Blathr Wayne Lorentz

What is Blathr?

Blathring in July, 2019

Darkeness is next

Friday, July 26th, 2019 Alive 17,622 days

A grasshopper munching on a cactus in front of my house

Every once in a while Las Vegas is invaded by locusts.

There were 37 on the door when I got to work yesterday. Plus eleven more in the lunch room and nine in the hall.

Imagine that. A plague of locusts descending on a city of sinners in the desert. Sounds appropriately Biblical.

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Donʼt fly off the handle

Sunday, July 21st, 2019 Alive 17,617 days

A broken Cincinnati Zoo cup

A piece of the handle of my favorite cup broke off.

I got the cup at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1997.

After a mere 22 years of continuous use, how can it break? Does nothing last forever anymore?

It used to have frogs printed on it, but those rubbed off a decade or so ago.

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I was fooled

Sunday, July 21st, 2019 Alive 17,617 days

A perfectly ordinary pine tree

Nope, thatʼs not a cell tower. Itʼs totally a tree. In the middle of the desert. 200 miles from the next nearest tree. Totally believable.

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