From the Vault – November 13, 2020

Working two or three pieces that just don’t want to come together, I’m short something to present today.  With a string going in spite of a M/W/F blog commitment, I hate to miss today, Friday and all.  Especially knowing shortly before Thanksgiving I’m going to play hooky for a spell. I looked into the electronicContinue reading “From the Vault – November 13, 2020”

Senior Day Part 3 – November 12, 2020

If you can’t laugh at yourself, I suggest you have no self-respect.  You take yourself that seriously, you need to take a look around you, there’s a lot out there more important than you.  More important than you fifty years ago and last week.  More important than the misguided soul in your skin right now,Continue reading “Senior Day Part 3 – November 12, 2020”

Senior Day Part 2 – November 11, 2020

About the fruitcake I like fruitcake. Beats me how fruitcake got such a bad rap. If you have time and inclination, take one you get this year from your Aunt Cecelia. Line the tin it comes in with aluminum foil, wrap the cake in cheesecloth and pop it back into the lined tin. Every tenContinue reading “Senior Day Part 2 – November 11, 2020”

Senior Day Part 1 – November 10, 2020

Wowser.  Editing the piece for today, I was surprised to see I started this not five years ago, but back in 2009.  Time flies… fun…  yeah.  My apologies, Aunt Cecilia, but I cannot remove all the potty-mouth words.  Guess I’ll not make your holiday fruitcake list again this year.  Dang. This little exercise about theContinue reading “Senior Day Part 1 – November 10, 2020”

Fluff – November 9, 2020

Working on a major piece which may not make the cut.  I figure it’s a good piece.  It has several things going against it:  (1) I think it’s good. That means for everyone else, it’s a yawner. (2) It’s long. 7K words. No WordPresser I know is going to put up with that.  Fact ofContinue reading “Fluff – November 9, 2020”

Feelin Lazy – November 8, 2020

Been working on a chunk of “poemetry” nearly six months now.  As usual, when I decided to quit beating on it, it wasn’t hardly what I’d started out to do, nor was it particularly suited to goofy country novelty lyrics.  But I’m tired of it, want to be done with it, and am ready toContinue reading “Feelin Lazy – November 8, 2020”

Special Edition – November 6, 2020

Behind on my reading of the many fine bloggers I follow and am inspired by, because I was, unh, guess what, writing new stuff, I missed a notice from Hobbo.  It seems he made a mistake and awarded the “Honourable Order of Best Blog Owners” recognition to, um, well, me. Risking this public acknowledgement causingContinue reading “Special Edition – November 6, 2020”

Experts Say – for November 7, 2020

Cynic of the day When I run across an article touting “experts say,” I begin to look askance at the whole of it.  If you must tell me the individual or individuals you’re propagandizing for are ‘experts,’ you just admitted you yourself don’t have complete faith in what you’re going to insult me with.  You’veContinue reading “Experts Say – for November 7, 2020”

Whiskers – November 6, 2020

Photo by Maud Slaats on Ronald, across the street sideways, and I are almost neighbors.  He and his missus are five years or so new to the neighborhood.  Physically close enough, what keeps us from being real neighbors is our ages and that we only occasionally enjoy pre- and post- work-commute meetings.  Ronald isContinue reading “Whiskers – November 6, 2020”

Numbers – November 5, 2020

Doing seventy-five on highway one thirty-two,To my thinking, still had ‘bout three hundred miles to do.My quarter tank of gas might make ninety give or take.Was slap out of coffee; looked like time to take a break.Commenced to looking hard; lookin left and lookin right.‘Twas find a station soon Bud, or book it out thatContinue reading “Numbers – November 5, 2020”