Posted in Humor

I Can’t

Kiwi: “I’m sorry, but I can’t elope with you.”

Cantaloupe: “I just don’t understand. I keep peppering you with my affection.” 


Does your breakfast talk like this when you are trying to start your day?!

It gets on my last nerve.

(FYI: I put freshly ground black pepper on everything.)

(FYI 2: Robert thinks it’s a little weird too.)

Posted in Throwback Thursday, Neal’s Post from the Past

Neal’s Post from the Past: “The Smile — and Happiness Shared”

Here’s a post from back in 2014 about the power of a simple smile.



The students in my English 123 (Freshman Composition) classes at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) are doing what I call Visual Essays in this, their next-to-the-last week of Fall Quarter 2014. We read two books this term, Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist and Tal Ben-Shahar’s Happier, both relating to our course theme of “Happiness and the Exploration of Joy.” The Visual Essay project invites the students to MAKE, rather than write, their papers. Traditional essay requirements are still required: a focus and thesis, structure, detail and support, etc. But this essay morphs into a drawing or painting, a sculpture, a collage, a video, a food, etc. Basically this project is a visual representation of one topic narrowed into a clear thesis/perspective/idea. The challenge: how to “show” their thesis.

Debora Jacob (from Brazil) went to Forsyth Park here in Savannah last Saturday.  Here’s her Visual Essay titled “Happiness Shared” on the topic of the smile and its significance.

Thanks for the encouragement, Debora.

Let’s all SMILE more often.

Posted in Robert and …

“Robert and …” #6

A blog category of pics I’ve taken of Hubby Robert and … well, just about anything.

Robert and a Bunch of Stuff

Robert and a big bowl of nuts, as Benny and Boopers vie for prime real estate on his Santa pants lap and edge toward his gay vodka t-shirt, as he balances his iPad in his right hand and shows off his wedding ring on his left, while leaning away from his mounted guitar. (Whew)

Posted in Humor

I Wanna Hyber from Cyber!

I’m sure you have NO CLUE, but it’s CYBER MONDAY!

Here’s a quick look at some of my obviously urgent emails from this morning …

Seriously? They’re hawking Mushrooms and Walking Sticks at incredible Cyber Monday “savings” today?!

I don’t know about you, but I’m just about ready to do some hybernating from all this cybernating.