It has probably been a long time since you’ve visited the Idle Thoughts website so you might notice some changes. A whole new clean, less cluttered look. However, the content hasn’t changed and reason-for-being is the same.Continue reading “Cleaning Up The Clutter”
For years I’ve been warning you about the dangers and futility of social media. I have t-shirts in my shop, some of them the very first designs, that talk about what is really the product in the Facebook world. Finally the truth has come out – read about it in mainstream media – and for some reason you are all surprised that you and all the personal information that you posted have been used as the product.Continue reading “Will You Be Assimilated?”
Its not my fault. I was scared. The noise coming from the thing that the ape was using was so loud the neighbors were coming over to find out what is was. And now I’ve been imprisoned in the house for over two weeks. Continue reading “Grime and Punishment”
I’ve seen a lot of changes of the Christmas holiday through the years and some things that never change. Every year people still complain about the lack of religion in the holiday but this is the first year I’ve heard of a mall offering “Selfies with Santa”.
Santa has never thought me a good enough boy to get everything I wanted even though I’ve been using the same Christmas list for over a half century. Granted the meanings of the items have changed over the years but I think its still the same basic list. I’ll let you decide. Old pictures are on the left, updated list items on the right. Continue reading “My Reusable Christmas List”
This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This happened on a quiet Sunday morning taking the Naval installation totally unaware. But in reality there were many early signs of the sneak attack. Continue reading “Yes, Worry About It”
It’s late fall and the early morning grass is covered in frost. The sun stays low in the sky even at noon and it never really warms us.
Coats and sweaters hide (somewhat) the fact that we never worked on our summer tan or lost those extra pounds trying to look good in a swim suit. The gnats, flys, spiders and mosquitoes have all either gone to hibernate or fly around that great, muddy water puddle in the sky. Continue reading “Loving This Time of Year”
As I was raking leaves yesterday my mind started to wander trying to figure out how the people of the U.S. had elected someone like Donald Trump for president. I suddenly realized they have mistaken him for a super hero. Continue reading “Donald Trump as a Super Hero”
I think I may have mentioned before that I am not a morning person. As you can see on my t-shirt design pictured below, my daily prescription is coffee in the morning to get started and bourbon in the evening to relax. As a result I have no problem-solving skills until around 10:30 AM. So when I was faced first thing in the morning with a clogged needle on my indispensable coffee dispenser, I was devastated. Continue reading “An Almost Unfilled Prescription”
When I was a very young boy one of my mentors asked me, “Which is heavier, a pound of lead or a pound of feathers?”
I was about eight years old and that question required a little bit of thought. I knew from watching Road Runner cartoons that whenever the coyote is carrying a case of Acme lead off of a cliff he falls faster than the lead so that it lands on top of him after he hits the ground. This made me think that lead must be lighter than a coyote. Continue reading “Which is Heavier?”