The Past Week . . .

Just another week in which Vacationland USA lived up to its well deserved reputation . . .

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

July 13

[The Boys of ’65 had their monthly lunch together – at the Alex golf club. No aardvarks were injured in the performance of this event . . . ]

Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

[That evening it was on to the Garden Bar on 6th for a rollicking good time with Tuesday Night Club . . . ]

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC ~ Kurt Vonnegut

July 14

[The Wednesday night fine dining at the golf club . . . ]

[Broiled walleye was a big hit with everyone . . . ]

There’s only one rule that I know of, babies-“God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

July 15


The Heartshakers are Nashville’s premier Tom Petty Tribute. The show is performed by some of the industry’s first call musicians in the music business today! These musicians have performed with Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Amy Grant, Peter Cetera, Little Big Town, SheDaisy and Ronnie Milsap.

They have brought their love of Tom Petty’s music and put together the best tribute band that could be assembled! The Heartshakers deliver an experience you won’t forget! Take a walk back in time reliving American Rock-and-Roll at it’s finest.

[Theatre L’Homme Dieu was set with an SRO crowd . . . ]

July 17

[The Salty Dogs were at Carlos Creek Winery, minus their fiddler, Greg, who apparently had sought refuge in another state . . . ]

[Annie, Erik, and Tom . . . ]

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

[Annie, the one and only . . . ]

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

All this happened, more or less. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

[“New Tricks” helped us survive the pandemic winter . . . ]


All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

If you can do no good, at least do no harm. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishments after I am dead. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

A sane person to an insane society must appear insane. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, ‘The Beatles did’. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

[A favorite . . . ]


[Is not a videographer but plays one on TV . . . ]

We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

July 18

[It’s time for . . . cuteness!]

[As they wonder . . . ]

[“You’re going out and leaving us alone again, aren’t you?”]

[Sunday morning breakfast at the golf club – table of our choice . . . ]

[The final round of the The Open was taking place . . . ]

[And we had the Claret Jug . . . ]

[In our own . . . ]

[Trophy case.]

[Then back out to the winery for an afternoon with Anthony . . . why is this man laughing?]

[Written by that famous Minnesota guy . . . ]


People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they’ll have good voice boxes in case there’s ever anything really meaningful to say. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

[A particular favorite . . . ]


The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

[And we finished off the weekend with book club . . . ]

The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Wake up, you idiots! Whatever made you think that money was so valuable? ~ Kurt Vonnegut

And so it goes . . . ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Up Next: Another week . . .

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