In the Beginning

The announcer on the Dennis Miller Variety or Comedy show said to Dennis, “John and I were taking a break this afternoon, and John said, rather nostalgically, 'I was just thinking of the good ole days like today -- a beam of sun as it shines through a window on a warm spring morning, the quaff of the first swallow of a cold Pilsner, and the swing of an old man's scrotum as he walks.'" 1992

From Kitten: And I was thinking that as an old man's scrotum swings so does an old woman's bosoms droop. And this bit of down-home reality and philosophy seems to be the stage of life in which I find myself as I reach for my 70th birthday. -- Oct. 1992


Zealots become so convinced of the righteousness of their cause that they are seduced into believing in their own



You may be sorry that you spoke

Sorry you stayed or went

Sorry you won or lost

Sorry so much was spent.

But as you go through life, you'll find

You're NEVER sorry you were kind.

From a Treasure Chest of Quotations for all Occasions.  Harper Collins


I think that it is important that a person relish life.  Nice word, relish.  It means having an appetite for living.

There are people who tolerate life.  They are easily recognized for they have not developed  the all-important laugh lines.

Why are there so few people with no sense of humor?  I know it is hard to find something sufficiently amusing to give one a

belly laugh, but it might behoove people to look for the comedy in life.  You know they say that a good belly laugh lengthens

your life, because it massages all the vital organs.  (Kitten, 11/15/92)



When you're feeling so important and your ego is in bloom,

When you simply take for granted you're the wisest in the room,

When you feel your very absence would leave a great big hole,

Just follow these instructions --- they will humble any soul.

Take a bucket filled with water, Put your hand in to the wrist,

Pull it out, the hole remaining is how much you will be missed.

Splash wildly when you enter, Stir a lot and splash galore,

Then stop, and in a minute it looks just like before.

The moral of this story is do the best you can.

Be proud, but please remember, there is no indispensable man.


The nature of creativity is to think differently than others, whereas the nature of belonging is to think the same as the

group to which you belong.    Patrick Marr, Cartoonist, Web Page Designer, Thinker, and Good All-around Friend.


An Old Gaelic Blessing:

May those who love us, love us.

And those who don't love us,

May GOD turn their hearts;

And if he doesn't turn their hearts,

May he turn their ankles

So that we'll know them by their limping.


Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves

for they shall never cease to be amused.


The Ebonics Lord's Prayer

Yo big daddy upstairs (our father who art in heaven)

You be chillin' (hallowed be thy name)

So be yo hood (thy kingdom come)

You be saying it I be doing it (thy will be done)

In dis here hood and in yos (on earth as it is in heaven)

Gimme some eats (give us this day our daily bread)

And cut me some slack blood (and forgive us our debts)

Sos I be doin it to dem dat diss me (as we forgive our debtors)

Don't be pushin me into no jive (lead us not into temptation)

An keep dem crips away (but deliver us from evil)

Cause you always be de man (for thine is the kingdom and the power)

Amen (Amen)



When asked about his philosophy of life, Actor Robert Morley replied, "I look upon life as a party. One arrives long after it's started, and one's going to leave before it's over, and it's just as well, perhaps, not to try to be the life and soul of it, and not to try to take too much responsibility for it."


It's name is public opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God.---- Mark Twain


If you have seen the world, if you have played your game and won it, what more would you ask for? If you have tasted the sweets of existence, you should be satisfied; if the experience has been bitter, you should be glad when it comes to an end.


Mom's Mably: .....I had rather pay a young man's way than give an old man directions.


Nonchalance is the ability to look like an owl when you have behaved like an ass.


As a woman, and a liberationist, I seek advice, counseling and cooperation from those near me, but never permission.....Kitten