The Value of Money & Destruction


Can we trust him?

What do we really know about the guy?

Well, he killed a bunch of people, and people killed other people because of him.

Okay, that doesn’t sound too good.

Is this really someone we want to associate with?

Probably a bit late now.

1864: The U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandated that the inscription ‘In God We Trust’ would be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.

Princess Odette
a swan
                     swimming on a lake of tears
            spellbound by day

                  human form returns

                            …….. but now foreign

Magic, Tragedy, & Romance in Four Acts

     love falls quickly
                                   as in most fairy tales


    a  plaything    for      the  sorcerer



                                   a happy ending…
       Odette & Siegfried

1876: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky completes his ballet “Swan Lake”

Limerick: Confession of the Whitehorse Gang

There once was a Bank in Tucson
Flush with cash we’d heard from someone
We took it and ran
Invest in ice was the plan
And now we own most of the Yukon

1981: More than $3.3 million is stolen from the First National Bank of Arizona in Tucson in the then largest US bank robbery in history

1994: In Denmark the largest lollipop ever made, weighing 1,365 kilos (3,011 pounds)

The current record as of July 18, 2012, Burlingame, California ~ See’s Candies 3,176 kilos (7,003 pounds)

senryu:money in hand

sweaty palms in ink
hold little other value
until the sheets fall

2016: Paris Agreement on climate change signed in New York by 196 nations.

Here lies tricky Dick
Who opened the Watergate
and drowned right quick.

Richard Nixon
1.9.1913 ~ 4.22.1994

I am become death,
the destroyer of worlds

J. Robert Oppenheimer 
4.22.1904 ~ 2.18.1967

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23 thoughts on “The Value of Money & Destruction

    1. I don’t think the pop was pink
      In the pic it looks kinda red
      And tasting it after 25 years
      You’re liable to end up dead

      I’ve found pushing usually leads to purple things.

      You do better than most, Don…

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  1. Ah ha! The phrase stops at “we trust” and there is no full stop. Leaves it open to interpretation as to what he was trusted to do. Not only that, bankers can escape accountability by blaming any serious missteps on an all powerful entity, shrug it off, print more cash and collect bonuses, as they are doing now.

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  2. Okay you made me laugh! My grandfather (who died in 1963) always referred to Nixon as “Chipmonky cheeked tricky Ricky Dick”. Though to be honest I’m not so sure the last word of that moniker was capitalized. He was an astute judge of character.

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    1. That’s why I do what I do. That is a well thought out and deserved name 😂
      I do wonder about the public perception of Nixon at the time of the scandal. Looking back now it all appears so obvious.


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