Mr. Pickwick at the Parade

The esteemed Mr. Pickwick and his friends join a crowd in a busy 19th century English town to watch the local militia carry out a mock battle. Mr. Pickwick and his three companions stationed themselves in the front of the crowd, and patiently awaited the commencement of the proceedings. The throng was increasing every moment; [Read more....]

 
Adventures with Minsc and Boo, Part 5

A few years ago, my buddy (whom I refer to as Minsc) and I undertook to explore the countless waterways in Rhode Island and Connecticut in a canoe named Boo. I have kept a journal of our excursions, and will occasionally post some of the highlights from it. (See “Category” menu to the right for [Read more....]

 
Adventures with Minsc and Boo, Part 4

A few years ago, my buddy (whom I refer to as Minsc) and I undertook to explore the countless waterways in Rhode Island and Connecticut in a canoe named Boo. I have kept a journal of our excursions, and will occasionally post some of the highlights from it. (See “Category” menu to the right for [Read more....]

 

This bit of satire is from The Onion. It is not a real news story!! However, as dark as the humor is, I think it nicely illustrates some of the fallacies of modern thinking. Claims that the earth is going to expire if we don’t do thus-and-such, or that the human race cannot survive unless [Read more....]

 

I have vivid dreams, and I generally remember them, or at least parts, the next morning. But once in a while I’ll have a dream that literally makes me start laughing in my sleep. When this happens, I’ll turn on the light and scrawl notes of what I found so amusing, then transcribe to a [Read more....]

 
Adventures with Minsc and Boo, Part 3

A few years ago, my buddy (whom I refer to as Minsc) and I undertook to explore the countless waterways in Rhode Island and Connecticut in a canoe named Boo. I have kept a journal of our excursions, and will occasionally post some of the highlights from it. (See “Category” menu to the right for [Read more....]

 
Mark Twain on the Coyote

The coyote is a long, slim, sick and sorry-looking skeleton, with a gray wolf-skin stretched over it, a tolerably bushy tail that forever sags down with a despairing expression of forsakenness and misery, a furtive and evil eye, and a long, sharp face, with slightly lifted lip and exposed teeth. He has a general slinking [Read more....]

 
Adventures with Minsc and Boo, Part 2

A few years ago, my buddy (whom I refer to as Minsc) and I undertook to explore the countless waterways in Rhode Island and Connecticut in a canoe. I have kept a journal of our excursions, and will occasionally post some of the highlights from it. We entered the Pawcatuck River near another abandoned mill, [Read more....]

 
Adventures with Minsc and Boo

A few years ago, my buddy George and I undertook to explore the countless waterways in Rhode Island and Connecticut by canoe. I have kept a journal of our excursions, and will occasionally post some of the highlights from it, illustrated by the high quality artwork which I scratched on blank pages. Suitable for framing. [Read more....]

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