Sunday, December 4, 2016


Everyone has that one friend who loves photobombing
 or otherwise wrecking every photo.
Yeah, it's funny. But after a while,
 not so much.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time-Sensitive Terms of Affection

There are those who beg to get what they want, until they don't want it anymore.

Sometimes the turn around time on that is very, very, short.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Boredom Enhanced Skill-Set

Bored out of your mind? Most vegetate, but a few meditate and come up with ideas to use their down-time in a helpful way. They use it to develop physical and mental skills that will be useful later on.

Otters gamify learning to get skills that can help them put the food on the table or oysters on their furry chests, anyway. If doing so can help an otter, maybe it can help you too.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Awkward Argument Embarassment

The awkward feeling you get when you are unwilling witness to another family's fight.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Unexpected That Kiss Was

The power of an unexpected kiss: It can freeze and then either begin a thaw, or a prompt a sudden exodos, all withing seconds.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

What Scientists Learn from Animal Experiments

A scientist was studying reaction responses in frogs.  He took a frog and put it on the floor.  The floor was marked off in feet and inches.  Standing behind the frog, the scientist clapped his hands and shouted loudly.  The startled frog jumped about 4.5 feet.  The frog was retrieved and sedated.  
The scientist proceeded to remove one of the frog’s front legs, cauterizing the incision, and then left the frog to recover.  A few days later, the scientist repeated the experiment, noting that this time, the frog jumped about 4 feet.
Over the next several days, the surgery, recovery, test cycle continued with the scientist noting the decreasing distance the frog jumped after each amputation.  Eventually, the frog has no legs.  
The scientist puts the frog down at the starting point, claps his hands, and shouts loudly.  The frog doesn’t budge.  The scientist repeats his actions with the same result.  The legless frog is just sitting there.  
The scientist picks up his test log and makes the following entry:  “Frogs with no legs are deaf.”

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hard being paranoid, hard not to be.

Maybe cats sleep all day because, when they do sleep, they are constantly on guard for others who might take advantage of them. Probably because they know they would do the same if they could.

In today's world. some people really are out to get us. But losing sleep over it won't help much. But a clear conscience might.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Bird Brains Smarter Than Some

Even small creatures rise to the occasion, risking everything and doing everything they can do to protect their defenseless young from powerful predators.

It's a shame that our government, who we count on to protect our young from predators, does not do dare to do all it can do.

Having a small brain is OK, if it is filled with common sense and accompanied by courage. Those with supposedly bigger brains should take note.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tech Smart, Horse Smarter

When I was driving in the mountains of Puerto Rico yesterday, I drove past a man on horseback and saw that he was texting on his phone.

At first I was impressed by the contrast of modern tech and his mode of transportation. I also worried about him being in danger, but then realized he was probably a lot safer than most people who text in traffic.

Unlike even the most advanced cars, his horse is self-steering and capable of accurate and safe navigation without a GPS. It probably cost a lot less than one too.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Humiliation and Headaches

Having friends is great, but when they take advantage of you, not so much.

Some find that it is easier to annoy you than to suffer minor discomforts or to make any effort to achieve goals they are capable of achieving themselves.

Others find it easier to become a doormat than to lose their annoying friends.

Life might become lonely if you demand respect and lose the losers, but this is usually a temporary condition.

But those who do so remove themselves from a major source of their humiliations and headaches.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Sofa Security

When you find that special spot on the sofa and won't move, no matter what.

Sofa security comes from out-stubborning the stubborn sofa-seat-stealers.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Making Passive the Aggressor

A good defense is never totally without merit. Even if the fight is lost, if enough harm is inflicted upon an aggressor by a well prepared defender, it tends to make the contemplation of any further attacks a much less attractive option. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Otter Not

"Sorry sir, but NO! 

You may not take away my favorite stuffed animal! 

Good day, sir. 


There are those who will not work at all during the day, but will get all worked up if you take their toys away.

I am a teacher and I get about the same reaction when it is my duty to confiscate a phone during class.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Inattentive Affection Downgrade

When someone you love best loves someone else better, it's hard to take. But the inattentive find their personal relationships often receive an affection downgrade, while the more attentive fare better and receive an affection upgrade.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Publicizing Privacy Problems

When "Show and Tell" doesn't end well

A lot of people I know get excited about their family, their hobbies and often times too, a newly acquired purchase, such as an Apple laptop. Not content to enjoy these things in private, they broadcast to the world what they have through Facebook posts, car art, and partially-eaten apple logos.

I understand the desire to share personal joy with others. But I also understand that some of those others are willing to break a car window to get what is advertised on the outside of the car.

This is nothing new. In the Bible, king Hezekiah showed off his riches to an ally. It didn't end well.

The prophet Isaiah asked :"What have they seen in thine house?" 

Hezekiah answered, "All the things that are in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them."

Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, "Hear the word of the LORD. Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD."

So, the moral of the story is: Don't tell everyone your business. If you do, you just might lose it.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Misplaced Fear Factors

What friends warn you about and what you should really be afraid of are often two very distinct and different things.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Let It Go Biblically

When mumbling is heard after an argument, it is no longer an option to tell the discontented mumbler to just "Let it go," because someone will burst out in a song from Disney's Frozen and miss the whole point. But wise King Solomon has advice about what to do when someone is overheard talking bad about you. It's not Disney, but it is in the Bible. That settles it for me.

" Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others. " Ecc 7:21-22

My paraphrase: "If you don't want to rumble, ignore the mumble" 

Rev. Steve Prelgovisk

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Beware of Being Unaware

When Mama isn't happy, nobody's happy.  Or soon won't be.

Also, this is why photographers should always work in pairs. The one who survives will have some really good photos to share.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

What Annoys You May Be Keeping You Alive

Sometimes it is best to leave an annoying problem alone. It may be saving you from an even worse problem later on.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Learning New Tech

It isn't just a challenge for humans. It takes some longer than others to understand how to use the newest tech. Some never do.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Escaping Mind Traps

The solution to escape many of our self-imposed, or other-imposed mind traps is to look outward and upward.

1 Cor 10:13 "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.."