We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
To my taste, a juicy Ribeye on the stovetop on cast iron, or a New York Strip on the grill with a high-blazing wood fire (no charcoal or gas, please) burnt to a crunchy crisp on the outside and raw on the inside.
Since Sicily, we have eschewed steak sauces for Pistachio Sauce (Pistachio Pesto) - not that a really good Costco steak needs any sauce but it makes it more fun.
It's a shame that I can't find those baby pig slices to grill here in the US, miele juvenal. Damn tasty and juicy. Can't buy piglets at Costco.
I discovered Pogo in 1972 when the house we rented for senior year had a copy of "Ten Ever-loving Blued Eyed Years of Pogo," and have been hooked ever since.
They've recently started putting out really nice hard bound editions of the strips. My daughter has been buying them for me for Christmas. Though I have to admit, TEBEYP started with earlier strips, when Pogo didn't even look like Pogo.
Have many original Pogo books, including one autographed by Walt Kelly. He was pure genius in the Fifties and Sixties.
Coined many a phrase, such as "We have met the enemy and he is us!" (uttered by Porky the Porcupine, not Pogo, as many have erroneously reported.) and "Vote early, often and louder'n anybody!"...... "All I know is nuclear physics ain't so new an' it ain't so clear."...
And who could forget Xmas carol lyrics such as: ."Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
Walla Walla Wash and Kalamazoo"....or "Good King Sauerkraut, Look out, on your feets uneven..."
Allow me to quote from "The Vision of Sir Launfal," by James Russell Lowell, which I like infinitely better!
And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days;
Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays;
Whether we look or whether we listen,
We hear life murmur or see it glisten;
(My mother, born 1912, quoted this and many other lines of poetry as I was growing up.)
Tom,Greetings! I hope that all is well with you. Since you attended the crfneoence, what was Momma Maggie's basis for the process that she shared? Is it rooted in Scripture? Is there a Biblical basis? I can't think of a Biblical connection or an admonition to follow a pattern like this. It feels more Eastern than Christian in its approach.Just something that you may want to consider.James
Walt Kelly looked at politics as a more benign swamp, back then...It has gotten even swampier, with many invasive species. What would Walt have Pogo say about MS13 or the Awan control of classified congressional democrats" files? The swamp was a better place then.