Dignity is not guaranteed by law nor custom….


As is often the case lately, there’s no fresh Pearl ready, as I’ve been mucking about in Reality more than in Cyberspace. To sublimate the still-present urge to post, here is an oldish Pearl, from a bit over five years ago, when I was still ranting on a regular basis…. It got some good traffic for those days, & a bunch of fine pearls. In any case, it will do for now, while I get my seasonal shopping done for birthdays & society’s traditional capitalist frenzy for which the season exists…. Okay, I won’t be snarky any more…. today. Instead, I’ll just get on with posting this, & be back in a day or two with some fresh thoughts on our most common subject, i.e. Life @ Large…. Take care, ffolkes; be well, & happy as you may be…. I’m off again on walkabout….

gigoid, the dubious



Serendipity is perhaps my favorite word in English, as it is only applicable when something good happens. If one stops to consider, it is exactly the opposite concept of Murphy’s Law, and balances the work done by that most unwelcome of visitors, showing us the nuggets of gold hidden in the pile of crap that Murphy often leaves us with. As a bonus, the appearance of Serendipity always comes as a surprise, by definition….

So, you may ask, what prompted that? A moment of fright, as it turns out…. When I sat down to begin this morning, the following is the first thing that showed up in my quote database….

“Hi there!  This is just a note from me, to you, to tell you, the person  reading this note, that I can’t think up any more famous quotes, jokes, nor bizarre stories, so you may as well go home.”…

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