Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Be sure and check out tomorrows blob!!!!!!!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Contrast is a key element in so many things. Art, music and life in general. The beauty of the sun just about to make it's final appearance of the day underneath a cloudy and forbidding sky. The silhouette of dying trees in the foreground. And lines of communication crossing through and screwing up the whole photo.
Kind of looks like life, doesn't it?
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I really don't have much to say
It's just a laid back, lazy Sunday.
Tomorrow, for most, it's their Monday.
But, as for me.....it's my Friday.
Under the covers where I sometimes sleep.
I can lift my head and take a peek
To see if the mountain has reached it's peak.
Then back to my bed I'll soon retreat.
And I'll talk to you all sometime next week.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
No one's bakin' pie,
No one's lookin' up to see,
A new star in the sky.
No one's talkin' brotherhood,
No one's givin' gifts,
And no one loves a Christmas tree
On March the twenty-fifth.
This is from Shel Silverstein's "Where the Sidewalk Ends", a book of poems and drawings. He has always been a favorite of mine and, as most of you know, I have played his "Unicorn Song" and "The Three Legged Man" songs for many years. My good friend, Scott Munn quoted this poem the other night when he was in the Lariat to jam on his congas and visit on the breaks.
Since today is March the 25th, I thought it would be appropriate to put this poem on the blob to remind people of the great works of Shel Silverstein and to buy or check out one of his books at your local library. And by the way, if your Christmas tree is still up or out in the yard somewhere, it might be time discard the tree but please always keep the spirit of Christmas in your hearts. Even if it is March the twenty-first!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I also remember a story that Louie Heckert told me of a guy in a small plane who was having engine problems and spotted this nice open meadow where he could land his plane. After he landed, he soon discovered that the meadow was in actuality, Grand Lake and the plane began to sink in the snow and that layer of slush above the ice. Luckily for him the ice underneath was still thick enough to keep the plane from being a submarine and all ended well.
I, myself, have fallen through the ice down by the East Inlet while ice fishing. I managed to save the six pack of beer I was carrying and myself but it quickly ended my day of fishing!
I guess the moral to all of this is......check to see how thick the ice is or you might end up swimming!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
One year the lake began to freeze over in December. The nights were bitterly cold, and soon the ice was thick enough to hold up many buffalo. Snow fell and covered the ice, but one little patch in the center of the lake remained open. In the snow the Indians could see many tracks of many buffalo. The tracks of one seemingly enormous one seemed to come from the open patch of water and return to there. From this came the Indian's belief that some supernatural buffalo must live in this lake, and from this superstition came the name Spirit Lake.
This story is from Mary Lyons Cairns' book, "Grand Lake In The Olden Days". I know this is true because Dal Lord and I were there! And after much reflection(and a couple of 'adult beverages') we've decided to change the name of Grand Lake to batan-naache. Please write your local congressman and ask them to officially change the name. It will be good for the economy by putting cartographers to work.
By the way, the white buffalo pictured is by one of my favorite artists....Bill Rabbit
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Today I did the usual routine and Leeper mentioned the Bat Phone and we started talking about the old TV series and some of the HOT women that were on the show. My favorite was Cat woman and Leeper's was Batgirl but we couldn't remember the actresses' names. Thanks to the Internet, I found them. Cat woman was played by Julie Newmar and Bat girl was played by Yvonne Craig. Of course Lyndsey Wagner and Linda Carter came up in the conversation also. Simple times for simple minds....