In the Spring of 2023, the ghosts of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson decide to spring a surprise on earthlings by visiting Earth! 😉 The purpose of the visit was just to see and experience the joy of an idyllic place instead of the usual business of solving crime. So, Baker Street visit was ruled out. They landed in the picturesque town of Madison, Wisconsin that locals fondly refer to as Madtown or City of Four Lakes👌As they strolled around, enchanted by the natural beauty of the place, they happened to chance upon The Raj Farm! 👏The board at the entrance read “The Raj Farm – For those in search of peace and tranquility”! 🥰 Intrigued by the place Holmes and Watson walked around and enjoyed the serenity of the surroundings! Holmes suddenly noticed a puzzled look on Dr Watson’s face.
Holmes: What is it that is bothering you, my dear Watson?
Dr Watson: Holmes, this is supposed to be a farm and yet, while I see a meadow, I do not see any plants or trees! There are some pots and containers with soil in them.
Holmes: Aha, Watson, looks like another mystery to solve even in this visit. At least it’s not a crime. Let me check!
Dr Watson: Thanks, Holmes! 🙏
Holmes fishes out a magnifying glass, examining the contents of the pots and other containers very carefully. Next, he lies down and smells the soil in the pots. Finally, he feels the soil in the containers. Then he lets out a satisfied laugh! 😃
Holmes: The mystery is solved. It’s elementary, Watson!
(Dr Watson still sports a bewildered look)
Holmes: I first examined the soil and found seeds planted. Then I detected faint smell of herbs and peppers indicating what might have been planted. Finally, I felt the soil and there was some dampness I detected. So, my dear Watson, what that means is that the planting season has just started, the seed are in and being watered, and the good folks at the farm are patiently waiting for fruits of their labor as the season progresses.👍Does that answer your question?
Watson: Yes, it does. 👍Your reasoning always makes everything sound simple and straightforward, Holmes! 🙏
Author: Rajaram 'Raj' Gopalan
What is knowledge? What is wisdom?
Knowledge is realization anything you say or do might upset somebody.
Wisdom is not letting that knowledge affect your night sleep! 🙏
The times are such
The thinking goes
Knobs are for noobs!☹️
Heard someone say
Gas, oil and lube are passé,
Way to take charge
Is wait for car to charge!😃
Welcome to the age of electric and touch!🙂
Nature mishear! ☹️
Living out my worst fear! 😢
I said “Go slow”
Nature heard “Go snow” 😭
When will Sun reappear?
Today sighted a sparrow 🐦👍
Another day could sight a swallow 🦜
Feels like summer now ☀️
Forecast tomorrow is snow ❄️
One swallow doesn’t make a summer ☹️
That’s a bummer! 😡👎
In the town where I live
The sky is blue
The grass is green
Birds perch on a yellow birdhouse; 🦜
Pecking a seed not a cardinal sin
Fun to report a cardinal seen
Spring has finally arrived
Smile it has certainly delivered; 😊
Birds all perch on a yellow birdhouse
Birds all eat in a yellow birdhouse
Birds all day I can watch
Birdhouse rocks! 👍
Hotel California syndrome!
On a dark Spring night
Nip still in the air
Hot coffee mug in my hand
Thoughts began to take flight
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night!
The morn after, another cuppa joe in my hand
Logged on to a website, a place for friends to meet
Such a lovely place, such a lovely place! 👍
Then I saw a silly post
Such a lousy place, such a lousy place! 👎
And I was thinking to myself
“This could be Heaven or this could be Hell”
Welcome to social media! 🙏
They all posting all over the place
Some posting lovely pictures
Some greeting friend on birthday
Some pushing their own agenda
Some going on an angry rant
Logged out thinking continue I simply can’t
And then I heard a voice, ‘We are all just prisoners here of our own device”
Welcome to social media! 🙏
Last thing I remember,
I logged on again
Went back to the place I was before
Found my train of thought that ended up as this post! 😊
“Relax, ” said the website
“We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave”! 🙏
Welcome to social media!
Such a lovely place, such a lovely place!
Such a lousy place, such a lousy place!
Welcome to social media! 🙏
P.S. Sorry to the Eagles for appropriating some lyrics of the very famous song “Hotel Calfornia” 🙏
News in the past few days has been dominated by “Will he?” or “Won’t he?” type of speculation whether Manhattan DA will bring charges in hush money probe. The subject of the investigation has been fulminating quite a bit about the unfairness of the investigation. We will see how the process unfolds legally, but I can’t think of a better headline than the “Bragg v Bragger” battle that is playing out! 🤣
Honey, I am going on a darkness retreat! 😂
In recent times before my weekend afternoon nap, I make an announcement to my wife “Honey, I am going on a darkness retreat!” 😉 Hey, darkness retreat is not just for the Jet Set and it’s an apt term for nap under layers of comforters in Wisconsin winter, eh? 😄 Besides, I head for a nap with retirement in mind and emerge from the experience with my mind fresh, clear, active and ready for action!🥰👍
I take news of Rodgers heading to Jets philosophically as the Packers-Rodgers relationship had run its course. Mutual trust and respect are fundamental to a sound relationship and in the past few years the relationship had frayed quite a bit🙏
LOL! This week another big name announced AI initiative! Amazon already offers AI services in AWS. If Apple decides to throw the hat in the ring and Netflix decides to join the fun by launching a show about the AI race this AI-fueled story will not lack FAANG! Expect a lot of bytes! 😊