We had a "rogue" bear in our neighborhood a few weeks back. What's a "rogue" bear ? A bear that has deviated from the usual omnivorous diet of nuts, berries and trash. This bear, estimated to be a 500 lb male killed a neighbors two goats and didn’t move on, in fact he was hardly distracted, as my neighbors raised a racket in an effort to scare him off. It is extremely unusual for a black bear to brazenly kill livestock, especially in close quarters to a residence. The spot where the massacre (as my neighbor describes it) occured is about a half mile as the crow flies from my house, which abuts a deep thicket of woods. Peering into the forest at night I cant help but wonder whether Mr Bear is in there. I just make noise and hope for the best, similar if the truth be told to a sustaining philosophy in life
Remember Burgermeister Meisterburger ? What a freakin' sourpuss. You ever run into numbskulls like this who get their socks in a bunch basically because someone else has something they don’t ? Sometimes theyre just afraid someone is going to get something they don’t have themselves. It’s a kind of pre emptive narcisso - phobia. Its "the bah humbug school of design" Burgermeister Meisterburgers beer stein is decidedly half empty. Try to limit your exposure to such individuals, aint no reason you should have to step in their shaving cream. Carry onward and upward….
It’s the 2nd of December. Children have opened day 2 on their advent calendar as Christmas comes into view, The Turnpike is likely covered with snow from Stockbridge to Boston, and my good friend John Roten celebrates a birthday. Considering he is often called "Cowboy" this one is for John, Happy Birthday:
What Thanksgiving would be complete without an airing of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" ? You mean to tell me you've never heard the tale told ? Growing up in Massachusetts it was tradition for radio stations to air Alice's Restaurant every Thanksgiving morn. A tradition right up there with the Macy's parade. Odd Yankee humor. Is there another kind ? Enjoy, and a sincere Happy Thanksgiving !
T Minus 2 days to Turkey. What the hell is Grandma doing living out in the woods anyhow ? What if for example she runs out of her meds ? Or freezes solid unbeknownst to nary a soul ? Seems she'd be safer within city limits. Personally Im not up for a sleigh ride in this weather. If Grandma wants to celebrate in The Virgin Islands tell her Im all over it.