Thursday, July 13, 2017

Diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit diddit didda

If you search on this post title you’ll end up finding the lyrics to the Yes song “I’ve Seen All Good People.” Like many songs (classic rock seems to be more like this than the songs today) the lyrics provide some advice. Such as:

Take a straight and stronger course to the corner of your life

Hmm, the corner of your life, that doesn’t sound like a great place to be. Seems a corner would restrict your next move. You would face the edge in two directions. Probably would make you edgy. However, haven’t you felt cornered many times in life?



under a big foot

Listening to a few covers of this song and reading about its background lead me to discover a tribute to John Lennon’s “Give Peace A Chance” included in the song. The background (mostly on the left channel of a stereo recording of it) has the chorus of John Lennon’s song. (you need to listen very carefully for it - could be a good hearing test)


Diddit diddit ... didda (All we are saying)
Diddit diddit ... didda (Is give peace a chance)
Diddit diddit ... didda (All we are saying)
Diddit diddit ... didda (Is give peace a chance)





This game of life is one you only get to play once. Since you play it for your whole lifetime, the play is not always engaging and you can often get very bored playing. Other times figuring out how to advance out of the corner you find yourself can be frustrating. My game has been very exciting and enjoying many times. Other times frustrating.

Society and various groups provide general rules. Most of the rules benefit the players.

Of course, life is not a 2 dimensional space. It’s at least 4 dimensional and possibly more if you count dreaming, spiritual thoughts etc.

The sky's the limit. The sky starts at the ground and ends when you run out of air to breathe. Doesn't sound very inspiring to me.

Friday, July 07, 2017

whiskey n wimmen

"Whiskey n wimmen just about wrecked my life..."

Not really. For me it was more craft beer n roasted peanuts. Oh and then there was that lay-off at work years ago.

No matter, it is still a good song.





Oh, if you were expecting a long post check out this one from yesterday.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

class insecta

It started last summer, I had never noticed it before then. Now again this summer.



smart butterfly works crosswords

I have a new friend. We are not in the same class. Actually after I looked it up, I found that I'm in a different phylum. My summer friend is of the arthropod phylum. A very unlikely friend. Also, it's been a long long time since I was in biology class.




butterfly earrings



He's a Red Admiral. I was in US Air Force but I know an admiral is equivalent to a general. I've been looking up Red Admiral traits on the internet.

Here's a few of his traits:

  • The males are territorial and many times can be found in the same location day to day. This why I believe the gender is male. (of course who knows what he identifies as)
  • migrating range from Canada to Mexico (well traveled)
  • considered to be people-friendly butterflies that will approach and perch on human beings.




I'm a butterfly perch


Last summer we noticed this butterfly visiting our deck on multiple days. One day it landed on my shoulder and our daughter snapped a picture. It has returned again this summer. Of course knowing that butterfly's lives are measured in weeks not years, this must be a descendant.

This summer one of his visits happened while the grandkids were here. They had fun with him. He landed on two of them. He's a good entertainer.


his relative from last year

Interactions like this start me wondering about the animal, asking myself, what's it thinking, does it even think. What would be like to be one?

Adolescence and getting through puberty is a difficult emotional time. But imagine the trauma of metamorphosis? You're an overeating vegetarian caterpillar, then enclosed in this shell like thing and then come out with fancy wings. That's a lot of change to handle.

Butterfly - buttercup - close enough - here's a song from a favorite movie, "There's Something About Mary".




How are your insect relationships going? Please comment below.

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