Morning Brief – August 12, 2022

graphix: spwilcen DIY advances After self-ticketing and self-schlepping baggage, domestic travelers will welcome the latest air travel innovation. 1 The TSA announced today that by mid-autumn, self-check security lanes will be in operation at most major US airports.  Should travelers experience difficulty with self-check security, fifteen to twenty TSA agents will be idling on-hand atContinue reading “Morning Brief – August 12, 2022”

What and Why – August 12, 2022

graphix: spwilcenQueued 7/28/2022 I just discovered why I like to write. Not “discovered” really.  More I’m reminded of something I’d lost sight of the last four or five years. I’m re-reading a book I last read seventeen years ago.  I can accurately say seventeen, not “fifteen” or “something on the order of twenty” years ago.  Continue reading “What and Why – August 12, 2022”

Tower of Babel – August 11, 2022

graphix: spwilcenqueued 7-29-2022 So, they asked Q215: Should long titles be allowed or banned? Yes No A215:    1 Technically correct Implied here, but not entirely clear, this typifies questions seeking yes/no, true/false, or one-of-multiple-choice responses.  Technically, the answer is correct.  Or not. The question itself suggests a dichotomy. Which tosses up the “Black and WhiteContinue reading “Tower of Babel – August 11, 2022”

Quickie Quiz – August 10, 2022

It might be that the subject of mortality [your own or someone else’s] is something you do not care to consider .0  If mortality disturbs you, do not read on.  We understand, you sissy. When you die _____. you will be buried. you will be cremated. you will be entombed. your remains will be donated,Continue reading “Quickie Quiz – August 10, 2022”

Just Like That – August 9, 2022

Queued 7/27/2022 If you recall Or maybe not.  Seems, though, I’ve mentioned my current plans for casa refurb were to hold the line against attempts to put me to work painting until autumn and cooler weather. Seeing as how I’m the one gonna do the painting and far as I know there’s no “season” forContinue reading “Just Like That – August 9, 2022”

Vitalis and Old Spice – August 8, 2022

graphix: spwilcenQueued 7/26/2022 Want to guess where I’m going with this? Fragrance Flashback As a youth, I had a handsome head of hair.  Took a lot of ribbing about “curls” from the ladies.   As I remember, my hair wasn’t curly, but thick and wavy, sandy brown.  Never used any hair cream on it.  Once, aContinue reading “Vitalis and Old Spice – August 8, 2022”

I Forgot – August 7, 2022

graphix: spwilcen But I’m allowed. Has to do with the number of birthdays celebrated. A short story not published here was posted August 5 to The Chamber Magazine. It is dark fiction. Out of norm for me. I know this appeals to many folks. If you want to see what the Chamber Magazine is allContinue reading “I Forgot – August 7, 2022”

Whoopie! – August 7, 2022

graphix: spwilcenqueued 7/25/2022 Yahoo! Scheduling this to post two weeks from now, I’ve got two weeks to focus on writing “stuff” and maybe sending one or two pieces off to publishers. Fourteen days! Free to work on pieces exceeding 300 words.  Clean-up that novella. Consider once again talking to the editor/agent about making the novelContinue reading “Whoopie! – August 7, 2022”

Disclaimers – August 6, 2022

graphix” spwilcen MA Language: May contain adult concepts – reality, truth, full disclosure, and/or sarcasm No. 48:Which reads: “May contain milk/peanuts/soy/wheat.” — This one is easy pickings.  Let’s take Milk, Moo Cow Juice, Bossy Cola, Bovine Lactose Leakage. — “Pardon me. What are you buying there?” “A gallon of milk.” “‘Milk,’ did you say?” “Yes.”Continue reading “Disclaimers – August 6, 2022”