We, the people, do a lot of people kind of things.

Sometimes, heaven forbid, we think the unthinkable.
You know, I once knew a girl who was always thinking the unthinkable. Okay. Wait. That might have been me.

But enough about that. For the most part, we try to think within parameters. However, sometimes, things don’t add up. At least that is what I’m thinking again.

Here is a good for instance. I’ve never actually read any Sherlock Holmes books. The ones written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself. But even though Sherlock is fictional, I am guessing that he didn’t like his hat. I mean. Who would, really? You can’t tell if he is coming or going. Anyway. I bet you, that one day he and Dr. Watson were in some GAP somewhere, and he tried it on to be funny. And then Watson was all like…. “You know Holmes. That hat favors you.” And from there. Well. Sherlock was always trying to look dapper for Watson. But. My guess? He hated the hat. It made his head look fat.

I also don’t think Barney was really purple. You know. The dinosaur Barney. I am guessing — and this is without having any facts to back it up — but I am guessing, that it is just stage makeup. I imagine he is really tannish-green and they just slather on the purple for the show. Yes. I bet we’ve all passed Barney, right there in midtown Manhattan, and never even knew it. Celebrities like to go unnoticed, in public, I think.

Well. Hello Ducky. The last time we were in England, we saw a lot of swans, in various places. Then, I learned, that all of the swans in Britain, are owned by the Queen. After a brief discussion with a bevy of them, I found out they are organized. And planning a revolt of epic proportions. An Uprising. Swan Freedom. So here is my travel tip. Do NOT visit England during The Great Swan Rebellion. It could get ugly, duckling.

This next one will rock your socks.
Mickey Mouse’s two big white buttons don’t do anything. They are just sewn on to the front of his shorts. For no dang good reason. At all. Placebo Buttons. I am telling you know, to be wary of Placebo Buttons. They are almost as detrimental as fake pockets. This is some of my strongest advice for you in life. I don’t know how Mickey gets past this, always chipper, like he is. Always smiling. Poor damn mouse.

And, in case you were wondering, a couple more unthinkable things. There are certain fish who can breathe air and crawl on land. The Climbing Perch. Perches?
And Us. Yes you. Me. We shrivel. Our toes and fingers get wrinkly in water because of osmosis. The water gets sucked in, and we swell. Isn’t that swell?

I could go on, and on, because the unthinkable, is, really, not. It is quite thinkable. Which makes me think we ought to be questioning a lot of things, about now. Just like Sherlock. With his bad hat.


“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
― Albert Einstein


“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”
― Voltaire


“Poirot,” I said. “I have been thinking.”
“An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.”
― Agatha Christie, Peril at End House