T   P   O
The Patient Ox (aka Hénock Gugsa)

G r e e t i n g s !

** TPO **
A personal blog with diverse topicality and multiple interests!

On the menu ... politics, music, poetry, and other good stuff.
There is humor, but there is blunt seriousness here as well!

Parfois, on parle français ici aussi. Je suis un francophile .... Bienvenue à tous!

* Your comments and evaluations are appreciated ! *

Monday, June 23, 2014

"Voi che sapete" - by Hilde Gueden

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"Voi che sapete"
(from: "Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart)
sung by 

Hilde Gueden

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Darnedest things! - by Grandma Jean

Darnedest things! *

WARNING! Cute kid story ahead, from Grandma Jean:

"Last week, I was at my daughter and son-in-law's house to watch my two grandchildren for the evening (a boy who is 5 and a girl who is 2).

"She had a cold and wasn't quite herself, so I thought I'd give her a warm bath and try to get her to bed a little early.

"When she was in the bathtub, her nose was running and I said: 'Come closer so I can wipe the boogies off your nose.' After I wiped her nose, I said 'See the boogies?' and showed her. With a stern, serious look, she said to me: 'DON'T EAT IT !' "

 *Source:  Bulletin Board/ St Paul Pioneer Press (6/16/14) 


Monday, June 16, 2014

Sherm and Ernest meet Todd! - by Jim Toomey

Sherm and Ernest meet Todd!
(Sherman's Lagoon) * 
June, 2014
by Jim Toomey 
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*Sherman’s Lagoon is a comic strip set in an imaginary lagoon inhabited by a cast of sea creatures whose lives are curiously similar to our own.
Source: http://shermanslagoon.com/

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Oak - by Alfred Lord Tennyson

the oak tree thru the seasons
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 The Oak
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Live thy Life,
Young and old,
Like yon oak,
Bright in spring,
Living gold;

Then; and then
Gold again.

All his leaves
Fall'n at length,
Look, he stands,
Trunk and bough
Naked strength.

Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Where are you really, really from? - by TPO

TPO at a wedding in 2004
Where are you really, really from? 
by TPO *
with help from "Dear Prudence" **
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*TPO (HG) responds: Don't know ... I was a foundling!
** "Dear Prudence" (aka Emily Yoffe) is found at ...  slate.com