Life's not fair
- Gloucester, Virginia,
- December 31
- Sorry - writer's block...
BTW the "birthday" listed above is false. I prefer to keep that day private, but am not permitted to do so here, so I'm forced to lie.
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McCarthy, Mel Brooks and me)
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that as the only
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Not much to say about this other than to suggest you turn your speakers up and make sure you have room to shake and dance.
Watch this and then try to dispute music can bring us all together, if only we give it a chance.
My feet are still jumping.
My thanks to fellow OSer Peter Winkler for posting a link in his comment on Ed Gorman's blog about the advent of Amazon's expansion into publishing more than just ebooks. Peter's link is to a piece by Ruth Franklin in The New Republic with the rather startling title, Why… Read full post »
Might have stumbled upon a way to rid the feed of the vermin. A simple call to SPAMFIGHTER. Why didn't I think of this before?
SPAMFIGHTER answered my call immediately. Glad to help, said he. Here's what he did: Went straight to the feed, called… Read full post »
Margaret Gunning posted this and other gifs involving cats on her wonderful blog House of Dreams. I'd put them all up here, but that would use up too much of my skimpy bandwidth allotment. I copied this one because we have roosters and we have a cat - Jax… Read full post »
My sister told me the other day she and a cousin have been doing a little genealogical research and think we may have a Jewish ancestor on my father's side. I was raised in the Gulf of Ambivalence separating my mother's mild-but-devout Lutheranism and my dad's snarky atheism.
GoDaddy would want our cold cash
But we ain't got enough of that stash.
Most other lit sites keep the riff raff away
Unless you're a friend or are willing to pay.
There are specialty places with limited… Read full post »
You gave us a way, for our fingers to play
All the night and the day, and new words we could say
Such as cursor and alt, reboot, mouse, scroll and save
And now you are gone from our midst so we wave: (Well, it's...)
A sheriff's deputy talked her out of jumping. She was sitting on a ledge below the roadway over the river. It was late at night and no one else was around. The deputy just happened to see her sitting out there. He parked his cruiser on the… Read full post »
Adverse emotions jousted in my head when I finally recognized the typo. It was an 18-point italic head. You don't misspell words that big. Not if you're trying to pass yourself off as a professional writer – a literary one, at that.
But I do and… Read full post »
I know many of you whom I consider friends have a different view than mine on the issue of personal gun ownership. With this in mind I'm sharing here the foreword to my just-released collection of stories, If the Woodsman is Late. Some of you may remember… Read full post »
Elmo Creedmore, junior senator from Iowa and a drop-dead handsome ambitious Republican, had just about finished his Caesar salad when his Blue Dog Democrat lunch mate finally got down to business. The noon sun cooperated with this shift from faux joviality by sliding behind a bank of serious clouds t… Read full post »
Much have I rated, commented and read,
And many forms I've sought to imitate;
Round many clever thoughts I've tried to skate
And met faint praise in every comment thread.
Whilst searching 'round for stuff to feed my head
Snagged was I by Con's Homeric spate;
Yet 'twas not… Read full post »
Cicadas crying for mates give the sweeter sound,
Their surrounding serenade soars with life and hope
Among the glad green leaves
As if to mock the generator's relentless throbbing groan.
New guy on the block.
Started its stubborn solo with… Read full post »
We cry when we squeeze out from the womb (dadumpdadumpdadump)
We cry when we think about our tomb (dadumpdadumpdadump)
We cry because we do not want to die (dadumpdadumpdadump)
We cry when we're afraid to try (dadumpdadumpdadump)
But I am not meaning to imply (dadumpdadumpdadump)
That we should not f… Read full post »
Mid-month, one of two crunch times for bill paying in Wall Street's latest War on the Middle Class. This is when my Social Security check magically appears in my account. First of the month is when the money I'm bleeding from my IRA shows up.My two biggest concerns… Read full post »
A friend sent me these in an email:
I started my first blog on Google's Blogspot on Saturday, September 19, 2009. I posted three posts on my debut day, and only one of them got a comment, from a friend. I started the blog the day after our family went to the movies and saw Julie & Julia. I… Read full post »
"Bamy," for those of you who have been reading nothing but political nightmare scenarios… Read full post »