The Old Time Chautauqua

The Old Time Chautauqua was booked in to the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa for a one night performance.  The Advance Agent had asked the Face of Everyman to provide a few folks of local talent to round out the show.  Seen above in audition is Nigel doing an old soft shoe shuffle and tap.  The venerable sage was anxious to meet the Flying Karamazov Brothers headliners of the chaotic show.

Fat Kats

The air of the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa was thick with the smells of Cuban cigars and single malt scotch as the Fat Kats held their annual strategy meeting.  Of course, out of courtesy the Face of Everyman was invited to join and contribute to the merriment and brain storming.  He always declined citing liver problems.  By sundown they adjourned, but their drunken squabbling continued in nearby conifers.


A few paid mourners showed up for little Sparky’s memorial at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  Mostly they came for the tri-tip BBQ and green bean salad.  the Face of Everyman uttered a few well chosen words and gave a brief recounting of the horrific moment that the Crow had unceremoniously dropped Sparky on the venerable sage’s face.  For his services Everyman took a few coins from the Widow’s and Orphan’s Slush Fund.  So ended another day in Paradise.


Brandon and his twin brother Langdon (not seen) passed through the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa this morning to see if there would be an apple crop this Fall.  the Face of Everyman was reluctant to report that heavy pruning had reduced the expected crop.  However, the venerable sage was able to quote imported apples at very attractive prices.

Ming, the Merciless

Alas, the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa was no longer the Utopian sanctuary it claimed.  the Face of Everyman looked on in horror as Ming, the Merciless displayed his trophy songbird.  Where, oh where, were those neighbor cats?  They should be here defending their hereditary hunting grounds from rapacious interlopers like Ming, the Merciless.


Herman was trying to make an impression on Louise but it didn’t go well.  He had all the room in the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa one could ask for to a make smooth, controlled landing, but . . .     the Face of Everyman offered a few lessons in coordination.  Herman was too embarrassed to even entertain the idea of such help.

Wildlife Behavior

Elizabeth wasn’t sure she liked the idea of Rocky watching her bathe.  But she shrugged it off as this was a public area in the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  In Wildlife Behavior 101 she had learned to just turn your back.  Hopefully the rodent would return to gorging himself; besides the Face of Everyman was alert for once and watching out for her.