Eat the Frog

I started eating frogs early. This is me, circa 1975.

My to-do list is as long as a buffet table, it seems, bountiful with things I don’t really want to do—including things I don’t really want to write. But since I can’t go around my list, I must go down it, starting with the frog.

Mark Twain once said, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” No point in naming the frog that’s sitting on my plate; there’s a fresh one every day. But here’s what’s on my dessert menu:








So instead of letting him sit there and croak at me all day, I’ll make the frog be my fuel, my momentum to get through the cornucopia of duties, until I am able to enjoy my just desserts at the end. By the way, Twain also said that if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.

Food for thought.