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    Uh, oh!

    Zippy has disappeared!

    He is not rescuing damsels in distress from flaming ships.

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    I am not sure where he is.

    Let me see if I can find him.

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    Nope, not here.

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    Or here.

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    I don't see him yet.

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    He's not here.
    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    Where is Zippy?

    Let me look over here, by the redbud trees.

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    Not there.

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    Not by the waterfall.

    Zippy is really missing.
    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    Good news - I found Zippy!

    He is on an island.

    Oh, noooooo! Bad news.

    He is not on just any island.

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    Zippy is on the Island of Snakes Who Wear Hats!

    The snakes are hiding. They are hiding behind the trees.

    Watch out, Zippy! Do NOT go BEHIND the trees!

    Too late.

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    Who will rescue Zippy and bring him home to the cove?
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    A rescue helicopter has come to rescue Zippy from the Island of Snakes Who Wear Hats!
    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    Zippy has a problem.

    He is not sleeping well since his rescue from the Island of Snakes Who Wear Hats.

    As soon as he starts to drift off to sleep, the Snakes from the Island of Snakes Who Wear Hats visit him.

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    And as he tosses and turns and tries to sleep, he sees..............................

    animals wearing hats.

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    Zippy needs help! Who can help Zippy?
    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    Never Fear Zippy "TPC Cove Defender" is here.

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    Captain Cody at your service.

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    Thank you, Captain Cody!

    Zippy also tried the following:

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    And for someone who wants a good night's sleep, I suggested Zippy might try working out a bit during the day. He decided to cut some firewood.

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    And he made a few garden boxes.

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    He has a few other projects in mind. Stay tuned.
    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    Zippy found the secret to youth.

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    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    You found it SC. Shall we all enter the water. Splash Splash.
    An original and proud officer of StellaPolaris

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    Ohhhh Zippy!! I love Zippy!

    The secret to youth is that your brain is already wrinkled when you're born... So it never ages.. Oh wait..

    Nooo. The secret to youth is that you're only as old as you feel. Wait. Heck no... That's not right either...

    I give up.. What's the secret?
    No I do not wear tights.... I wear the required uniform!!!! If I can't find the uniform... I let my freak flag fly. Why? Because I can!!

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    It is all in the water splash splash. Zippy knows.
    An original and proud officer of StellaPolaris

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    May the life force be with all...
    And may we all break out of our cocoons to embrace all that life has to offer.
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

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    "Ah, laddie, Zippie has a little advice before ye tie the knot with the pretty lassie! Make sure ye talk about who is going to take out the trash, feed the dog, dust and vacuum, swab the decks, clean the bilge, and do all those pesky household chores that need doin'. If ye don't talk about it before the wedding, ye will suffer for it later."
    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    "Sweetheart, come back. I said I like to eat groats, not goats!"
    Zippy
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    Zippy is in a quandary today. Oh, yeah, quandary.

    A state of perplexity, uncertainty. Not sure what to do.

    Good word. Starts with Q.

    Anyway, back in January Zippy had some adventures where he used a time portal. And fell through wormholes.

    Remember this?

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    A bit crude, I know.

    Now, it is March and the new quest (another Q word) has Jack and Maria going through a time portal.

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    (Kudos to the skeleton crew.)

    What is the quandary? Why is Zippy perplexed? Why does Zippy care?

    Here is the problem.

    Zippy is not sure if he should cheer and be happy that his friends Jack and Maria are using a time portal, or if he should be upset that it is Jack and Maria and not him! Zippy wonders if his adventures in January sparked Jack and Maria's new story, or if it is just a coincidence. Should he be jealous of friends who have wonderful adventures. Or stand back and cheer them on?

    It is hard being a world-famous adventurer and trying to remain modest and humble at the same time.

    Zippy has to think about this for a bit. He will now take time to stop and smell the roses. That always puts him in a good mood.

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    Zippy is having a zippity-do-dah day today.

    Yesterday, a few friends of his came to visit him.

    Phillip landed first, in his frigate. And then the Phoenix Forever sailed into port. As the Phoenix Forever sailed past the pharos (ancient lighthouse or beacon to guide seamen), and sailed into the cove, Zippy gave a cheer!

    Huzzah! Zippity-do-dah! Yippee-skippee!

    Zippy, Phillip and the captain of the Phoenix, rode in a phaeton (four-wheeled carriage) to Zippy's place. On the way, they saw a flock of pheasants, a field full of Phacelia (Pictures to follow), and a Pharaoh who was on his way to the pharmacy.

    Zippy, Phillip and the other captain discussed philanthropy, the philharmonic orchestra, and phenology.

    What the heck is phenology, you ask.

    Phenology is the science of relations between climate and the periodic biological phenomena - for instance, bird and animal migrations and the flowering of certain plants at certain times.

    The captain of the Phoenix suddenly said, "Stop!" and the driver stopped the phaeton. "Do you see what I see?" she asked, pointing off to the west.

    Zippy and Phillip looked and Phillip smiled and nodded.

    "Baltimore Checkerspot," he said.

    "Ah," replied Zippy, "Euphydryas Phaeton."

    "Exactly," said the captain of the Phoenix.

    The conversation also covered phytoplankton, which Zippy admitted could become the stuff of nightmares. Phantasms, as it were. That brought a laugh from his companions. They arrived at the tavern for lunch, and enjoyed the company, the food and the fun, all of which are legendary.

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    Of course, Zippy and I prefer purple Phacelia over white.

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    Euphydryas Phaeton - aka "Baltimore Checkerspot".

    Wouldn't it be cool to have more ships with butterflies on them? Butterflies from around the world. Hmmmm. I believe there is a place to make such a suggestion.

    Phytoplankton. Good thing they are tiny to small in size. These could easily be the stuff of nightmares if they were larger.

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    Zippy says, "Have a great day, my friends!"
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    Zippy wants everyone to know that today is National Pi Day in the US.

    National Pie Day was in January.

    Zippy says "eat more pie on pi day!"

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    Zippy loves holidays.

    (Oh, wait, maybe SC loves holidays and is transferring her passion for holidays to a fictional character. Hmmmm, maybe some therapy is in order.)
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    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    Zippy is a fickly sort of a bloke, as sailors and Vikings and such tend to be.

    He found a new lady love when this ship appeared in my cove this morning.

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    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    "I promise I will not touch one branch nor twig of your tree with my fearsome axe, my lady captain."

    Zippy is a man of his word.
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    Zippy likes this ship. And its lady captain.

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    It is pretty, has greenery, a rainbow and a castle.

    But he also likes this manly ship which visited my cove over the weekend.

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    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    Oh, NO!!!!!!!

    Zippy has crashed his ship and is marooned on a deserted island!

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    He is walking around to see if there is anyone on the island.

    Oh, dear, he has just realized he has landed on the island of silly sheep!

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    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    Luckily, Zippy had his cell phone in his pocket, and he texted his friend, SC. She sailed in to pick him up and save him from the Island of Silly Sheep.

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    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    Zippy likes the new ship in SC's cove. He thinks it is funny that the boosts are typewriters.

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    "I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

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    Zippy is upset. I have been ignoring him lately. He does not understand that RL takes precedence over fictional characters. He has sailed away.

    In a yellow submarine.

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    The last glimpse I had of him was as he was checking the hull for leaks. Then he went inside the sub and he was gone!

    I wonder where he went and what he is doing now?
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