Switch & Cut Bait

There’s a time when you switch and cut bait. For some, that time is not infrequently earlier than they in fact do so. Incivility leaves a bad taste in the mouth. What fool remains in an abusive and libelous forum? Stunningly, none appreciated the gracious omission of reference to perfidy, villainy and general inhumanity. No…

2ยข on Collaboratives & Gravy Trains

It is rare for Collaboratives to succeed due to enduring and ever-present free-rider inefficiencies. For creative professionals, collaboratives more often than not provide an optimum synergistic environment; for groundbreaking onslaughts demanding apprenticed sprit (and just dumb luck) insight alongwith conceivable failures of appreciation A while ago I tried paddling in untested stream, in untested weather….

Needing to gargle!

Sometime ago we switched to non-alcoholic, all-green mouthwash. It works okay eventually, but you need to swish it around longer than one that contains alcohol. Something leaves a very bad taste in my mouth today. It’s not unusual to harbor negative feelings about former supposed colleagues who progressed to stabbing you in the back. The…

When you just want to scream

As a self-respecting professional, one does expect to confront some carelessness, some negligence and even some incompetence. One walks over it, keeping the eye on the prize. But some days, feathers get ruffled. Feathers are more likely ruffled when someone fails to step up and take responsibility. I babied the so-called collaborative of BirBObserver. I…

Memorial Day Weekend — “Another One Bites the Dust!”

A bank holiday in Canada, Monday is for us Memorial Day, a time for reverie about the Truth of the Cross, that there, but for the grace of God and “Giants in the Earth,” who sacrificed themselves for species and family, go we. How I planned on reverie. How I hoped to present you with…

Mamaaa– didn’t mean to make you cry . . . Or give you gray hairs

Mum’s mom passed peacefully in the late night about a week ago. Mum is doing the Capitol Life 70 hours per week wuuurk thing. It hasn’t really sunk in with her. She just keeps humming Bohemian Rhapsody under her breath. Mum’s mum set a great example. An equestrienne, she was quiet but iron-willed and capable….

On Hospice

My mother is on hospice in a city distant from The Beltway. The Great Easter Blessing was time spent there with my mother. I ken I am a novitiate in The Order of Orphaned Adult Children. The initiation rites repeat themselves in various forms and manners across the world. i often cope by making slideshows….

Happy Easter!

Mom enjoyed a visit from the Easter Bunny! So did Mark! So did I! Grateful for this day

Help Ban Animal Abuse Posts on Instagram: Sign & Share Petition

These have been eventful weeks! As urgency on #LasVegasDumpsiteBunnies diminished, I happily returned to my neglected Instagram bunny account. But the Instagram rabbit community was in the midst of further uproar: a man in Iran had created an Instagram account and posted videos and taunting photos of the torturing of defenseless rabbits to death. Despite…

#LasVegas #Rabbits Update

After sympathetic local coverage by local television news stations, Nevada Capitol Police opened an investigation into the deaths of abandoned “Dumpsite bunnies” at the Floyd Lamb facility on the state West Charleston Campus,which lies within Las Vegas city limits. While preliminary autopsy results indicated the application of blunt force trauma resulted in cracked ribs and…

Budgie Choir: #Mataharavi

Our budgie flock is now pre-occupied with the #birddominion movement on Twitter. For them, #birddominion includes breaking bunnies Harey Potter and Melville of habitually trying to steal their millet. So they enlisted in #birddominion. Then they formed Budgie Choir (open to all birds) as a front organization. Birds flocked to sign on! Subtle Ravi early…

Nonprofit startup. . .

Several months ago a group of about six friends I had made through our budgies’ Twitter account and I founded a hobby bird newsmagazine with a targeted audience of social media bird accounts. One thing led to another– we recently incorporated as a non-stock nonprofit. Our model from the beginning was “feminist” or “multicultural”– we…