Monday, July 2, 2012


…I learned some interesting (if not bizarre) things this week…
-There’s a man with a hundred pound scrotum (true story) who refused an offer of free surgery because he’s afraid he might die on the operating table.

...And this was in the news:
A Seattle man accused of trying to rob a woman at knifepoint from his wheelchair has been charged with attempted theft.
King County prosecutors contend Jerry Lemaster, a 54-year-old homeless man, attacked the woman just after 6 p.m. in the city’s Belltown neighborhood.
According to police statements, the woman and her boyfriend were waiting to cross at First Avenue and Bell Street on June 11 when the woman fled a tug on her purse and something sharp jab her backside.
The woman shouted in shock as she and her boyfriend turned to see Lemaster sitting behind them in a wheelchair. According to charging documents, Lemaster held the woman’s purse strap in his left hand and a knife in his right.

...The cost for a cup of coffee is $8.29 in Tokyo, Japan.  A movie ticket is $26
In Moscow, Russia that same cup of joe costs $8.37 while a liter of whole milk is $8.89
A fast food hamburger is $14 dollars in Zurich

...Despite an ailing economy, the number of Americans taking cruises has doubled in the last decade.

...The most common ways PC viruses are sent:
40% --Searches
12% --Emailing
7% --Social networking
5% --Accessing porn

…Regarding sex, and women’s views on the popular activity:
-68% would pass on sex for a month in exchange for the perfect bikini body
-15% would rather give it up than spend a weekend without their phone
-12% would give it up anytime for better sleep
-20% would go without sex rather than give up looking at their friends recently posted pics
-21% would go without sex for a year rather than lose internet access
-75% would pass on sex for as long as they were able to eat their favorite food

…I like these things to start the week:

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers...”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

"I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives." Tracy Chapman

“The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world.  And he must hold onto this illusion even though he knows it is not the true.” John Steinbeck


  1. Len, your blog is at the top of the list of those I follow. Every few days I drop by to enjoy your posts. They always buck me up. Since I don't see any comments on the last several, I just wanted to let you know you are not whispering down a well here.You have fans, probably more than you realize...

    Much thanks and luck.


  2. barry,
    you are a good man. thank you so much for your kind comments and for reading and following and for all you do. getting in CPR was a real highlight for me.
    wishing you all the best.