Flash Blog: See? – May 21, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Lookit [what a play on words that one is!1] what I seed in the news feed this morning.  News of LED contact lenses to address certain vision problems. Not to correct, but to actively treat.  This is amazing.  Here’s the link to a Scitechdaily article. “What,” you ask, “so tickles the old curmudgeonContinue reading “Flash Blog: See? – May 21, 2022”

Bear With Me – May 18, 2022

graphix: spwilcen For the next two weeks1 I will be erratic.2  Posts beyond those already scheduled likely won’t happen3 because there are huge rehab projects underway at chez spwilcen. Having moved worldly goods4 off the van, to inside the house, to the basement for staging, to the “assigned” upstairs living space, I’ve now re-moved almostContinue reading “Bear With Me – May 18, 2022”

Life Rules – May 16, 2022

photo/graphix: spwilcen Mouseover: Here’s a gratuitous kitty pic. While I have your attention, I realize the grammar here offends some twits. It’s intentional. It’s for effect. Okay, and maybe just a little because I know it will offend some out there. Those are the very people who need to be jarred into real life orContinue reading “Life Rules – May 16, 2022”

Old Crew Wine Episode IX – May 15, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Episode IXDarkside Tommy Carrying a small duffle bag jammed with underwear, tees, socks, my shaving gear, and three pair of clean Levi’s, I pounded the button on the garage wall to open the garage door. Someone or something with a two-pack-a-day cigarette habit gravelled my name. It caught me by surprise.  Actually, putContinue reading “Old Crew Wine Episode IX – May 15, 2022”

Old Crew Wine – Field Report – May 13, 2022

graphix” spwilcen Episode VIIIField Report Mouseover. Assigned words today are violence, sleuthing, unbeknownst, harbinger, and trophies.  Best we dispense with these words quickly so as not to impede the flow of an otherwise delicious episode. Oh. For you lexiphobes – under 500 words. C Connie Warburton suggested we have late lunch at a Thai jointContinue reading “Old Crew Wine – Field Report – May 13, 2022”

The Interview – May 12, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Mouseover: Lexiphobes! Rejoice! Less than 500 words. Your coffee won’t even have time to cool down.” Blogger: Why do you follow my blog? Reader: I dunno.  I’m not sure, but I think I wasn’t paying attention, wanted to go back to that page that shows all the good stuff to look at becauseContinue reading “The Interview – May 12, 2022”

Cash Prize! – May 11, 2022

graphix: spwilcen [30 words maximum including title and draft in 1:45 minutes or less.] Ready, set, go! Cash PrizeAward: $30.00Deadline: 5/12/2022Judge’s decision: Arbitrary and finalRules: 112-125 words strictly prose on the topic “Fifty reasons everyone can be a writer.”Submission: Completed entries must Ding! Word limit! 25 cents a word is a pretty hefty prize!

Kicked A Stone – May 11, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Mouseover Under 250 words.  Reading time 6 hours, forty-five minutes, three seconds.  Say!  If you can’t read these mouseovers, let me know.  I’ll get them engraved on a kitty collar.  Take a pic of the kitty. Upload it. Add it to a post.  Know you like pictures of kitties. Therapeutic, these long walks. Continue reading “Kicked A Stone – May 11, 2022”

Claxbury Corners – May 9, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Episode XVII – West Coast Calling Maybe a month after I’d talked with Bobby Martin on the phone, he called City Hall and asked me to stop by the Clarion Offices after the close of business.   The why of it was no secret. He wanted to go over the numbers on the latestContinue reading “Claxbury Corners – May 9, 2022”

Old Crew Wine Episode VII – May 8, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Episode VIITerms Reached C Connie Warburton stuck out her hand.  I guessed I was supposed to shake it.  Usually, like two dogs playing ‘you sniff me, I’ll sniff you,’ as far as I’m concerned, shaking hands is natural after “Bob, this is Elrod. Elrod, this is Bob,” but not so much when eitherContinue reading “Old Crew Wine Episode VII – May 8, 2022”