Observations, Questions and Tips About Life: Feb. 20

Featuring Bill Rhoads

Each week, Sun City resident Bill Rhoads shares with us some of his "tips about life." Bill keeps a written record of "tips" that come to mind and has a strong motivation to share them with others. His purpose in doing so is to stimulate his own thinking and to stir some ideas into the pot of life. He believes in God and the Golden Rule.

This week's limerick:

She twisted and burned it and blew it
Ran bleach and dye constantly through it
While all mine fell out
Hers remains strong and stout

For what else could God ever do to it?

What’s this limerick all about?
(Answer next week)

And some more insights:

A blessing sometimes comes
from a stressing.

God lets us understand as we need to understand...
But only if we search.

If you have thoughts and/or responses to Bill's tips, leave a comment here or send emails with your feedback to doug.spoon@gmail.com.


  1. Emily Rosina Tarpley RobinsonFebruary 22, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Hello Bill. In response to your limerick, a poem I wrote last week:

    "A Word
    passed from two lovely lips
    accepted by two ears, it shifts
    Taking form again, anew
    when passed a second time from you.
    By a third,
    it's written down,
    in ceremony,
    passed around.
    Some read red
    and others blue.
    For some it's tired,
    for others new.
    One adds a whisper,
    one a sigh.
    One reads and laughs
    while others cry.
    Then the word's turned back to me
    though hardly the same word I see."

    (c) Emily Tarpley, 2-14-13.