My Blogging Brother Steve Cotton has ripped out this disclaimer more than once: “This is what happens when I write without a research assistant. And an editor.”
“Well I messed up.” He said removing foot from mouth.
Shortly after posting my profound end-of-the-year quote from George Carlin, my amigo John (of John and Jane fame) sent me Internet-proofing-information dispelling any notion that the quote was penned by George Carlin. In fact quite the contrary as Carlin in his infamous fashion denounced the piece in no uncertain terms.
I wrote right back to John qualifying my error with, “I suspicioned the work was not Carlin’s in that there were no dirty words included.” Come on – add a few hackneyed foul words and the piece has Carlin written all over it – no?
In any case there you have my public apology and for more information and a few links to clarify the issue still further – refer to yesterday’s entry comments.
It is a new year. I do not do review years because that is all here for the reading – why review anything more than yesterday – the last day of 2013:
The Last Day of the year from our balcony
Dateline: New Years Eve Day. The weather was perfect – as is pretty much every day of the six-plus months we spend in Puerto Escondido. It is like San Diego without all the traffic and bill boards. And as I always say, “Every day is Saturday in our life right now.”
The sun, one of the true pleasures about being alive, was in full bloom albeit seasonally adjusted-low on the horizon so Anita setup the sun oven. If you have been reading along you know we are GREEN PEOPLE I need not belabor that any further than to suggest FREE POWER from Father Sun on Mother Earth is a Good Thing.
Anita had been promising banana bread. I cannot tell you what a temptress this woman is and continues to be even after these twenty-five plus years. And to add temptation on top of temptation there she was within photographic range working over a hot solar oven – here is proof:
Looking down on our barbecue deck (note Solar Oven)
Note: Fetching Wife Approaches said Solar Oven with DARK glasses
We think we have had this solar machine for 17 years or so
Folks life just does not get any better than this! If you do not think the sun was inviting on the last day of the year – take a tip from one of our resident iguanas -
she was out sunning on the barbecue with no threat of cooking in the barbecue we are after all very civilized vegetarians.
This gnarly gal hangs with the calypsos daily. Proof positive we must be sun gods to her.
The last day was as good as the first he wrote as he began yet another new year. At nine AM January the first in Puerto Escondido the sea and the sky are one and even the earth becomes confused with the immensity of sunlight that envelops everything. There are no chinks. No breaks. No breaches. A blazing sun is the best representation of the infinitude of the universe. It makes us believe that nothing has a beginning and nothing has an end. Especially if (as is the case today) there is the sun and everything else pales in comparison.
Happy New Year to you all! May many days to follow in 2014 be cast with sun!