Friday, October 26, 2018

The Last Coconut Tree

Advertised as the life saving fruit, promoted as the cure for all diseases, they called it the coconut on the island of unity, and after high demand, it somehow became scarce. Taking notice of the message, Henry the gardener decided to find a special place to grow his very own coconut tree. A thinking man, Henry would often spend his idle time observing the sun's movement and somehow started blaming it for wild human behavior. Henry developed a theory that the more the sun shined the crazier the people became. After violence broke out in his village, Henry built a huge gate around his land. It took him a year to finish it. In that year, Henry predicted that a large famine was coming so he began to stock up enough food to last him for twenty years. Not too long after locking the gate he noticed a child at the front trying to get in.
"What do you want?" Henry asked.
"I'm hungry and in need of food and a place to stay," the child replied.
Although Henry was very intelligent, he was also very selfish so he denied the child entry.
The child then got word to the others in the village about how stingy Henry was and how he refused to share the plenty that he had. As the people in the village got closer and closer to starvation they came together to break down the gate and began to rob Henry of his goods. Henry fought off as many of the villagers as he could but he had too much that the people needed. Surrounded by hungry thirsty villagers under his coconut tree, Henry quickly became exhausted from fighting and refused to surrender everything that he had owned for the sake of his fellow villagers.
"Look at what you've all become. You've all become animals and savages. Please leave me be and get off of my land," Henry said, sweating, reaching for his small hand gun. The people refused to listen and a coconut fell from the tree and hit Henry on the head, knocking him out. When he awoke there was nothing left, all because he refused to share with one little child. Henry was left with no choice but to teach the rest of the villagers gardening skills and how to help themselves in a time of crisis. The brief famine taught Henry a valuable lesson about human behavior and how sometimes too much can be much more if managed and rationed properly. Once Henry started to share his knowledge and skills, he noticed a change in behavior around the village. His theory about the sun shifted when one act of good leadership turned into a whole village working together so they would never have to suffer again. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Old Man

Well, I've just about done everything I enjoyed doing in this life. My wife left me for a younger man who I'm sure will give her all of the love she needs. I don't know what's left for me to do, I'm not ready to die yet. I went to church but I have a hard time getting down on my knees and the pastor sure screams at me a lot. I guess I'll sit here and read a book.
I love nurses. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Why won't the ball always go in the hole? It's suppose to go in the hole. I wonder why every time I shoot I can never get a perfect score and why is it that my teammates are always shooting and missing but whenever I shoot they get upset. I quit. From now on I'm playing by myself or running track.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Secret to Flying

Watch the birds and build a plane. If a bird can do it, then it’s not impossible.