The Treasure Chest – Methusela’s Musings

Here we are again, sitting around Gramp’s rocking chair waiting for story time. As always, the  fire is burning and crackling cheerfully, warming the home hearth of the humble little cabin by the lake. Gramp’s nightly ritual  is  soothing and  comforting in its familiarity. We know it  off by heart yet it never fails to … More The Treasure Chest – Methusela’s Musings

Mangled English

I wonder if George Orwell knew what he was unleashing on the world with the publication of his dystopean novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four? The English language has been forever changed because of it. Big Brother, Room 101, the Thought Police, thoughtcrime, unperson, memory hole (oblivion), doublethink (simultaneously holding and believing contradictory beliefs) and Newspeak (ideological language) have become common phrases. Doublethink has birthed twins – Doublespeak  and Groupthink. Language … More Mangled English

Incognito

Incognito was perched at the very top. It was a beautiful summer’s day. The leaves in the tree rustled as the soft, gentle breeze caressed its branches. From this vantage point, he had an excellent 360 degree view of his surroundings. Breathing softly, he carefully and ever so slowly moved his head, scanning with eagle … More Incognito

Why I Do NOT Sail

Yesterday I told you how our boat was built. Today, I follow up with a story about why I love her from afar. It is well known in my family that a sailor I am not. However, I have braved the waters on several occasions. One such time was not long after our yacht, Finnally, … More Why I Do NOT Sail