07/01

It’s too late to #ignore the signs. Your belief in your invincibility will be your downfall.

Please wait a little longer…

#whistpr

07/02

So Helen wants a knock-knock #joke today, eh?

Knock knock
Who’s there?
Hike
Hike who?
I didn’t know you liked Japanese poetry!

I’ll be here all week, folks. Try the veal.

#whistpr

07/03

The climb to the top is exhausting, and only a few make it.

Harder still to #keep yourself there, with everyone shooting for you.

I’d rather go fishing…

#whistpr

07/04

I got a text from my wife. She wanted to know what I wanted for dinner.

I looked at her sitting next to me on the couch.

“I’m sorry, is the TV too #loud?”

#whistpr

07/05

“Iconic Songs for $400, Alex!”

“This song introduced the 7/8 time signature to popular rock music, but sounded very natural.”

“Thelma!”

“#Money, get back…”

#whistpr

07/06

The demon stalks his prey, hiding in the shadows in the still of the #night. He waits for the perfect time. He springs from behind the tree, and…

Wrong story…

#whistpr

07/07

We entered the #obelisk at the base and took the elevator to the top. The windows were grey and cloudy, like they had not been cleaned in years. The view was awesome.

A grand monument, but somewhat shrouded in mystery and controversy. Just like the man.

#whistpr

07/08

“Are you OK?”
“Yes.”
“Did you enjoy it.”
“Yes.”
“Will your father kill me?”
“Yes.”
“Let’s #pretend it never happened…”
“Yes.”

#whistpr

07/09

Our relationship seems like it has been one long protracted #quarrel. You may ask why I would stay in such a stressful pairing.

It’s the tacos…

#whistpr

07/10

He sat on the bench with a single #rose. In the rain. For hours.

There must be some misunderstanding…

#whistpr

07/11

The discourse of the day reminds me of the legend of Medusa. Some want their opponents to be tuned to #stone at a mere glance.

The final result of this desire is telling. When you argue, you eventually end up only arguing with yourself.

#whistpr

07/12

Sprinters are very fast, for a short period of time. The arc of your life is a marathon, not a sprint. The wise pace themselves and are relentless.

A #tortoise to the hare.

#whistpr

07/13

The price of life in the Western world is the reality that most of us are #underwater from a financial perspective. The need for material possessions causes this – many of which are too expensive to purchase outright.

I long to live in the Star Trek universe…

#whistpr

07/14

The Red Alert sirens wail. The ship buckles as it approaches the #vortex in space-time. The explorers that live in each crew member want to investigate, but the captain steers clear.

This does not make for good television…

#whistpr

07/15

The crew stopped to acknowledge the #well-wishers that lined the path to the capsule. Their smiles belied the concern they had for the lightly-tested technology they would be entrusting their lives.

One little boy threw them a thumbs-up. That’s all they needed.

#whistpr

07/16

My dog is there for me through thick and thin, eager to please. I can say anything and always get a wagging tail and hopeful look.

On the other hand, my cat acknowledges me with a #yawn. An appropriate balance, I think.

#whistpr

07/17

He had worked on this joke all day. There was an #awkward silence.

In the words of the administration, it was time to “find something new.”

#whistpr

07/18

Am I #blue today?

Well, I kinda came this way…

#whistpr

07/19

A soothing drink in the morning #calm is the perfect way to start the day. A moment of reflection before the waiting chaos.

The activities of the day fade into the ether, but the morning coffee’s memory stays, as all good things should.

#whistpr

07/20

She examines the scene like a #detective, scouring for clues. Senses keen, she discovers that she is too late.

She is sure that the salmon was delicious.

#whistpr

07/21

Do you want to know if there is interest?

Skip the words.

Look into her #eyes.

#whistpr

07/22

I stroke her luxurious, soft #fur, eliciting a purr and a satisfied face. She always calms me down, no matter how hectic my day has been.

Everybody wins.

#whistpr

07/23

A walk in the #garden is just what I need to take my thoughts away from my troubles. A reminder that the flora sprout, grow and fade away in tune with the seasons. It is always perfect.

Could it be that I am fighting my nature?

#whistpr

07/24

People tend to treat nature like they treat their #house. Some dutifully manicure it, keeping things in order and balance. Some do not think their action – or inaction – has any effect.

We now have proof. Tread lightly.

https://wapo.st/30Mri2t

#whistpr

07/25

#Ivy is beautiful.
#Ivy is destructive.
#Ivy grown on a trellis is both beautiful and safe to buildings.

Care for your #ivy.

#whistpr

07/26

Her departure was sudden and unexplained. One day here, the next day gone. I am at a loss.

It will take eons to repair the hole in the #jigsaw of my life.

#whistpr

07/27

The greatest fete of any entertainer is to stay relevant in several generations. This man was one of the best at it.

#Kiss…

#whistpr

07/28

How do you change a culture where everyone is #late?

Easy: If you’re late, you sing.
If you complain, I pick the song.

Works every time.

#whistpr

07/29

“Gosh, Batman, how did we land on this big pile of foam rubber? How did you find it?!?”

“It says so on the #map…”

#whistpr

07/30

Success in relationships requires the careful balancing of others’ needs with your own. It is a skill that must be practiced.

It is not unlike threading a #needle – When one learns, his clothes are immaculate. The less successful tend to wear rags.

#whistpr

07/31

The man in wizard’s garb repeated incantations. The glass #orb was suspended between his hands as he spoke. The onlookers were amazed.

As he worked, his assistant moved among the crowd and collected pocketbooks. It would be a profitable day.

#whistpr