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January 25, 2018 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Surviving Will.

Wouldn’t take much.

Acceptable requirements’ range being so narrow.

All it would take is one bored asteroid deciding to play bowling with rocks at Earth.

A cosmic fractal perhaps – occurring over and over in various scales across the universe.

Eeny, meenie, mini, moe. This one survives and this one goes.


white bird perched on car roof. Egret. (Image: © ALL rights reserved, copyrighted, NO permissions granted)

As the story goes, Will, always the player, waits for things to shake out dramatically. He’s quick claimed the welcoming neighborhood featuring cozy shelters with assorted warm elevated decks and endless Quickie Marts loaded with slow lizards, snails, and insects among the frost killed rotting landscape.(Image: ©)

We all should be so lucky – or should that be pragmatic?

Bugged and spaced.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge



  1. Spinster / Jan 25 2018 3:01 pm

    Maybe we need a new planet… and species.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 25 2018 3:36 pm

      Considering all the recent close calls by asteroids, maybe the universe has made a decision? Duck. Thanks for adding to the comment rubble.

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    • LordBeariOfBow / Jan 25 2018 4:54 pm

      Chimpanzees are rather nice, ‘cept when they eat their young, ( saw a David Attenborough, I think it was program once where the head honcho male gobbled up some youngsters that were not his. 😦
      Come to think of it; I’ll settle for blue tongue lizards, they just gobble up the nasties. 🙂

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      • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 26 2018 9:35 am

        Hampsters and gerbils do that too…talk about Bad Momma.
        Red meat….have to wonder if there’s any connection between species’ family violence and species intellectual development? Dogs and cats, associates of humans, will turn carnivores if necessary to survive…now you take cows and horses…haven’t heard of herd attacking (except on Simpsons cartoons). But then again look at those two easily lead species
        Hmmmm. Best people aren’t adopting cow and horse mentality?
        Lizards, vultures, and buzzards – pest control and cleanup. Unflappable

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        • LordBeariOfBow / Jan 26 2018 4:12 pm

          I used to live in/on what we call the Northern Beaches, an area north of Sydney that has plenty of open country as well as beaches, and where I lived I not only had beautiful birds but a family of ‘Blue Tongue Lizards’
          They are a fairly large animal and besides being beautiful, we never had cockroaches or other nasties.
          One area had goanna’s and they can grow to 2 metres or more, Can give you a fright .
          I’m rather fond of lizards, I have a photo of the baby of my old blue tongue somewhere Must find it and post it’s pic.


  2. Curt Mekemson / Jan 25 2018 4:15 pm

    Or maybe we will do it unto ourselves without outside help…


    • LordBeariOfBow / Jan 25 2018 4:51 pm

      Why would we need outside help? We’ve got POTUS on our side. Sort of :”(


      • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 26 2018 9:45 am

        Hey, outer space is really rocking’ right now. (Maybe it was better with telescopic clear views and when we were blissful ignorant of that is coming our way HAHA)
        Can’t fault him for restarting NASA and the space challenge that JFK started and knew was so important.

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        • LordBeariOfBow / Jan 26 2018 4:15 pm

          Space has always fascinated me since as a boy, shortly after the war going to the Saturday morning children’s movie clubs in England, there to gaze in awe at “Flash Gordons Trip to Mars”.
          How could I not have been brain washed? 😀 😈 🐻


      • Curt Mekemson / Jan 27 2018 4:44 pm

        Sort of…. 🙂

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 26 2018 9:41 am

      There’s always the Frank, Hawk and the Space Cowboys on call willing to intercept?

      Meanwhile, more should go with surviving with Will: be resourceful, be self sufficient, walk gently, and take only what you need.
      Thanks for the fly by


      • Curt Mekemson / Jan 27 2018 4:05 pm

        “…be resourceful, be self sufficient, walk gently, and take only what you need.” Yes!


  3. Ally Bean / Jan 26 2018 5:37 am

    Obviously Will is pragmatical. A word that I didn’t know existed until I followed your link. Move over pragmatic, there’s a new polysyllabic word in town.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 26 2018 9:53 am

      In some worlds, you need words to survive.
      Will seems to be doing a pretty good job without right now…hot footing it until summer arrives.
      We are debating whether to get the Christmas lights back out if another Arctic front arrives…you know how it is….once a guest arrives, you want to take care of them.
      Thanks for adding a word worthy comment

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  4. shoreacres / Jan 26 2018 6:54 am

    I’ve been seeing a snowy egret atop cars in my parking lot — over on the side nearest the SS fitness center. I can’t help wondering if it might be yours. Once the skill’s learned, after all, there’s no reason not to try it out in a variety of settings!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 26 2018 9:57 am

      We’ve spotted another one that seems to be hanging out between the elementary school boulevard ditch and South Shore Harbour parking lots. Looks like the migrating ducks have figured out the marina as a resort shelter and the egrets took note of the area?
      Have you seen the pink birds flying around the wetlands? They arrive almost every Jan. and are so lovely contrasting the grey skies. Not flamingoes – about egret size. I really need to look up and see what they are. A bit surreal as they always seem to appear right over you when least expected. Pink!

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      • shoreacres / Jan 26 2018 11:23 am

        They’re roseate spoonbills. Where are they? I’ve been trying to find some and only have seen one or two far distant.

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        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 26 2018 1:08 pm

          In the late afternoon they fly east to west over Egret Bay bridge.Been feasting in the wetlands/park grounds? I’ve never managed a pix either. But they certainly make me smile. Wonder where their resort nesting are located. (Did you catch the news that 2 of the eagle eggs hatched in the Webster nest? – amazing nest cam. donated this year)

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  5. The Hook / Jan 29 2018 6:26 am

    Will rocks.
    Have a great week, my longtime blogging ally.

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  6. aFrankAngle / Jan 29 2018 6:27 am

    I love this line: bored asteroid deciding to play bowling with rocks at Earth.

    BTW – Given your unique writing style, consider this …


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