woman on grass"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."

- John Lubbock

office womanI went to my bank to refinance a loan on my yacht.

Making small talk with Susan, the loan officer, I told her that she was the main reason I came to that branch.

Not even looking up from her paperwork, Susan responded, "You don't fool me, sailor. I'll bet you have a woman in every bank."

frying pan cast ironI've learned to seek a message in some simple, homey ways,
And I've found many lessons in the dreariest of days.
So one day in my kitchen, I began to sing a song
About the iron skillet that I've cooked with for so long.

Oh, I've had other vessels of different shapes and brands...
Bowls with copper bottoms, and shiny pots and pans,
But when I need a frying pan, each time I seem to choose
The black cast iron skillet...the one I always use.

fluteGerman police caught a man playing the flute with both hands as he sped through traffic at 80 miles per hour on a busy highway, Wednesday.

William Wordsworth"Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds.

You can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds."

William Wordsworth


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