Unthinkably Pink

It's the Hello Kitty™ tartan!

Yes, yes, I know: what has been seen can't be unseen and I owe some folks eyeball bleach to get that image out of their minds. But it's all in a good cause. Monday, February 29th is Pink Shirt Day, when you can take the opportunity to stand against bullying by showing your colours--in this case, pink. By wearing pink you'll show others that you're committed to a bully-free lifestyle.

Awareness of bullying has come a very long way since my school days when kids were advised to 'Stand up for yourself', and that, 'Bullies are cowards, they'll back down'. Hogwash, of course. Bullies are manipulative, hurtful sociopaths, and rather than 'back down', they come back from another direction, working to isolate their victims and torment them. The only way to deal with them is to shine a light on their behaviour and to confront it at every turn: evil thrives in darkness and together we can light up the corners where they hide, and standing together we can abnegate their anti-social acts and make safe and welcoming schools and workplaces.

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Where There's Smoke . . .

No luminiferous aether was harmed in the making of this picture.

Asthma doesn't seem to bother me any more unless I'm around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar.
--Steve Allen

Ah, but today it is neither dogs, nor the kind of smoke that comes from cigars that I wish to discuss. Today I'm smoking meat. To be precise, I'm making bacon (insert rejoinders here.)

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View from the beach deck in Mexico. The coffee was terrible, but who cares?

Back from vacation, I've hit the ground running. I've seen a lot of good ideas for blogs whizzing by me in the last week, but unlike Mick Jagger, time is not on my side, no it's not. I owe articles to various editors (hi Betsy! I promise I'm working on it . . .), instruction sets (hi Sandra!) various marketing pieces (hi Lynne!), personnel reviews (hi Boss!), and I've got a pile of travel to book.

How much travel? If I was a suitcase, I'd look like this:

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