Monday 30 May 2022

My Man Jesus

You don't need to literally believe
in Christ's divinity to know that 
Jesus was a swell guy

I've always had a soft spot 
for the Jesus of the Gospels.

christ in the wilderness, ivan kramskoy


he looks like he needs a cigarette


Well, that's it for now, folks!

Gotta go!

Saturday 28 May 2022

Post of the Week

This week's outstanding post
from the blogosphere is a
sombre reflection on,
and analysis of,
American gun culture
and mass shootings.

It cuts through standard platitudes
and wishful thinking to remind us
of another once-impregnable social reality
which nevertheless reached an
unexpected tipping point of change.

It's a tough template but one that
can instill a bleak sense of hope that
someday this madness too shall end.

No drumroll or fanfare this week,
just the sound of a breaking heart.

"Guns Are the New Cigarettes" 
by Anne Johnson of 
The Gods Are Bored blog

(which you can read by clicking here)

Thursday 26 May 2022

Bad Puns Are How Eye Roll

Oh, thought I couldn't work 
superheroes into this post?

Well, think again!

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Post of the Week, Part 2

This one is for all you fans
of the late, great Johnny Cash

(and also of water sports kink, I guess . . . .)

Drumroll, please!

"A Cash Flow Problem"
video posted by Miss C

(which I am reposting here
for your ease of reference) --

In her post, Miss C also noted
the hilarious take on this
by Stephen Colbert 
so I'm posting that video too!

His commentary on this story
begins at 1:50 --

Sunday 22 May 2022

Post of the Week, Part 1

We're overflowing with
blogosphere riches
this week, people!

There'll be a Post of the Week today
AND also on Tuesday!

Today -- a thoughtful meditation on
the aesthetic and life-lesson benefits
of simplicity.

Drumroll, please,
Mr Flightless Bird!

"Fabulous Friday - Simple" by Travel of 
The Adventures of Travel Penguin blog

(which you can read by clicking here)

Friday 20 May 2022

Let's Talk Tarot

I know several of you out there are fans of tarot, so I thought you might be interested in a wonderful tarot blog and YouTube channel that I've been enjoying very much lately.

The Mystical Empowerment blog (click here) and YouTube channel (click here) are the creations of Martha, whom many of you may know from her delightfully funny blog Plowing Through Life. But Martha is also an expert tarot reader! On her tarot blog and video channel, she regularly features posts on specific tarot cards, walk-throughs of various tarot/oracle card decks, videos about her extensive collection of decks, and fun tarot tips on short spreads for quick answers like this one --

I must confess that Martha is inadvertently being a bad influence on me because I now have a list as long as my arm of new tarot decks and oracle card decks which I want to buy! But seriously, thanks to Martha, I again have a rejuvenated enthusiasm for exploring all the ins and outs of this fascinating area of interest.

Please check out her online tarot sites -- you won't be disappointed!

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Driving Ourselves Crazy

Let's end with 
shall we?

FYI, this final one is a
glass recycling truck --