Death By Coconut – A Mercifully Short Story With A Dubious Moral

Orville Pickle knew the value of planning ahead, and had lived up to the high ideals of pragmatism he extolled to anyone unfortunate enough to be within earshot. Mr. Pickle carefully planned a long career at the Acme Accounting Corporation, a large accounting firm known for its superior service to some of the largest multinational corporations in the world. His work was well regarded by his superiors and his work ethic was exemplary.

After decades of dedication he had finally reached the age where a comfortable retirement had been earned. Beautiful South Florida was the chosen destination for the hard working Orville. The very first day of his well deserved retirement he decided to take a lounge chair outdoors to rest under a large coconut tree.

The sweet smelling warm breeze reminded him how wise he had been to plan ahead so well. The breeze began to pick up a bit. As the wind hit the top of the tree a coconut dislodged and came tumbling down on Orville Pickle’s head. Orville Pickle was killed instantly.

Author’s Comments: I actually did some “research” on this topic and found that coconuts are actually quite dangerous. I can only recommend the wearing of hard hats in the zones of risk.

In the mean time I observed a rare rain event.

looking at rain over desert mountains

rain clouds over desert mountains
Rare Rain Over Desert Mountains

As you have, for whatever reason, made it down to this point you are no doubt aware that your valuable time has now been wasted reading a post of basic nonsense. Thank you for participating in the journey.


It’s Been A While

Obviously I am not the most prodigious blogger of all time as over a year has passed from my last update. Fear not for I am back. For those who may have attempted contacting me via the contact form and not been able to due to technical errors, I hope I have resolved that problem. I just discovered that the big company (and I mean really BIG) that handles my mail server made a change that had not realized. I think all is OK with my contact form now.


Just a Picture and Some Art

Alright hold on for another “what a nice view” cell phone picture. The Internet is filled with them and here’s another:

View of South Palm Springs Valley
View of valley from Lykken Trail Palm Springs California

I like the outdoors, hiking and so on so I figured a view of the valley would do no harm.

Below are two recent digital images I had printed.

Rota4 Aluminum Print
Rota 4
digital print on aluminum
20″ x 20″ (50.8 cm x 50.8 cm)

I think the darker backgrounds (above) work better on metal prints.

Rota5 Aluminum Print
Rota 5
digital print on aluminum
20″ x 20″ (50.8 cm x 50.8 cm)

I am finding more possibilities and hope to expand. Maybe I’ll simplify a bit going forward, not sure.


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