Penis Joke

Clarissa's Blog

OK, I can’t help myself. I just need to share this joke that seems to have been made about Weiner even though it’s older than he is.

A man walks into a doctor’s office, unzips his pants, and plops his penis onto the doctor’s table.

“Does it hurt?” the doctor asks.


“Does it itch?”


“Is it too small?”


“Too big?”


“Then what???” the doctor finally explodes.

“It’s nice, isn’t it?” the man asks wistfully.

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Indian Fathers



A dramatic Caravaggio moment

One thing that really touched my heart in India was the fathers, young or old, and their  apparent devotion to their children.  I  first noticed  their demeanor, and then started looking for it. How you might ask, did I come to that conclusion? I noticed that quite often and enough for me to notice,  that the fathers were carrying their babies or the toddlers when the family was out walking. It was not the mamas who I remembered being on ” baby duty”  just about all the time in America.   Now before people take issue with me because my architect calls me the “queen of exaggeration,” hear me out.  There are always exceptions and my son and my son-in-law are part of it. Said architect says, “He learns from those two all the time about being a good father!” That is a substantial complement…

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The great green lung in the east, Lee Valley to the River Thames

notes from camelid country

Think of London’s great green spaces and, chances are, the manicured central parks (St. James’, Green, Regent’s,) or the largest of the old royal hunting grounds in Richmond, will spring to mind. This sprawling city has far more to offer than just the royal parks though. Speak it quietly in these days after the royal birth, but in the east there’s a republic of green space, mandated by Parliament for the people.

Head to the fringes of the Borough of Hackney and you’ll discover one of London’s ‘green lungs’, dwarfing all the ‘Royal Parks’. The less well known Lee Valley is a fabulous 26 mile long, 10,000 acre park; four times larger than Richmond Park and encompassing two historic waterways: the River Lee and the Lee Navigation. The former provided fresh drinking water to London, the latter a vital transport link connecting the River Thames, the Regent’s Canal, the Hertfordshire…

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Genesis 11:1-9 describes the familiar story of the Tower of Babel:

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.

3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us…

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