There is no update on Noteflix’s production of “Troubles in the Garden”, due to our sympathy with the writers strike.  We show you this picture to remind you that life can still be pretty good, even without a movie or a TV Series to watch. But you have to know where to go and how to find what you want – once you are there. Come back next week; maybe, by then we will know the secret to all this… and if we do – we’ll share it with you .


(This posting is a three minute read – and was neither written, nor edited, by a Robot – which could read it in a millisecond)


  • The music they play when they put you on ‘Hold’ is worse than elevator music ever was. How is that possible? But it is. I think it is deliberate…here is my thought: You get so tired of it, or agitated even – that you are thrilled when an actual voice comes on…and you do not care if the person behind that voice does not speak any language with which you are familiar. Also, I have been taking a morning coffee at a local Starbucks lately and I find the music they play for the outside imbibers closely rivals the “Hold’ music on the phone; but I cannot come up with a reason as to why Starbucks does this, except maybe it is to encourage us to move on to another place now that we’ve finished paying. That has to be it.
  • I have read much about the fear of AI and its taking over of everything – and I have been able to cope with that. AI writing term papers, movie scripts, legislation, etc., etc. AI eliminating all kinds of jobs, forever. AI coupling with robotics and doing everything we can do: Walking the dog, cleaning the house, moving stuff out of the Amazon warehouse, etc., etc.  I can live with all that, too. But, other day I saw a demonstration of a sleek, athletic looking Robot playing Pickle Ball in a doubles match. It (He?) was partnered with an athletic looking human against two other flesh & blood types. The Robot was crazy good. Better and quicker than anybody ever could be. He hogged all the shots from his side. All put-aways. You had to see it to believe. Now I get it and I am scared -and I don’t know why. I don’t even play Pickle Ball.
  • I read there is a growing number of people – mostly men – who believe the construction of Roundabouts in our road-systems is responsible for the new, hefty Tornado activity throughout our country.  My temptation is to relegate these idiots to membership of the Far-Right; but I have not found any studies to back up my hunch.
  • There are Falsifiers and there are Deniers and the twain have met and are starting their own country in a land where there are already people…sort of like what happened to the people who were here before the Puritans – a couple of hundred years ago.

MATHUZALA our Resident Rodent Guest Columnist continues to not to SPEAK to us – as he is missing in action. We have not seen him picketing with the Hollywood writers, nor with the Auto Workers…so, we know where he is not. Rumors abound. One of them has it MATHUZALA  and his crew have gone down to Florida where there might be easy pickings regarding causing dissension among the people who are not woke.

Were you to want to understand why MATHUZALA  and his crew want to cause dissension among an otherwise peaceful folk – you might want to buy a copy of “THE RAT PAPERS” from an on-line bookstore near you.



  • “That the better self shall prevail and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life’ -Hawken School motto….Good motto; but is it up there with the good intentions of “Prayers & Thoughts
  • “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.” -Spoken by a dying robot in “Blade Runner”

    That’s all there is for this week…and a fond “Hello” ..and “Thanks for reading” to Alice K ….Wherever you are

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