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Small Sparrow

A small sparrow landed on the corner signal light.
It danced from foot to foot on its aluminum perch.
Isn’t it just like God to send a divine creation to dance on man’s
You have to love a God that uses living art to mock man’s invention.

Hundred Little Cases

Hundred little cases

I know you have a
hundred little cases
against God
for all the troubles
life has dished out.

No, you didn’t deserve
any of them but
the litigations will
take a lifetime to resolve
and yours is running out.

Why not settle up
with the beloved and
live your life dancing
and singing
instead of writing
your list of wrongs?

Fire this attorney of anger.
Take the birth rights offered.
Shake hands with God.
And lets get out of
this stuffy court room
and watch the sunrise.

nook and cranny

nook and cranny

every nook and cranny
with miscellaneous and asundry
nicknacks and brick-a-brack
filled and charted
by day and hour
and origin and location
can be shipped or picked up
airmailed or prioritized to
any and every time zone,
geography, and zip code
to be opened, left alone,
discarded or recycled
simply by filling out
this form and contract
with name, rank and
serial number along
with your picture ID
passport or birth certificate

– a silly poem. 🙂

The magical number 7?

“what about the magical number seven? What about the seven wonders of the world, the seven seas, the seven deadly sins, the seven daughters of Atlas in the Pleiades, the seven ages of man, the seven levels of hell, the seven primary colors, the seven notes of the musical scale, and the seven days of the week? What about the seven-point rating scale, the seven categories for absolute judgment, the seven objects in the span of attention, and the seven digits in the span of immediate memory? For the present I propose to withhold judgment. Perhaps there is something deep and profound behind all these sevens, something just calling out for us to discover it. But I suspect that it is only a pernicious, Pythagorean coincidence.”

This is the summary paragraph of the following article on the pervasiveness of the number 7 in our culture and history:


The article is kind of long and boring frankly but I wanted to throw out this question for discussion: Is there something magical about the number 7 or any number for that matter? If so, what do you think is the basis for that? If not, why not?

[This question on creativity was cross posted to the Creativity Builders Group at http://www.creativitybuilders.com ]

game score sheets

One of my favorite blogs (http://www.meggiecat.blogspot.com) had this great link to game score sheets. No more using old scraps of paper: http://www.centralconnector.com/GAMES/scorshet.html

When I grow up…

I want to be able to paint like the artists in this gallery: Artists at Mark Woolley Gallery


Top Earning Fictional Characters

Do you know how much Mickey Mouse or Hello Kitty makes per year? Well, let’s just say that I wish I was a fictional character…or am I…


How normal am I? Hopefully not too normal…

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Changing Your Destiny?

During a momentous battle, a Japanese general decided to attack even though his army was greatly outnumbered. He was confident they would win, but his men were filled with doubt. On the way to the battle, they stopped at a religious shrine. After praying with the men, the general took out a coin and said, “I shall now toss this coin. If it is heads, we shall win. If tails, we shall lose. Destiny will now reveal itself.”

He threw the coin into the air and all watched intently as it landed. It was heads. The soldiers were so overjoyed and filled with confidence that they vigorously attacked the enemy and were victorious.

After the battle, a lieutenant remarked to the general, “No one can change destiny.”

“Quite right,” the general replied as he showed the lieutenant the coin, which had heads on both sides.

— What are your thoughts about this story? Can someone change their destiny? Change your creative destiny by joining the totally free Creativity Builders Group (http://www.creativitybuilders.com)


And then I realized, I had written a play. The critic had only written a review…

–Steve Martin