7. Richard / Deborah
8. Thomas / Sandra
9. Charles / Carol
10. Gary / Kathleen

Here's the list from last year:

1. Jacob / Emily
2. Michael / Isabella
3. Ethan / Emma
4. Joshua / Ava
5. Daniel / Madison
6. Christopher / Sophia
7. Anthony / Olivia
8. William / Abigail
9. Matthew / Hannah
10. Andrew / Elizabeth

read article here

Monday, July 7, 2008

The beginnings of my To Do List:

1. Start throwing away stuff
2. Pack
3. Write a chapter
4. Finish Harry Potter
5. Find a new place to live
6. Work on sermon
7. Pray
8. Mow the lawn
9. assume identity of Ragamuffin Klugmann and go inworld
10. Meditate and listen to Chris Rice some more...
11. check facebook
12. Eat
13. Sleep
14. Watch the season finale of 'Desperate Housewives'
15. Text
16. Clean office
17. Clean House
18. give away clothes and books
19. cry
20. ...."what I like best -- " (stopping and thinking). ...although Eating Honey is a very good thing to do, there is a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but I don't know what it was called...

(When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you sometimes find that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.)