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Showing posts from April, 2017

Seize the Moment

Friends, Life is a succession of fleeting moments. Between these moments is change. Sometimes, this change is imperceptible, giving us the illusion of permanence. Mountains seem immutable despite being exposed to the competing forces of tectonic shift and erosion. Sequoias, yews and bristlecone pines can live thousands of years, so we presume they will always be there. Sometimes, change is quick. Blink and you missed it. Yesterday whilst running on the lake Michigan shore, I noticed a rainbow forming. I took my camera out and snapped a panoramic photo. Before I could snap a second, it was gone. Had I not looked up at that precise moment I would have missed it. The moral of the story is to enjoy this moment, you never know what might change. The corollary is that if you see a donut you like, take it before someone else does. I’m mixing it up this morning with some Dunkin’ (keeping with the running theme, I suppose J ) Happy Friday!

Of Expiration Dates, Drugs and Donuts

Friends, Expiration dates have always been somewhat ominous. Once something expires, suddenly, it’s dangerous. Expired canned food can give you botulism. Expired chicken can give you salmonella. That’s why it feels somewhat ironic that the state of Arkansas is trying to go on an execution extravaganza on account of a nearing expiration date for one of its lethal injection drugs. Drugs are already dangerous -we’ve been warned against them all our lives. Won’t letting them expire make them even more dangerous? Speaking of drugs, if yesterday was unofficial marihuana day, then today must be unofficial munchies day. Fortuitously, it’s also Friday which means there’s a dozen donuts waiting here for you. What’s more, they’re fresh, so, regardless of what’s driving your appetite, come grab one (or two) -I can assure you they’re safe. Happy Friday!

Good Donuts for Good Friday

Friends, Why do humans have such a propensity for discontent? No matter the achievement, no matter the progress, soon enough, it’s not enough. Discontent amongst heads of state leads to war, famine, disease and untimely death. And it’s not limited to the elite. Closer to home fighting, burglary and murder seem so unnecessary and preventable. If we let it, this unfillable void could drive us all ragged. They say the average citizen in the developed world has a higher standard of living than medieval royalty, yet we demand ever bigger TVs, faster computers and more luxurious cars. This season of hope, I propose we pause and take stock of our blessings. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we should all become hippies and settle for mediocrity -just, maybe, envy a little less. Be grateful for life, health and, of course, Holy donuts. If we all did that a little more, I think the world would be a much better place. Happy Friday!

Attractive Donuts

Friends, What makes something or someone attractive? Symmetry, texture and contrast no doubt play a role. Social conventions, mores and tabu also factor in. Imagine. A bright sunset over the Rockies, casting long shadows and painting the clouds gold, fuchsia and orange. Beautiful. Over-the-knee boots, a short skirt and a turtleneck Casimir sweater. Hot! Me wearing them. Not so much. Whether your image of sexy is a long sleeve shirt loosely draped over a model's shoulders -with not much else on or a smooth sax solo on a Barry White ballad, I think we can all agree a fresh dozen donuts is a sight to behold. Sexy! So, to all you beauty lovers out there I say, behold the Holy Donuts -and grab one while you're at it. Happy Friday!