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A long-running personal blog shared by two authors with completely different approaches to life. And a lot of large, beautiful photographs of dogs and nature and places we've traveled to. Rich in commentary and irreverant in style. 


We started blogging a long time ago. Our work hours never aligned with recommended psychotherapists and we needed to get our thoughts out. We are great friends, total opposites and long-time housemates. This was a way to communicate. With each other. With strangers. With consumer marketers. With sub-par meteorologists. With distant friends who wanted to see pictures of stuff we were up to.

This is the place. Our bucket of thoughts to share. You are welcome. 
(We realize that most of you are here for the dog pictures.)

It Went to the Goats


NaBloPoMo Theme of the Day: Marcus Aurelius said, "Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." Do you think there are concrete facts and truths, or is everything fluid?


There are always three perspectives:
Yours, Mine and What Really Happened.

There are facts. But facts can change over time. Science is constantly doing that. Same with truth. Different truths are correct to different people. Like "fudge is too much chocolate." I believe that to be true. I can present facts to support that argument. "I ate some. Got a headache. Threw up. Fudge sucks."

Another example [if you really need more than the pin perfect example just stated above] is the situation that The Beekman Boys are in right now. They, and Jon their 'Farm Czar,' have just had the beginnings of what could be the arrival of up to 200 kids (baby goats).

One might look at a photo like this and think "oh my goodness look how CUTE they are!! So sweet - I want one!"

Image Owned by Beekman 1802Yeah, those people have never spent a lot of time with goats. You don't want a goat. Goats are destructive. Elephants cause less destruction. The SciFi channel should make a movie called "Goatnado." It would be fierce. I have met goats. I mean, I haven't spent a lot of time with them - but I immediately recognized that they were like tall raccoons. Take this one for instance:

I call him Manny the Menace.Yep, he's just getting ready to eat this obnoxiously colored car. I found 'Manny' in the driveway of the place I was going horseback riding at with my sister in Waythehelloutthere, Virginia.

Manny charged me immediately after I took this photo. Clearly I learned nothing because about 20 minutes later I was seen 'provoking' this other animal. (If Don King ran a goat farm...)

I also annoyed this animal and it tried to peck my face.

In hindsight I should have seen that one coming. Those Emu's have some wicked quick neck muscles. That beak hurts, too. The horses were totally lame in comparison to the free roaming animals attacking people in the drive. I wanted to stay and screw around with the giant bird but eventually had to ride. (boo.)

What do Goats have to do with Marcus Aurelius and versions of perspective? I don't know ... I tried to stay fluid. (har har) The Beekman Boys have their hands full. I want them to relaunch the webcam they used to have with Animal Planet.