Saturday, March 28, 2015

Last year's business...

...is this year's bookkeeping chore; this year's business is a resolution not to procrastinate until next year.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rendering unto Caesar....

Image courtesy of what used to be MicroSoft Clip Art
Taxes keep the system rolling along, 
sometimes more smoothly 
than at other times, 
but rolling along, nevertheless; 
however, 
while I do not begrudge, 
for the most part, 
my fellow citizens 
my share of 
the systemic financial burden, 
I am more aggrieved by 
the amount of time 
I must dole out
to figure out
what I
owe. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Setting on Fire Versus Going All Aflame

I cannot set sodden matter on fire; but I can choose to not quench nor to become quenched.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ite Infammate Omnia

Reportedly, Ignatius commissioned Francis Xavier to India (before either was deemed a saint) with the words above, loosely translated as "Go and set the world on fire" but transliterated (by Google Translate, anyway, and with inflammate spelled with one 'm') as "Go all aflame" -- a big difference, in my thinking!