Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Some weekends the best part of the dog show is the drive to and from.  In this case it was a 9.5 hour drive each way across two states.

  The Snake River, just out of Clarkston WA

I enjoy the patterns on the hills in eastern Washington.
The Snake again, just out of Starbuck WA.  In playing with with my GPS I took a side trip that ended up being a shortcut.  I figured that if I hit a dirt road, snow, or a closed gate I could turn around and go back.
I ran into some heavy snow over the Cascades yesterday, but it was warm enough that it had melted off of the road surface.
Snowplows are our friends.

Monday, April 19, 2010

More National Poetry

Derivative quote:
You know, a couple of days after the health care bill had been signed into law Obama ran around all over the country saying, "Hey, you know, I'm looking around. The earth hadn't opened up. There's no Armageddon out there. The birds are still chirping." I think the earth has opened up. God may have replied. This volcano in Iceland has grounded more airplanes -- airspace has more affected -- than even after 9/11 because of this plume, because of this ash cloud over Northern and Western Europe. . . . I don't know whether it's a rebirth or Armageddon. Hopefully it's a rebirth, God speaking.
And my response:
I know of this fellow named Rush

Whose mouth is too subject to gush.

His brain it was leaking

when he heard God speaking.

Most times I just want him to hush.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

National Poetry Month

It really is: check it out on  I haven't regaled you all with "national poetry" in a while and I just couldn't resist.  But for some reason my favorite form of national poetry comes in the form of a Limerick.  Perhaps it's the Irish in my genetic makeup?

So today, in honor of the following quote:
Asked this week about his faltering efforts to advance the Middle East peace process, President Obama did something remarkable. In front of some 47 foreign leaders and hundreds of reporters from all over the world, President Obama said that “whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower.”

Whether we like it or not? Most Americans do like it.
I bring you my offering.

I know of this gal name of Palin

Who thinks that our country's a-failin'.

No master of word,

She twists what she heard.

'Till sometimes it sets me to wailin'.