Scallywag

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

~ Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 3 ~

Archive for January, 2012

Life after love is a tough prospect.
Is there any life left if love leaves?

Is there Life After Love?

January 21st, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 25 secs

Life after love is a tough prospect.

I’m not quite sure what Cher concluded in her song about love. I just recall the refrain, her wondering if someone was really strong enough, plus a few “whoa-ho”s and “No-no”s. But it is a good question: is there life after love? Read the rest of this entry »

Thanks to its cable cars, San Francisco is unique.
What shakes, rattles, and rolls too slow, but makes you smile? You guessed it: a San Francisco tram...er...cable car.

Feegs in San Francisco

January 20th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 50 secs

Thanks to its cable cars, San Francisco is unique.

Call them cable cars, trams, or light rail, but whatever you do, be glad they’re there. I love them. Read the rest of this entry »

My cat Scally
Cats do it whether you know it or not. Even if it's behind your back, cats just have to scratch.

I Fought the Paws But the Paws Won

January 19th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 40 secs

My cat Scally

If you have a cat or two or…er…three, then you’ll know the dilemma. It’s more than the fur, kitty litter, and caterwauling. Those we can handle. It’s the cats’ scratching that causes calamity. Read the rest of this entry »

Even in the midst of a crisis there is room for respect.
When people abandon respect the effects of a crisis increase.

Forget Respect, It’s Bye Bye Shove

January 18th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 33 secs

Even in the midst of a crisis there is room for respect.

As news keeps emerging about the fateful crash of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, it seems it wasn’t just poor judgment, but a lack of character at fault. Supreme disrespect heightened the impact of the disaster, magnifying a terrible tragedy. Read the rest of this entry »

Fancy! They went to all this trouble and all i asked for was a little something.
That's the truth about food: you can't always get what you want.

Hey Food!

January 17th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 49 secs

Fancy! They went to all this trouble and all I asked for was a "little something"

Remember the last time you traveled? I’m not sure why but have you noticed that when you do, your desire for food rises? Something savory, maybe? Or else something sugary and sweet. Whatever you crave, touring ticks the hungry box. Read the rest of this entry »

In the web we should not trust.
In the Web we should not trust. At least, not too much.

3 Reasons Why You Can’t Trust the Web

January 16th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 19 secs

In the Web we should not trust.

Some people are frightened by spiders. Yet they’ll happily trust the Web. Read the rest of this entry »

Cuddle me!
Do you like cuddles too?

Who Says Happiness Runs on Cuddles?

January 15th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 26 secs

Cuddle me!

How sickening! Cuddles? Happiness? Next I’ll be saying that kisses are good for you too. Read the rest of this entry »

How easy is it to be honest with yourself?
Honestly, are you being true to yourself?

Are You True?

January 14th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 30 secs

How easy is it to be honest with yourself?

When our second son was about two, he asked a profound question, Read the rest of this entry »

Happily, there's more to inspiration than Hollywood.
Where do you get your inspiration?

How Inspiration Became All Surface and No Substance

January 13th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 5 secs

Happily, there's more to inspiration than Hollywood.

“If you want to be someone, look good. Better still, try and look like someone famous.” Read the rest of this entry »

My happy wheels looks more like a lemon these days. But that's okay.
Happy wheels: a matter of engine size or state of mind?

Happy Wheels in Your Driveway

January 12th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 13 secs

My happy wheels looks more like a lemon these days. But that's okay.

What kind of car do you drive? Is it the proverbial “ye olde worlde it gets thee from A to B”? Read the rest of this entry »