Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

“So, what are you going to do with the rest of your life?”

I’d never heard that question before, hovering close to cliché and thumping me with its gravity at the same time…

“What do you think of the moment before you sleep?”…

“Why don’t you tell me about a dream?”…

“The dream is asking you the same question as I am, because it’s the only question . . .”

~ A. K. Benjamin, from his new book titled Let Me Not Be Mad: My Story of Unraveling Mind (Dutton, June 11, 2019)


Photo: (via poppins-me)

Answer Pending

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Notes: John Baldessari 2013 Postcard via Visual Poetry. Balderssari bio on wiki.

This way. This way.

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I follow the sound
past a black window
where a bird sits
like a blacker question,
To where? To where? To where?

~ Li-Young Lee, from “Furious Versions,” in The City in Which I Love You


Credits: Poem Source: metaphorformetaphor. Image: Nini Poppins

So?

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Quote Source: namelessin314

Replace the tape with a new one

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Michael Brown prompted the wheels to turn last night.
And the wheels on the bus go round and round.

The thing is, I could choose to replace the tape with a new one.”

But what tape is playing?
And what tape will be playing?
The Good Enough tune?
The Patience beat?
The Acceptance rap?
The Gratitude melody?
Or does a sharp gust of wind blow it over.
And scramble it all up.


Y. That perfect letter. The wishbone, fork in the road, empty wineglass. The question we ask over and over.
— Marjorie Celona, Y


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Basic. Simple. Logic. And Wrong.

LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Baseball

Let’s fire up the brain neurons this morning.  Try the following simple puzzle:

  • A bat and ball cost $1.10.
  • The bat costs one dollar more than the ball.
  • How much does the ball cost?

More than 50% of Harvard, MIT and Princeton students gave the incorrect answers.  (Noted that Dad, Mom, Rachel were wrong.  Eric nailed it.  Mom blamed Dad for asking the question poorly which led to a argument.  Mom claiming this is additional evidence that Dad has a mumbling problem.  TMI.)

Go to Steve Layman’s Blog at Simple Questions. Wrong Answers. and he’ll point you to the answer.


Sources: Thank you Steve Layman for sharing puzzle. Thank you Mme Scherzo for sharing the image of three-year-old actor Christian Haupt throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ baseball game against the San Diego Padres, on September 4, 2012.

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