Archive for April, 2003

Love Thy Neighbour, Just Don’t Love Thy Neighbour

Health is the vital principle of bliss, And exercise, of health. James Thomson (1834 – 1882), The Castle of Indolence. April 18. Good Friday. For once it is the recommendation that we think twice about going to Church. It is like some six year old’s dream has finally come through and in some Twilight Zone […]

Opinion Resurrection

Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’ Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back April 17. Thursday. I am at the point now of being concerned about repetition, although I don’t suppose it matters since the likelihood of anyone reading more than a handful of pages at a time is remote at best. Since the lay […]

Beautiful Simplicity

Health is the vital principle of bliss, And exercise, of health. James Thomson (1834 – 1882), The Castle of Indolence. April 16. Wednesday. I am not talking about the writing this time, but rather the other subject upon which I have seemingly unending opinions, my weight. I am beginning to see the paradox of age […]

I Used To Be Funnier

Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed. Blaise Pascal, QuoteDB.com April 15. Tuesday. At least, when I look back at some of the writing that I have done over the past 5 years, much of it seems somehow deeper, more meaningful and […]

Stupid Mask Tricks

Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is. Norman Cousins, Ultimate Success Quotations Library April 14. Monday. Today is a milestone. I am returning to the physio after a month of being left to my own devices and I have a feeling that I am going to be an astonishing surprise. Last […]

Surprise! A Surprise!

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Unknown Context Theodor Seuss Geisel April 6. Sunday. I have to admit that over the past couple of years my ability to surprise and rise to occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries has not been stellar. It is not nonexistent, of course, that would be a […]

Hoppy Birthday

I enjoyed my trip in Asia. John Baird, Energy Minister, Toronto news Conference (He had started coughing as he approached reporters, cracking this gem with a smile on his face. “Is that funny?” asked a reporter, quite rightly putting this insensitive little shit in his place.) April 3. Thursday. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) latest […]