Sunday, February 8, 2015

Moral Dilemma #5

Though your backyard is fenced in and/or you never let him/her out of your sight and/or off his/her leash, your dog has gone missing.  So you post flyers on telephone poles in your neighborhood and a variety of other places throughout the city with a photo of your dog, and a phone number to contact you in case anybody sees him/her.  Days go by, then weeks, then months - but nothing; till this very day, nothing.


Though you have countless pictures of your dog saved to your phone and, it goes without saying, photos of him/her in every room in the house, do you then retrace your steps throughout the city to count the number of remaining flyers, to see that pooch's priceless mug in a public context if only because each time you see it, you are reminded anew of the day you distributed his/her image, and how hopeful you were?


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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Moral Dilemma #4

Though you never let him/her out of your house because he/she is not that kind of a cat, nonetheless you have searched everywhere inside and he/she has gone missing.  So you post flyers on telephone poles in your neighborhood and a variety of other places throughout the city with a photo of your cat, and a phone number to contact you in case anybody sees him/her.  A few days later (and I'd prefer to skirt the specifics to be perfectly honest), you receive the unhappy information that your cat is no more.



Do you then retrace your steps throughout the city to remove all of the flyers you have frantically posted?


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Moral Dilemma #3

Though you never let him/her out of your house because he/she is not that kind of a cat, nonetheless you have searched everywhere inside and he/she has gone missing.  So you post flyers on telephone poles in your neighborhood and a variety of other places throughout the city with a photo of your cat, and a phone number to contact you in case anybody sees him/her.  Happily, there is a phone call just the next  morning - your cat is safe and sound after illicitly entering through a pet door and spending the night in someone's laundry room.  There is a joyful reunion a short time later, though to be honest it appears to be a one-sided affair in terms of emotional energy.



Do you then retrace your steps throughout the city to remove all of the flyers you have frantically posted?


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Moral Dilemma #2

Though your backyard is fenced in and/or you never let him/her out of your sight and/or off his/her leash, your dog has gone missing.  So you post flyers on telephone poles in your neighborhood and a variety of other places throughout the city with a photo of your dog, and a phone number to contact you in case anybody sees him/her.  Happily, there is a phone call just the next  morning - your dog is safe and sound after spending the night on someone's lanai.  There is a reunion a short time later - see him/her racing across the lawn to greet you and then sloppily licking your face with joy as you throw your arms around him/her?



Do you then retrace your steps throughout the city to remove all of the flyers you have frantically posted?


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Moral Dilemma #1

Cats and dogs, living together.


What to do?


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Monday, January 19, 2015

"A Murder of One"


















An original photo by Peeber taken in Lafayette, CA on Sunday, January 18th, 2015.  He kindly allowed that it could grace the pages of IBL for its world premiere.  Though he may have, you know, texted it here and there a time or two.  I wouldn't care to comment on that.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

"Tenaciency" - Noun

The tendency to be tenacious.


(I overheard someone mis-speak and create this word; I supplied the definition.)


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