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Writing forces me to examine my views as cold words on a page.
My views are borne out of my experiences on this world.
My experiences are slowly adding to the short story that is my life.
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One can easily argue the duplicity of people when it comes to the value of being smart. There are many definitions of smart. Some relate to specific metrics (IQ) while others place the emphasis on matters that are harder to … Continue reading
Yessiree, boys and girls! Step right up as I try sounding like I know what I’m talking about! OK, I kid . . . I have no idea what I’m talking about, and I’m not about to pretend I do. … Continue reading
Today is the five year anniversary of my blog . . . Assuming a noon-to-noon time accounting, I’ve been at this 3,652 days, or 315,532,800 seconds. The traditional and modern anniversary gift for five years is ‘wood’. . . . I don’t … Continue reading
Long time readers might know I occasionally go on photo drives and then write posts about the photographs from those drives. I also used to always go to and from work with my photography gear at the ready. Readers might know that … Continue reading
Warning: this is one of my marathon posts; it might load slow and it will take some time to read. It takes little time to skim. It will take no time at all to just read this paragraph and look … Continue reading
Here’s my final piece covering The Guardian‘s article Ten Rules for writing fiction, Part 2. It’s a compilation of many authors giving their ten rules or tips for writing. I counted at least 26 authors . . . that’s 260 tips or rules. There … Continue reading
Guess what? I found The Guardian‘s article Ten Rules for writing fiction, Part 1 and Part 2. It’s a compilation of many authors giving their ten rules or tips for writing. I counted at least 26 authors . . . that’s 260 … Continue reading
My earlier post documented my visit to Chicago’s millennium Park and the Navy Pier. It was an enjoyable afternoon full of color, shiny stuff, water, boats, and buildings. Did I mention color? Well, here’s the funny part . . . … Continue reading
In 2008 we had a short visit to the middle of Illinois. While there, Melisa had the opportunity to go see a play in Chicago, a 3.5 hours drive from where we were. The play was Jersey Boys, the plan … Continue reading
This is the first post of our cruise for which there is no corresponding post from the ship. That means no versions of these photos have been seen anywhere in the universe before now. . . . except, you know, … Continue reading
If posts were maps, this one and the rest that document our Caribbean cruise would be shown under the label “Terre Incognite”. Perhaps more appropriately, “Terre e Oceani Incogniti”. That’s because this and future posts about last year’s cruise do not … Continue reading
The second part of the original St. Kitts posts (HERE) concerned itself with our visit to Brimstone Hill Fortress. There are two sources I suggest people read to get a sense of the history of the place. Once again I … Continue reading
OK, on with documenting our now more-then-a-month-old Caribbean Cruise. Interesting . . . the editor flags “then” as being wrong. The quick rule, as I remember it . . . ‘than’ if making a comparison, ‘then’ if referencing time. I think I … Continue reading
The morning of December 14th saw us heading into the Bridgetown port, Barbados. The locals mostly paid us no mind . . . It looked as if our room would be facing the harbor and Bridgtown, but somewhere between me … Continue reading