Morris Dancers

the Face of Everyman wasn’t sure if had ever heard of Morris Dancers so their request for a parade moved slowly thru the bureaucracy of the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  They had proposed a date in conflict with the LGBTQ parade.  Well, he knew where his loyalties lay.  “Resubmit next year.”  Was his clear response to the funny looking bird with Mother of Pearl buttons sewn all over his vest.  IMG_0169 (2)

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.

Game Show

Bob and Ethel won an all expense paid vacation at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa on a national TV  game show.  Unfortunately their booking coincided with an outbreak of Avian Flu.  Most of the staff was in strict quarantine.  the Face of Everyman was immune and became their most boring constant companion.  By late afternoon they had heard all of his Shakespearean Jokes.


The exuberance of new arrivals to the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa is often a bit much.  As seen above the security camera catches an English Starling finding great joy in a cool bath.  the Face of Everyman tries to tolerate the indifference shown this guest.  It’s boorish behavior is legendary.

Evil Personified

Carlisle was almost despondent.  The Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa had the largest collection of rubes that he had encountered in a long time.  Surely there was something he could do to upset someone.  He cast an eye towards the chunk of rock thinking perhaps . . .   the Face of Everyman was fully aware of the evil this spotted spawn of the devil was capable of inflecting.  With the force of his powerful mind the venerable sage erased much of Carlisle’s evil brain, for now.  It would return soon enough but somewhere miles away.


The Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa held their annual championship golf tournament every year about this time.  The heavy hitters lead Saturday’s group.  First to tee off, seen upper left, is Blackie Red Wing, next is Speckie Star and lastly seen lower right is Cowboy Brownie.  Not seen is the vast field of spectators.  the Face of Everyman was nearly overwhelmed sponsoring such a large popular event.

European Menace

The visitor held something in his mouth in an attempt to disguise his thick European accent but the Face of Everyman was not to be fooled by this villainous character. Tho’ he acted nonchalant, this demon from Hell was not welcome at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  The venerable sage ignored the menace until he flew off.  Gone now; but would return in vast hordes sometime soon.

Prix Fixe Dinner

the Face of Everyman was unsure what to do.  He had sold all Prix Fixe dinner tickets for the Valentines Day gala in the ballroom of the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  Yet here was a thug demanding that he find one more table for this evening’s festivities.  Luckily, the venerable sage had one thing in his favor: Many couples argue on this day and cancel or fail to appear.  With a smile, Everyman was able to graciously oblige.



The very personification of evil had chosen to bathe at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  They had no need to dress up for Halloween to be scary.  the Face of Everyman waited to see what malicious mischief these two had in mind.  Luckily they moved on as quickly as they had arrived.  Nevertheless the venerable sage remained too upset to take his regular nap.  He’d need two.

Evil Envoy

the Face of Everyman felt a cold shiver run down his back.  A Starling sighting was bad news for everybody at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  This unwelcome guest was very aggressive.  When they gathered, flocks could be in the hundreds.  They would savage a community before moving on as quickly as they came.  The venerable sage assured the Evil Envoy that the protection monies had been transferred to appropriate offshore account.  There was no need for him, or his friends, to return.