From there to here….


“Stupidity is always a capital crime.”

~~ Larry Niven “N-Space” ~~

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Burgeoning Beauty

Good morrow, ffolkes. I had hoped to have completed an entry regarding some of the time I’ve been off line, but, as expected, it’s taking longer than hope can manage. So, I’m going back to an old standby position, wherein I assume a ruthless attitude toward all critical assumptions, & just do what the hell I want to do. For today’s post, that means this bit of lame exposition will be all the prose text you’ll see, outside introductory words, and the ending bit. So be it, he said, with some emphasis; we’ll all just have to learn to live with some disappointment, not that we don’t already do so. In any case, the actual way that looks is like this….

Shall we Pearl?….


cream at royal al

Image from KissPNG via Google Images

For today’s listening pleasure, education, and nostalgic indulgence, here is the Cream farewell concert documentary as seen on BBC TV on January 5, 1969…. Enjoy!





Accentuated Lessons

Bold statements of calculated intent
Become common rule of the malcontent.
Avarice assumes such attractive wear
Beguiling deception, illusory and fair.

Grasping and pulling with ghostly hands
Legally proper in all the signatory lands.
Seeking and finding each vulnerable soul
Anguish as payment for exacting the toll.

Wraiths of commerce’s invisible dead guards
Still haunt the dreams left in sad empty yards.
While absentee nobles sit in stiffly elegant splendor
Served by sad-faced detainees in abject surrender.

Escape from reality is illusory at best
Often we falter and fail its daily test.
Only when focused on inner strength
Does peace stay with us for any length.

Peace lies within, always…..

~~ gigoid ~~




Naked Pearls

Random thoughts….


“Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man;
but for one man who can stand prosperity
there are a hundred that will stand adversity.”

~~ Thomas Carlyle ~~


“Anywhere, anytime, I’d sacrifice the finest nuance for a laugh,
the most elegant trope for a smile.”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~


“Shower the people you love with love.”

~~ James Taylor ~~


“In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

— Albert Camus


“A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.”

~~ Lord Peter Wimsey (Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night) ~~


“…you are too modest, Lord Peter. The apt quotation is a form of wisdom.”

~~ Dr. Baring, Shrewsbury Warden, in response ~~


“Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward.”

~~ William E. Davidsen ~~


“Within the oyster’s shell uncouth
The purest pearl may hide,
Trust me you’ll find a heart of truth
Within that rough inside.”

~~ Mrs. Osgood ~~



So far, establishing some sort of routine to this process has been, if not impossible. then, improbable; I’m still getting used to Bob’s characteristics (Bob is the new computer’s name), & spend as much time navigating the learning curve as actually working. SIGH… I suppose some patience is called for, so, we’ll apply some now, & keep at it until it’s again a smooth operation. Until then, I hope y’all enjoy what shows up, and rest assured it’ll all get bigger and, according to the plan, better. For now, I’ll just say, be well, be happy, & stay as strange as you can manage….

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….

Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes,
I just sits.

gigoid, the dubious

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.


“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

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À bientôt, mon cherí….