The last Starbucks on the road to a brave new world

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The snow

like tiny swords cutting through the air

writing small cracks on the faces of the

people struggling against the wind

simply seeking egress from the cold

a place to

sip coffee and

in stirring their cream

talk about the days before

global colding

he says

as he takes the cup of

coffee and swirling in his cream smiles

“global colding is more like it”

he says again with a wry smile

and then heads back out into the cold

“you can stay” the Barista says

“free wi-fi” the enticing finisher


the cold beckoned

the warm coffee

enough to get home


to fight

the ever growing

Global Colding.



What instrument does the Penguin play?

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I watch the penguins play

the grainy video seems cold and distant

yet the penguins seem almost to frolic

on my desk

making me smile

they do loop-de-loops

in the water

and struggle walking on the ice,

as I do

the ice beneath seeming to move

with ever step

while my foot in the air

plunges downward

to an ever changing venue

unlike the penguins

I trip and fall

prolong in the snow


look at me laughing

pointing their

handless flippers

waving them in the air

“look at the fool, look at the fool” they squeal in penguin

a language

as hard to learn

as it is to comprehend

but I can read the flapping flippers

the beaks in the ever so tiny smile

as I lay in the snow

watching the penguins play…



Conjugate cold, cold, freaking cold, damn freaking cold geez

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According to my weather station it is 2 degrees right now. To put that into perspective that is FREAKING cold. So cold that my furnace is working overtime. So cold that I am looking at the white terror that fell to the ground yesterday wondering why snow isn’t classified as an enemy combatant.

Oh yeah and the projected high for today 13 degrees.

Luckily I don’t have to go anywhere today. Its way to cold to be outside!

Random Thoughts:

  • Why does my back always hurt more in the winter than in the summer?
  • My mother makes the most amazing quilts its like sleeping with love wrapped around you.
  • I love when my wife laughs. She has one of those smiles that just lights up a room.
  • Explain why I hate snow? As a child I loved snow. I spent hours sledding at my grandparents house.
  • We are up a degree since I started my blog – time to break out the summer clothes
  • preparing for a trip – why does it take me so much longer now then it did as recently as a year ago?
  • I hate threats, if you make them you better be able to back them up.
  • Why are people so worried about right and wrong?
  • Love doesn’t conquer all. It merely allows for doors that aren’t there without love. What you do once you open the door is up to you.
  • Marriage is hard work, but it is also fun work.
  • I love my family.
  • My am a GPS geek, and I can’t for the life of me figure out why.
  • I love Facebook. Its nice to connect with people I haven’t’ talked to in 30 or more years.
  • When I was 10, and people moved away it was impossible to stay in touch. With Facebook we can now reconnect. But what about today’s kids, they won’t suffer that “the world is huge” loss. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?