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”

Morning Update – January 35, 2034

graphix: spwilcen Sadly, oh so sadly, this is all-too-real satire. 2024 National Election Prospects [5:13 AM Left Coast Time] Talltree Times and Trader has just learned from a second trusted source that the conflict between (Giggler) Kammy Harris and (C’mon, man) Sleepy Creepy over who should be Democratic candidate for First Clown in upcoming nationalContinue reading “Morning Update – January 35, 2034”

Everyone is a Writer – February 1, 2023

spwilcen Kicked a Stone It’s true.  Everyone is a writer.  Precious few good ones.  A few more mediocre.  The uncountable rest working somewhere in the shadows of terrible. But “writers” all. Busted! [You say:] Look, you old grouch.  Everyone talks.  It’s natural.  Same with writing.  It’s natural. You cannot, you old bastid, declare most “writers”Continue reading “Everyone is a Writer – February 1, 2023”

New Digs – January 30, 2023

spwilcen Say.  How do you like my new digs? Eh? Working the last major room for the relo-rehab, I grew tired [yet again] of the whole un-tarp, shift left, re-tarp, un-tarp, shift right, re-tarp process.  [It’s that or paint spatters and plaster dust on whatever I am too lazy to move out of the currentContinue reading “New Digs – January 30, 2023”

Career Change – January 25, 2023

spwilcen Triggers: Lechery, LanguageTSG Approval: NopeLexiphobe Clearance: Go away. Just go away Role models As a kid1 I wanted to be a cowboy.  Problem. Role models.  Roy Rogers was a sissy,2 couldn’t fight worth a snort, and wore his holsters too high on his hips to ever be good at fast draw. The rest ofContinue reading “Career Change – January 25, 2023”

Work Stoppages – January 24, 2023

graphix: spwilcen Triggers: None. Unless you can’t brook honesty.TSG Approval: 2023-01-010-EEFLexiphobe Clearance: Go away. Seriously, go away. Happy-happy.  Not a how-to or DIY. Ramblings1 on work stoppages at Chez spwilcenwrites. Maybe you experience these curses.2  There might be an idea for you here. At least consolation that you do not suffer alone. Writer’s block AcknowledgeContinue reading “Work Stoppages – January 24, 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”