Foolish Monkey

Foolish Monkey
MAGIC TOWN where the old never die, Connecticut,
January 31
*************************** "I find that I am so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain" -Red in The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King *************************** WARNING: I like to noodle. can't resist. and once is never enough either. ***************************


Foolish Monkey's Links

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 24, 2012 2:38PM

I answer for the confused pundits: Who is Mitt Romney?


I don't mind telling you, the public political discourse at this time is driving me nuts!  

blah blah blah!  Who is Mitt today?  What is his new position on...?  Isn't this a change of positions?  Again?  If it is, then what are his core beliefs?  Didn'/Read full post »

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MAY 4, 2011 9:34PM

first New England spring Sunday, a symphony of trees


trees first sunday small

wood of the wind ~ plum, dogwood, azalea 

gnome first sunday small

 brassy little piccallo gnome catnaps among the flowering quince and dianthus

japanese maple small

 a chorus of robust harmony ~  plum, violets and japanese maple

swampmaple first sunday small

maple, oaks and ghostly white birch rhythmically sway

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Editor’s Pick
FEBRUARY 12, 2011 2:12PM

The St Valentines Day Massacre (a fish story)

    fish tank

All my life I had wanted a little fish tank, with it's lively colors and tropical plants. When my husband and I married, one of our first household projects was to set up a tank for ourselves.   It turned out to be so much fun, adding fish… Read full post »

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JANUARY 27, 2011 9:52PM

winter storm nocturne (and the morning after)

macabre yellow light
the smoking storm
frosted flecks and feathery dreams
a wind's haunting silence 
the storm comes in a whisper
but loud and crackly with a flash on it!  
the wind chime tree in the morning
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Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 6, 2010 11:48AM

Franzen’s Freedom = indulgence. My advice: read it fast.


I probably should have taken a weekend and spoiled myself rotten, poured over this book, letting the luxurious prose wash over my abused brain (which was still addled and twisted out of shape from over 700 disastrous pages of The Passage).

Even though lately I don’t have a… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 17, 2009 4:56AM nip, tuck, botox or not, that is the question




Here I sit, in the middle of the night, thinking and typing hoping to coax myself back to sleep.  I stupidly drank a cup of coffee at 9pm and now it looks like I’m doomed.  This is growing old in a nutshell:  you forget yourself and do

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