Sunday, April 19, 2020

Social Distancing, With a Friend if Possible

Now that everyone is inside learning to make sourdough bread, and eating it, it can be easy to get some uninterrupted exercise. Include a friend if you can.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Trying to Stay Cheerful in a Crazy Spring

Maybe these birds can bring a smile.

Bluebird of happiness

Yellow bird feeding

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Work Uniforms: Once Upon a Time

Man with a hat and tie
Growing up in the '60s and '70s, I remember that men wore hats and ties, daily if they worked in an office, or in sales, and of course to church on Sundays. I can still see the cloak room in the back of our church, with overcoats on hangers, and hats stacked on the shelf over the coats.

I wonder now about those hats. What kind of bird provided the feather? How did people keep them clean? And with all the men using Brylcreem (A Little Dab'll Do Ya!) how did the hats not end up slimy?

Where did they all go?

Monday, April 13, 2020

Research in Noise-Making

A drawing of a guitar player
There are so many ways to make a ruckus all by ourselves. Writing, singing, drawing pictures, playing loud music, and so much more. And now we can impress (annoy) people all over the world with our output!

I hope you all take some time to be creative. (It doesn't have to be great, to be fun.)

Monday, April 06, 2020

Essentials of Towing

A red car being hauled by a tow truck

I don't know a thing about towing cars. But I have had a car or two towed before. Long ago, when I was in high school, tow trucks looked a lot like this one. The truck would lift the front of the car and pull it to where it needed to go. Now most of the tow trucks seem to be flatbed trucks, and the car that needs to be moved rides on top.

But I like the way this looks...