Sunday, June 24, 2012



What is worse, a bad fortune, or no fortune at all?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Americana for the modern age?

I’ve lived in a small town for most of my life.  It is quaint.  Some of the streets are cobbled and there are remnants of 16th century America in abundance.  Yes, as cliché as it may sound, George Washington really did sleep here, and often since he grew up not a mile from the city.

Antique shops, restaurants and specialty stores, have replaced most of the stores on Main Street from my youthful years but one old time drug store still remains.  You can still get a shake, a cherry coke, a BLT, and sit at a counter with twirling stools to consume it all. 

There are still some aged and weathered signs hanging on the walls.  One particular sign caught my eye and gave me a chuckle. It seems things haven’t changed much at all.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Be Yourself

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to change you is the greatest accomplishment.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, June 7, 2012


My Carpal Tunnel surgery was on Tues.  While I was under anesthesia he gave me a shot of cortisone for the pain of Tennis elbow.  Honestly I don’t know how that happened, I mean I don’t even play tennis!  Anyway with some people the side effects of cortisone is that it crystallizes and causes way more pain than tennis elbow every does.  Crystallizes!  How is that for ironic?  To add to the nightmare the pain meds made me sick as a dog.

So for the next few days, typing is at a minimum and art is nonexistent.

Crystallized clear signing off.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mayhem—like him

I don’t watch much TV, but when I do I really don’t like commercials.  That’s what a DVR is for right?  Most of the time commercials are just a waste of time.  The only time (and I know I’m not alone) I watch TV strictly for the commercials is during the Super bowl when advertisers make an effort to make their commercials creative and fun to watch.

Every so often, though, a commercial comes along that breaks the boring rule, and it’s actually better than the program one is trying to watch.  Remember the “Where’s the Beef?” commercials…. oops I’m showing my age here. 

If I could I would like to give a Crystal Clear award for the best commercials.  My fave right now is the Allstate Mayhem guy.  If you don’t have it where you live, you are missing a group of fun advertising magic. 

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