George Moore says:


” We have passed
from the regions
of dreams
and of vision
And the flesh
is the flesh
and the rose
is the rose;
And we see
but the absolute joy
of the present
In the sunlight
of beauty. ”



Love’s First Sight

“When I saw you
I fell in love,
and you smiled
because you knew.”

I wonder…..

Is ‘ Love At
First Sight ‘
a real possibility?

Or is it just
the stuff of
soulful songs,
and soapy

That whole
just one look

It does seem
that just about
everybody has
weighed in on
the subject at one
time or another …….

A recent survey
found that 2 out
of 3 Americans
believed it was
possible –

and 1 out of 3
claims to have
actually experienced

The Old Test talks of
Isaac’s first loving
glimpse of Rebekah —

And of course,
there’s Jacob
and Rachel….

The ancient Greeks
called their perspective
on it “theia mania” –
– a form of love
madness that was
sent by the gods.

Classic literature
just abounds
with references
to it —

— that’s even how
Narcissus fell in love
with himself.

And Plato, in
his Symposium,
while explaining
Aristophanes ideas,
wrote that it
happened almost
spontaneously when,
after a complicated
cosmic process of
separating all humans
into individual males
and females, the two
halves somehow found
each other again.

That’s taking the
idea of soul mates
to a whole
new level,
right ?

It was a favorite theme
for the early medieval
love poetry of the
Troubadours, especially
the concept of the
‘Love Dart’ that emanated
from a special lady’s

This affection for the
idea carried right along
through the eras of
Dante, Shakespeare,
and Victor Hugo –

— up into our current
time, where there’s been
so many books written
on the subject it’d be
impossible to list them

Music ?

Oh man,
don’t get
me started.

“Magic Flute”,

The Beatles’
“With A Little
Help From My
Friends ” ,

“Some Enchanted
from “South Pacific “,

” Maria
“West Side Story” ,

And that list would
go on and on,
and on…..

Talk about a current
reference …..

Did you know Homer
and Marge fell in love
at first sight , too ?


Some writers suggest
that there are physical
signs to warn you when
it’s happening to you —

Those include :

widening of the eyes,
sweating of the scalp,
palpitating of the pulse,
butterflies in the tummy,
and a dreamy quality in
your interaction.

But, that all happens
to me when I order
Buffalo chicken wings —

So, my advice would be
to use your own

If you have any left,
after her love darts
have their way with

Good luck
with that.

!!! HOY !!!





Rumblings In The Office

Fur is flying around
at work again…..

Several friends of mine are
embroiled in drama and static from upper management.

All due to
Office Romances ?

Ooooo weee…simple

does that ever
ring of trouble.

I have never
been romantically involved
with anybody at the office –

– a little mutual flirtation is
as far as I’ve ever been
willing to go-

(dangerous enough!)

— because man,
it really is a bad idea.

Now that I’m middle aged
(ahem) it’s not really as
difficult a thing to avoid,job
because there’s so many
other things that end up
preoccupying me when I’m
there, and as crazy as it
may sound, (even to me)
sex ain’t one of

(I’ve got plenty of time for
THAT preoccupation the
other 16 hours of the day)

Not even Sherry thumbing
each candy in my jelly bean
jar while leaning provocatively
over my desk doesn’t give
me the distractions anymore.

The sound of her sucking on
one just reminds me of my
productive time being sucked
out into the great beyond.

Oh sure, when
I was younger, it
was harder to ignore a
pretty face at work,
a cute swing of the hips,
a wink, a nod, a touch,
a quiet comment,
and that special smile that
you could feel all the way
down to your toes.

In the end, it meant the
same kinda potential
trouble it would mean
today —every

but when you’re a
young man, you feel
a bit more immune to
consequences as it were.

Or maybe the hormones
are jamming the frequency
of the natural, inherent
Danger, Will Robinson
alarms —

I’ve said it before,
and I’ll say it again…

We men are just
fools for their stockings.

But at work, there’s a
special set of reasons
for staying well away from
the water cooler clinch —

(sure, we got
bottles of water,
now, but that’s
not the point)

– which include stupid stuff
like gossip and overzealous
company rules –

– and more life changing
stuff like the potentials
for litigation, alimony,
palimony, child support,
fines, ruined reputations,
and unemployment.

That’s trouble,
my friend –

and these days, there’s a
large group of people who
make a living by doing
nothing but taking other
people’s words out of
context or putting them
in compromising positions
simply for the cash.

Of course, I’m not just
talking about sex-

a joke, a word, a name,
a symbol, a favorite song –

– all kinds of things
can be used to
make you look the fool
and the other look like
a victim.

All I can tell you
is to keep your
head down
and keep your
own counsel.

Cause even that
story about your
dinner date last
night can end up
causing you endless
amounts of aggro.

what a world –
what a world.

Ah well,
just don’t forget –

we’re all in
this together, pal.


!!! HOY !!!