Born Again

(A Reverse Safari?) “I told my Mama on the day that I was born, ‘Don’t you cry when you see that I’m gone!” I laughed. That line inspired me, not only because it evoked typical emotions of the times.  It metaphorically stoked my imagination.  Sung by Barry McGuire of the New […]

Will You Dance?

I’m a terrible dancer! In college, the school that I attended figured dancing constituted a sin.  Or, almost.  By moving your body around in ways that looked like Elvis Presley on steroids, you would tend to stimulate gender-specific hormones.  Allowing such hormones to work would certainly lead to mortal sin.  So, […]

Update 20190210

Almost two months of silence has likely erased anyone’s memory of the last “Crazy Idea” update titled, Dreaming Big, Starting Small.  Christmas and New Year family celebrations have certainly participated in the muffling of my periodic sound-off.  Preoccupation with both business, and interpersonal communications with Tanzanian friends and associates have also […]


Dream Big! (Start Small) What’s in a dream? Lollipops and roses.  Big things and grand!  Peace on earth and good will toward men! Hope springs eternal, it seems.  Absurd?  Do dreams really come true? Sometimes . . . . Maybe . . . . If we wish upon a star?  Or, […]

Warm Coke and Runny Eggs

Warm Coke and Runny Eggs “What’s the Difference?” He had a choice! He could have pulled a cold one from the office refrigerator!  He just chose the warm 12-ounce beverage from the 12-pack stacked on the floor. OK, so we’re different.  Lota likes his Coke (or in this case, ice tea) […]

A Bear Attack!

A Bear Attack (The Night that I Almost Got Mauled to Death!) I heard the bear, just outside our pop-up camper.  Parked in Bridger-Teton National Forest.  It must have smelled the remaining cookies sitting beside my bed.  Vanilla.  Cream filled.  Just a few. * * * * * I just read […]