Tag Archives: feelings

Hand on the Tiller

The “Tar-Baby”, a fictional character in one of the Uncle Remus stories, is a doll made of tar and turpentine used to entrap Br’er Rabbit. The more that Br’er Rabbit physically fights the Tar-Baby, the more entangled he becomes.  In modern usage, “tar baby” refers to any … Continue reading

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Feelings

In the past it was believed that the Black Death was brought on by the conjunction of three planets which thereby created a noxious atmosphere, and this belief came to be called the “Miasma Theory”.  In medieval times it was … Continue reading

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Bamboo

I am impressed by the following quote of F. Scott Fitzgerald: “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.  One should, … Continue reading

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Can You Spare A Dime?

The following is a true story about someone that I know. He, being hungry for female relationship as well as feeling the urgency of sexual desire, strikes up several online relationships which quickly escalate to he and three women sending … Continue reading

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A Tail, A Leg

I was eating my oriental salad in the mall food court. At the next table sat a mother with her two little boys, one obviously a year or two older than the other. The older one grandly announced to the … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Looking Glass

I have been watching a series about life in prisons and in one episode a 3 year old boy is brought to visit his father.  Since physical contact between inmates and visitors is forbidden, visits occur in booths with the … Continue reading

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