Repeat this incantation on the second Tuesday of each month, once for each Windows device. . .
Creative Juices is this week's Topic for Zoomers Writers Wednesday. This has been a tough one for me, because I haven't found much in the way of creative juices lately.
Brief editorial comment. . .
What I know for sure is that the raw-foods organic vegetable juices hypochondriacs and other assorted health nuts make in their blenders is not what we are…Continue
Be forewarned, herein is written of the ravings of a madman. Ladies and gentlemen of delicate disposition are advised to avert their eyes.
The Personal journals of Dr. Thomas Braynfever, Director of the Royal Hospital for the Curiously Deranged, have been recently discovered . This document has shed some new light on the recently revealed final verses of “Paradise Lost”…Continue
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I would use some of the time under my control to visit my relatives in the past. I would hang out with them as adult peers, maybe around 1940.Continue
Sometimes a person simply has to run away from the world and the troubles it lends us.
What works for me:
There's more than one way to get this job done. I have a few favorite escape routes.
A Walk in the Woods
Moving myself to a more natural setting brings a sense of calm. A walk in the woods has been a favorite cure for an unsettled mind since time immemorial. The Great Wilds are not…Continue
If I could invent anything today, I think I would go for something useless and flashy.
An invention that makes a strong statement about something. Or maybe a statement about nothing, or a statement about everything.
But certainly something incomprehensible, otherwise where's the fun in all this?
Maybe something like this. .…Continue
A Big adventure? I say “No thanks”
I don't feel a great longing for real adventures these days. Climbing Mt Everest probably is not in my future. I don't know whether I should feel troubled about that. My attitude towards adventure is pretty much the same as Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit”.…Continue
1. Lingerie & pajamas. Bullshit. What do you really sleep in?
A torn red nightshirt in the winter. In warmer weather, it's whatever t-shirt I wore that day. If I didn't wear an older t-shirt, it might be the t-shirt I wore the day before that. Especially if I'm too sexy for my nightshirt.…Continue
Will the IPad eliminate the need for paper in our lives?
See the evidence and decide amongst yourselves.
Mauna Loa erupted in 1881. Lava flowed northeast toward Hilo, destroying everything in its path. The lava inched its way closer and closer to the city. Local Christians prayed to their god, but otherwise passively awaited their fate at the hands of the volcano. Some credit a Princess with saving the city by praying to Pele, the Hawaiian peoples' goddess of the volcanoes.
We neighbors to the south look north for exemplar good manners.
A recent lapse by an Encana senior executive makes me wonder if it is only the Little People in Canada who adhere to good…Continue
My thoughts have been pretty scattered and abstract lately. I have been thinking about History and some elementary but strange ideas about sets of numbers.
A Pfennig for a thought about history - What if they had a war and everybody did silly British theatre comedy dance routines?
I always wondered how history would…Continue
I saw two very strange things today. Next time I need to bring my camera.
(1) A guy standing by a bus stop in an improvised Superman costume.
(2) a rusty old 1980s vintage dodge sedan with vanity license plates that spelled out, "DIVORCE".
Heaven help all of us here inAardvarkk Arkkade (really Arden Arcade).
Do not worry. Experts agree everything is fine,…Continue
My shadow follows me wherever I go. The more light that’s around me, the darker the shadow gets. Even in the darkness of my lovely den, I fear the shadow is still near, but I can’t see it. It only shows itself in the light.
Sometimes I don’t notice the shadow, that’s what happens when something is almost always there. At other times, I can see the shadow so clearly that I can’t see anything else. The shadow becomes my world. That makes me pretty…Continue
I have to confess – I like some comics and cartoons. I prefer to think of the ones I like best as Graphic Novels and Animation Art. Talking about “comics” and “cartoons” brings the Roadrunner and Archie and Veronica to mind.
Comics writers and illustrators have created powerful graphic novels and cartoon images. Some of their work tells stories and conveys messages far beyond the power of words…Continue
Stigma is no one's friend.
The dictionary defines stigma as a mark of disgrace associated with a circumstance or quality, often a mental health issue.
Some Christian traditions claim stigmata are a sign of sainthood. For we mortals, however, a stigma is almost never a good thing. If we find ourselves dealing with a mental or physical issue, shame or disgrace is the last thing we need.
New Agers will tell you that your illness is somehow your…Continue
This week's subject, "Hockey Night in Canada", left me in a tough place. I have never had a hockey night in Canada or anywhere else. I have gone to my share of minor league hockey games when I lived in Milwaukee.
Since I don't know much about Hockey Night, I decided to share everything I learned about Canada in my School Years.
NHL rosters proved that all…Continue
I have never been big on New Years Resolutions.
Even as a kid I noticed adults talking about their New Years Resolutions, but I realized they tended to lose their resolve before they made any real progress. I have always used New Years as a moment to relax and take stock of things, and maybe watch a football game on TV. I can always find some…Continue
Christmas is coming. Both my sister and I love our foster parents, but we are getting tired of…Continue