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October 1, 2018 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Arch type

Moon over palm in the morning (© Image: all rights reserved, no permissions granted, copyrighted)

Good morning, Moon. (© Image)

Gonna build an arc

From there to their

A bright streak. Loud.

Summon all senses and the senseless.

Calling a glide on to.

“People will always go. Always. They always believe they can make a better life than in the old world. What they hell, maybe they can”(Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game)

plant. mossy island appears in sidewalk depression. (© Image, all rights reserved copyrighted, no permissions granted)

Is it “Lost”? Mossy island appears in sidewalk depression. Wonder if it’s Horton’s or some other Lilliputian life form under that green canopy. (© Image)

Gonna build an arc.

Disregard railings of blind crowds.

Sidestep the lockstep.

Call the chariot of belly fire and waters of deep thought

“This is what historians usually do, quibble about cause and effect when the point is, there are times when the world is in flux and the right voice in the right place can move the world. Thomas Paine and Ben Franklin, for instance…”(Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game)

Plants sticking out of sidewalk crack (© Image: all rights reserved, no permissions granted, copyrighted)

Entertaining the concept of microbiology’s tiny, but viable worlds, this might be the top of a towering forest stretching out of the Grande Canyon Petite. Prehistoric Sabertooth tigers or tiny cougars that I hear?(© Image)

Gonna build an arc.

To see or not to see.

For individuals’ desires of vision.

Arcs from their to there.

“Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. Survival first, and then happiness as we can manage it…”( Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game)

Seeking the curvilinear

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

Fan palm against blue sky and clouds (© Image: All rights reserved, NO permissions granted, Copyrighted)

Print this out for posting it in local classrooms so students will understand what “blue sky” is. This has been the rainiest Sept since 1885 in Galveston County. Ready to build an ark if rainbows don’t arch overhead soon.(© Image)




  1. shoreacres / Oct 1 2018 6:33 am

    Lemme go find my arc welder — I’d be glad to help with the building.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 1 2018 7:53 am

      Gads. Those rainbow pictures on last night’s weather had to be stock photos – although N. of I-10 supposedly had some sun. I
      A good time to review cache of old pictures…people are bound to be sick to the grey drizzle ones. (Hey saw a flock of ducks in formation flying out a couple of mornings ago early. Some have been showing up in our little inlet by the bridge in late afternoons for the night. Monarchs are here. Hummingbirds came through a week or so ago. They must know something?)
      Thanks for stepping up with a helpful comment

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  2. Kate Crimmins / Oct 1 2018 7:38 am

    I’ll send you my ark plans. Hope you know what a cubits is.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 1 2018 8:01 am

      There’s a couple of large rarely used yachts owned by out-of-owners down at the marina we might commandeer – could be a year or so before anyone noticed they were gone.
      (Easier than converting measurements…there’s enough half done projects around here…like the new black stainless stove hood still in the box…not enough patience for total redo with cabinets, but a couple of appliance updates make a huge difference…oh, those were on their last cycles anyway HAHA..besides if we’re going to float off, not worth enduing the mess and noise for anything more..)
      Thanks for anchoring a comment here

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      • Kate Crimmins / Oct 1 2018 8:06 am

        We did the stove hood replacement about 2 years ago. Loved it. (and you wonder who would get excited about a range hood?) Some of the fancy yachts are pretty spiffy!


        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 1 2018 9:33 am

          (Tired of feeling like a flashlight is needed on dark days for cooking…LED – such promise in that box)
          And a large yacht could be used for temporary housing after hurricanes! Maybe the owners would be glad to have someone monitor the humidity inside in order to keep furnishings from being damp and smelling like mildew.

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  3. Robin / Oct 1 2018 9:48 am

    We’ve been working on our ark (and arc) here on the Eastern Shore. Been quite a rainy year. The mosquitoes are loving it.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 1 2018 2:56 pm

      You definitely have been swamped and are swatting there. Should we worry about word spreading to the mammoth mosquitoes of Alaska if they want to migrate, habitat is available?
      Take care and shut the doors quickly! Thanks for adding to the swarm of comments


  4. Xena and Lucy / Oct 1 2018 2:42 pm

    Egads, if those sprouts of grass growing between the sidewalk really are all we can see of an entire ecosystem, then I just destroyed a rain forest next to my house.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 1 2018 2:57 pm

      I used to worry about that…probably comes from reading too much science fiction? Thanks for weeding through the comments

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  5. LordBeariOfBow / Oct 5 2018 12:22 am

    September was our driest for 116 years, but now we have rain, at least I think it is it’s drops of water falling from the sky, I could be wrong,
    They tell us that we’re going to have this for a week or more non stop. And knowing our ways we’ll all be complaining by Monday, it’s now Friday, might even be Sunday when they start whinging

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 5 2018 7:25 am

      I’ve forgotten – storm/hurricane season there about now? Seems to be eaithe feast or famine with rain. We’ve had 2 days of sun without rain – the birds are singing with great joy. Birds singing are one thing you don’t realize you miss when it rains so much (Od course the hawks will be busy come on out you little rats…mice, not squirrels, please. Run!)
      Thanks for swooping by with a comment


      • LordBeariOfBow / Oct 5 2018 7:13 pm

        It’s cyclone season here, same thing different name, and just a month or two away. Ruby and Poppy may are not that far from the cyclonic areas, in fact they are just inside the zone; but luckily 8 kilometres inland so will miss the full force.
        Our main concern though is bushfires, we lose much more by way of lives and property to them than we do cyclones.
        That is something I do miss since moving to the city from the Northern Beaches 4 years ago, the birds. On the Beaches we had families of kookaburras, They are the largest bird of the Kingfisher family, and their merry laughs would always drive away any gloom, I also had a nice family of Blue Tongue Lizards, who’d enjoy some over ripe fruit that I’d let to over ripen deliberately.
        That’s one of the “joys” of living in a big city 😦

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        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 8 2018 2:34 pm

          And the snakes..don’t forget the snakes crawling into the car motors. Serious snakes!
          Yet another tropical storm maybe hurricane in the Gulf – probably hit top of Florida then up the Mid-Atlantic states. It’s been a season of late storms this year…knocking on wood, we’re safe as the cold fronts are now making it to the coast here…maybe upper 50’s in 10 days…promises, promises says Molly of the heavy coat.
          Ruby and Poppy should be fine, but rain bored during storms, maybe electrical outages? We are inland far enough, on high-er ground, and near the lake which drains heavy rains away from us quickly…so far….knock on wood.
          I remember your picture of blue tongued lizards…must check to see if the zoo here has any in residence. Too cool to miss!


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