4-24-2022: Content is being selectively restored. If you have an interest in a piece “withdrawn” do not be bashful; ask for it to be restored. Time permitting, I may do so, but only if asked.


A little reminder…

“Conversations” often crosses the line into NSFW. People talk, and it’s not always, “Golly, Bubba!” or, “Jeepers, Emily!” and such.  Writers write what they know: you’d wonder if I ate a lot of bar soap as a kid. Not really.  Soap was an expensive commodity, so I suffered more than one trip to the woodshed, which is not a great way to encourage building a snazzy vocabulary. The message kind of gets lost in the moment.

Conversation posts
  • Animal Control (NSFW) 7/4/2020 Minding my own business when the county Animal Control guy stops by to pester me about my “dog.” (restored)
  • Cigar Store 11-12-2020 Planning a celebration, I had the Irish. I needed a good cigar… (restored)
  • Dentist’s Office (NSFW) 6/17/2020 We’ve all dealt with the rigamarole of coordinating a dentist’s office visit. I’d had a belly full of nonsense. (restored)
  • Horse Show (NSFW-ish) 11/27/2020 The Boss suggested we mosey over to see a horse show… (restored)
  • The Interview 6/21/2020 Interviewing for a new position. Something of a career change…
  • Security (NSFW) 6/21/2020 Semi-retired, needed something to keep me out of the house after yard work was done. So I took a part time job… (restored)
  • Surrogate all episodes (NSFW) Jack struggles against a cancer. I thought, in spite of my poor standing with The One, to intercede. You know, ask for a little help for Jack.
  • Sweatbands 11/9/2020 Doggone sweat runs down into your eyes…
  • Telecommunicating 11/24/2020 Observations in new-age telecommunications.
  • Whiskers 11/6/2020 My neighbor fancies he’s an expert in things “dog.” As it turns out… (restored)

“You know, what I should have said to the insufferable snot was…”  You’ve been there, right? “Conversations” includes snappy rebuttals that never occurred until two or three minutes too late. It also includes entire conversations between two or more people built around observation of human nature, odd exchanges between insanely different personalities, frustration with societal rules and missing rules, and pure moments of insanity (on my part).  I do offer that more than one was an attempt to address a serious problem, question, or issue.  It’s up to you to discover which those might be.

For occasionally poking fun at segments of society, “Conversations” is routinely NSFW.  Obesity, slovenliness, gender, youth and age, bigotry, radicalism, politics, and religiosity head the list of not-off-limits touchpoints.  If you really take offense when your manner of dress is belittled, don’t wander through “Conversations.”  There is not enough time to preface or catalog classes of folk who might consider each piece offensive. Then, any piece might poke at more than one, um, ah, personal trait.  You have been warned.

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