'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Wednesday, 16 July 2008


"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is."
- Kurt Vonnegut

PS.  Thank you for your friendship Ellyn.  


  1. An excellent thought. You know, I suppose we tend to take the good times for granted most of the time. Maybe the world would be a better and happier place if we all just followed the advice you posted.

  2. I would visit this blog for the name and the site description alone but the content is pretty good too. I'll be back

  3. Thank you, gentlemen.

  4. So did you talk to the black swan in the photo? If you see the swan again and it is a male please give it this message from my old friend
    Ogden Nash.

    "Scholars call the masculine swan a cob;
    I call him a narcissistic snob.
    He looks in the mirror over and over,
    And claims to have never heard of Pavlova.

  5. A lovely poem...I haven't encountered that one before.
    Actually It was Ellyn in the red kayak and me taking the pic. But neither of us could get close enough to him/her to exchange any words, rhyming or otherwise.

  6. Thank you. I like the view of the frog and the fragile little package...I hold my belly often thinking of the fragile little one inside.


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