Monthly Archives: August 2012

Happy Birthday, Tom!

Cat jumping over a birthday cake
Got a fun birthday card from my daughter and son-in-law, which inspired this verse (eat your heart out, Hallmark!):

An angelic cat with a party hat
jumped over a birthday cake.
I hope his leap was sufficiently steep –
   for the fur on his tummy’s sake!

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At Last . . .

Ellen DeGeneres speakingAh, at last some ‘traditional values’ that stand up and speak clearly and aren’t code for ‘shut up and stick your head in the sand’:

“I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you’d want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. That’s what I stand for. I also believe in dance.” Ellen DeGeneres, quoted on FB.