Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This Spot Is Always Cluttered



The feng shui of our house has it that the spot at the bottom of the stair attracts clutter. I call this spot the PMA, or permanent mess area.

As a family we share responsibility for leaving items here.


Monday, March 18, 2019

Kid Brings "Great Emu War" To My Attention

A man helping an Australian secret agent infiltrate the Emu camp.

According to Wikipedia:

The Emu War, also known as the Great Emu War, was a nuisance wildlife management military operation undertaken in Australia over the latter part of 1932 to address public concern over the number of emus said to be running amok in the Campion district of Western Australia. The unsuccessful attempts to curb the population of emus, a large flightless bird indigenous to Australia, employed soldiers armed with Lewis guns—leading the media to adopt the name "Emu War" when referring to the incident. While a number of the birds were killed, the emu population persisted and continued to cause crop destruction.

Australian Army 0, Emus 1



Sunday, March 17, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Random Photo Essay

Watching Michael Cohen testify in Congress was an education in...everything.


This is the kitchen's logistics center. The wooden square is to rest a phone. The item sticking out of it is a wooden tongs for handling toast. 


Everyone in Portland has a puffy jacket of some variety.



The kid is serious about the Slavic squat.




Thursday, February 28, 2019

I Am A Character -- No, Really




Every once in a while I'll do an internet search of my name, just to reassure myself that the first thing that comes up isn't the worst thing ever. This is how I found the Internet Movie Database listing of the Austrian film "Flammend."

The main character is Eric Flamm, played by man-with-no-photo Stefan Forester.

I'm not pleased my namesake is involved in a "crusade of hate," but I'm intrigued someone is writing fictional characters named Eric Flamm.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Why Do Rats Put Up With Humans?


I'm always pleased when we open the cage and let the rats roam free and they choose to interact with us. True, we do give them treats from time to time. In the above pictures no treats were used to induce Muktuk to climb onto my shoulder. I like to think the rats enjoy socializing with humans.