Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Seasoned Spoon

OK, I admit it.  I am a spoon.  Have been my whole life. When I was in 4th grade my Aunt Beverly gave me a set of wooden spoons for my birthday.  Puzzled, I asked why.  With a chuckle she replied that I was a spoon, always stirring up trouble.  Ask anyone in my department at work.  They will tell you I am the department spoon.  I have a nose for trouble.  I know how to press hot buttons, root out salacious info, and in general throw either gasoline or cold water onto any situation.

So I have decided to come clean and embrace my inner spoon.  I am going to stir the pot.  Several pots.  Politics.  Religion. Those ought to stir things up. Books. Movies. Music.  Spices stirred into the food of life.  And random spoonings as I see fit.  But I hope these spoonings might make readers think, reflect, respond, and react. 

My name is Jay, and I'm a spoon.  "Hi Jay..."

15 comments:

  1. Hi, Jay . . . I look forward to your 'spooning'.

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  2. Hi, Jay (or Dr. Hershberger in formal)! Nice-looking blog, I'm looking forward to once again reflect on your writings. Keep it up, and I'll make sure to swing by from time to time :)

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  3. Keep on stirring! As to spooning...only from afar or online, thank you. :-)

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  4. Bradley J. SteenMay 28, 2010 at 6:11 PM

    Hello, Jay. I have always appreciated your reflections on things earthly and heavenly. Looking forward to this. Thank you.
    -Bradley Steen

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  5. Oh GOODIE! I will run get my Sunday School shoes. hehe

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  6. Humorous biographical anecdote stirred up by my sister Julie: As youngsters growing up, whenever I really ticked her off, her last line of defense was to go put her Sunday School shoes on and precede to kick me in the shins.

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  7. Now that you've admitted your "truth", will this be like a twelve-step program? I hope not, because I don't want you to recover from your "spoon-ism"! Looking forward to seeing where this all goes!

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  8. Speaking as a fellow spoon, welcome!

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  9. There's a huge melting pot overflowing in our land. Somebody keeps dumping in a lot of unwanted ingredients- concepts, ideologiies, theosophic garbage, etc. Who's making this mess, i wonder. And why?

    Tell ya what, Jay. You keep stirring the pot, and I'll bring a shovel to help you get rid of the waste.

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  10. Thanks, Randy. Of course, sometimes it's not easy to tell what is nutritious and what is waste. That's what's great about this kind of conversation.

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  11. Hey Jay it's about time you started blogging! ;-) I'm looking forward to the conversations.

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  12. I don't remember you being too much trouble when we were all young - you weren't the one who got detention for calling Mr. Tanzey "Kermit"...

    “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

    - Steve Jobs

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  13. Stacy!!! Wow, a blast from the past. Be sure to check out Kermit Tanzey on Facebook. He's there! Great to hear from you.

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