Routine Maintenance – February 9, 2023

spwilcen (Or how WP “Reader Search” software functions) After a flood of bloggers whose efforts I “follow” (1) cross over to the dark side, becoming more commercial than informative or entertaining, (2) fall into “posted elsewhere” routines, (3) habitually post mostly “features” I’ve chosen not to read for one reason or another, or (4) fallContinue reading “Routine Maintenance – February 9, 2023”

Production Woes – February 5, 2023

spwilcen “Awright, kiddies, let’s get this blog post put to bed!” “Not ready yet, J.R.!” “Whozzat?” “Wendy Liftwitz, J.R., Graphics Coordinator.” “Well, Wendy Leftwhizz, what the hell do you mean? We’re scheduled to post in forty-five!” “Forty-three, J.R.!” “Now whodahell izzat?” “Bert Pendergast, J.R., Timing and Scheduling.” “Fine. So?” “Down to forty-two minutes and thirty-eightContinue reading “Production Woes – February 5, 2023”

Chatting as the Snow Fell – January 22, 2023

graphix: spwilcen Triggers: Stereotyping. Politics.TSG Approval: 2023-01-009-UUALexiphobe Clearance: Too many words for lexiphobes Larry and Roger – Kinda It was a wet and heavy Currier and Ives postcard snow.  Well past Twelfth Night; only the second significant snowfall for the winter.  While indeed picturesque, it was an insidious coronary assault on neighborhood old dudes. ThoseContinue reading “Chatting as the Snow Fell – January 22, 2023”

Beware the “Smile” – January 19, 2023

graphix: spwilcen Didn’t make the cut for the “Fiction” tab.*  Needs work.  Won’t get it.  I’m done with it. Triggers: Language, cynicism, and innuendoTSG Approval: 2023-01-006-HoHumLexiphobe Clearance: Shy 300 words Smiles “Lookit!” “What am I supposed to see?” “Ronnie over there. Damned if he ain’t smiling at you.” “So?” “Means he’s glad to see you. Continue reading “Beware the “Smile” – January 19, 2023″

Spastic Noodles – January 13, 2023

Graphix: spwilcenTSG Approval: 2023-01-003-AFULexiphobe Clearance: Level one: minimal Zooks – triskaidekaphobia Or as most of us know it, fear of Friday the Thir4teenthg.  [Hmm. Something going on here, that’s not exactly the word I meant to type.  Odd.  No theremin or suspenseful organ background music.  No strobe lights.  Listen.  Hear that? Exactly. Nothing. No ominousContinue reading “Spastic Noodles – January 13, 2023”

Christmas Gifts Past – January 3, 2023

graphix: spwilcen Well look, it’s coming-up on Twelfth Night. Before that, it would be the proper thing to do to communicate again to gracious gifters how much I appreciate their thoughtfulness, creativity, and largesse. It might be a swell idea if I took another look at one or two that were, um, ah, unique.  YouContinue reading “Christmas Gifts Past – January 3, 2023”

Anecdotal Guidance – December 5, 2022

graphix: spwilcen The right way and the not right way Apparently, there are correct ways to go about most anything and everything.  Or, correctly declared, when you think experience has shown you how to correctly accomplish something, someone or some DIY social post comes along suggesting you’ve been doing it incorrectly all these many years.Continue reading “Anecdotal Guidance – December 5, 2022”