Honestly metaphoric raisins….


“What is character but the determination of incident?
What is incident but the illustration of character?”

~~ Henry James ~~

Leelu in repose

Leelu Magicat in repose….

In past incarnations of ECR, changes occurred, though not always accompanied by announcements; this time, I think the first change may have already been noted, & ignored (rightly so), by anyone familiar with how it generally goes here. To wit: no more ‘Hajime’ to begin the intro section. No big deal, or compelling reason; it’s simply the result of having lost my template along with my computer, & forgot to include it in the first posts. So be it; there’s no turning back now. We’ll all just have to learn to take things the way they are, which, I suppose, is good advice anytime, as long as one doesn’t get too serious about it, or too easygoing, leading to becoming a victim to manipulation. On that admittedly confusing note, let’s move on….

The time I’ve spent away from the on line community here on WP has been, for the most part, well-spent, at least in terms of health and well-being, if not time and circumstance. My weight is on track to get down to my high school fighting level, though without concomitant stamina & conditioning; all sorts of physical issues caused by obesity are now in control, if not fully eradicated. All I can say on that is, thank GOD I stopped listening to doctors & re-assumed responsibility for my OWN condition. A recent event serves as good example; I experienced a strain/tear to the intercostal tissue between two ribs, caused by an unexpected hard cough while asleep; I awoke @ 4 a.m., feeling exactly as if I’d been kicked in the rib by a small, but angry horse. If you’ve ever broken a rib, you know what it feels like…..

Rather than go the ER for treatment, (having experienced the same issue years ago), I diagnosed myself, & instituted what I know to be the proper treatment, to wit, rest, cold & warm compresses to the area as needed, and patience. This is working fine, & healing is progressing satisfactorily, & I saved a BUNCH of money & time by NOT letting the medicos & insurance moguls get involved…. Bonus! Much of my health improvement is occurring in the same vein; the more I ignore what they want, & I do what I know to be ‘right living’, the better I feel.

Well enough about me…. Let’s leave further explorations into my twisted mind for now, & get on with today’s mess; perhaps I can last long enough at the computer today to get a few more sites visited, to let ffolkes know I’m still around. We’ll employ an old method that has always worked well…. Well, well enough for OUR purposes, anyway. It’s simple, effective, & looks like this….

Shall we Pearl?


norah jones

Norah Jones

Image from YouTube.com via Google Images

Today I feel like some easy listening to accompany the text & images you’ll see; it can’t get much easier than Norah…..





Blue chameleon

It’s hot today, with chances of pain & rain.
So it says on the news.
Guess there’s nothing to do again
unless it’s sing the blues.

The blues are gettin’ old, though.
So I say, & I should know.
I been singin’ the bloody songs, y’know?
For what seems a long row to hoe.

S’pose it could get better someday.
I’ve heard that tune before.
Always seemed out of tune anyway;
I ain’t waitin’ any more.

Bang those drums & kick the cans.
May as well raise some hell.
Clang together some old pots & pans;
It hides the little voices so well.

Never worry, don’t you fear at all.
We’ve got certificates of note.
Bureaucratic protections, officially small.
Non carborundum illegitimi, he wrote.

Time, and circumstance, wrote me today.
It came in the daily mail from home.
It said I shouldn’t write unless I say
you’ll be charged for the distance you roam.

~~ gigoid ~~




Naked Pearls

More Random Thoughts on Life @ Large….


“A short saying oft contains much wisdom.”

~~ Sophocles – Aletes, Frag. 99 ~~


“May your hands always be busy, may your feet always be swift
may you have a strong foundation, when the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful, may your song always be sung
and may you stay forever young.
May you stay forever young.”

~~ Bob Dylan ~~


“The only people for me are the mad ones.”

~~ Jack Kerouac ~~


“Before I speak, I am master of the words;
After, the word is master of me.”

~~ Ibn Gabriol ~~


“We are the miracle of force and matter
making itself over into imagination and will.
The Life Force experimenting with forms.
You for one.
Me for another.
The Universe has shouted itself alive.
We are one of the shouts.”

~~ Ray Bradbury, “G.B.S. – Mark V” ~~


“The easiest person to deceive is one’s own self.”

~~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ~~


“”In matters of belief,
he who is absolutely sure he is right
is almost certainly dead wrong.”

~~ Kelvin Throop ~~



Since it took two days longer than expected, or desired, to get this done, I’ll forgo any further torturous tricks to bring this to a proper closing, & merely say, I’ll be back, as soon as I can cobble another fine mess together…. Until then, be well, be happy, be strange, & things will work out just fine….

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….