Life's not fair
- Gloucester, Virginia,
- December 31
- Sorry - writer's block...
BTW the "birthday" listed above is false. I prefer to keep that day private, but am not permitted to do so here, so I'm forced to lie.
MY RECENT POSTS
October 22, 2014 03:01PM
- Justice for Mr. Boogedy
October 21, 2014 04:47PM
- Tree Voices
October 19, 2014 01:36PM
- Remember Snippy the Grammar
October 18, 2014 11:40AM
- 404 (a collaboration of Cormac
McCarthy, Mel Brooks and me)
October 17, 2014 01:21PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “If so, Zanelle, she sure
as hell earned her wings.
didn't hear any
October 22, 2014 04:18PM
- “She's real, Kosh. Cast a
spell on me.”
October 22, 2014 04:15PM
- “More a wandering mind, I
October 22, 2014 03:36PM
- “Gary, I do some of my
hardest thinking while cued up
October 22, 2014 03:28PM
- “In my Halloween
nightmare two adults show up
at my door
wearing pink gowns
October 22, 2014 12:32PM
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[Sagemerlin's latest post is an update on his findings regarding Salon Media Group and the unliklihood of either Salon or OS going belly up anytime soon. It should put an end to the Chicken Little gabbling (including my post here) but it also keeps alive the thinking about whether or… Read full post »
it's your birthday
It's not my birthday too--no
They say it's your birthday
You're gonna have a good time - yeah
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.
She learned from her mother, below
You guys be the jury. James M. Emmerling posted this photo of poet Robert Bly yesterday: My Meeting with a Great Poet
Bly's visage haunted me. Startled me at first, actually, and then haunted me, because it seemed so familiar. Suddenly it hit me… Read full post »
Here it is, bubba!
Photo courtesy of Tinkerertink69, a damned good cat!
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This was inspired by Dunniteowl's post today calling for us to boycott Open Salon for a day to protest OS management's refusal/inability to keep spam from choking the feed and slowing down their server so we legitimate posters cannot access the site.
I suggest that instead of a boycott,… Read full post »
Shot these thru the bathroom windows this morning as I was about to fill the tub. First time I've seen a deer in the garden since we moved here six years ago. Took this shot with my old LG flip-up cell phone. I knew it wouldn't be very good. … Read full post »
[Note: This review is dedicated to Grammar Atheist Hyblaean-Julie]
Editor or storyteller? Which would you rather be stranded with on the proverbial uninhabited island, assuming either would be too old and/or physically unattractive to distract from the choice? Or, let's try… Read full post »
Well, actually no it's not. Your life. It's just umm...well, shameless huckster that I am, I needed a familiar hook with which to justify lifting, without permission, images and information from your own websites. That was one, here's the other. And your/… Read full post »
Many years ago - 1922, in fact - Collier's Magazine published a curious short story by a young writer named F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story was called The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
It was about a baby that looked like a shriveled up little old man.
More recently - 2008,… Read full post »
Having a brewsky with my friends Potroast and Zuckerberg. This was way back at the beginning. We were the three most disliked freshmen at Harvard. Didn't even like each other, but, hey, we had to hang out with somebody, OK?
Zuckerberg and Potroast were arguing about..… Read full post »
The once exclusive Authors Guild has agreed to accept as members authors whose books are published by other than the traditional method.
Guild spokesman Terrence King confirmed Friday the organization's members voted at its annual meeting in March to open its membership to self-published auth… Read full post »
No hint of suspicion from anybody, and surely this morning would have been the time for them to pounce. Whew. I arrived at the school office early and learned all three gym instructors were out unexpectedly, so, after a last-minute scramble by the school secretary, two more subs w… Read full post »
Got this email today:
Our members voted at last month's annual meeting to open Guild membership to self-published authors. All of the rules aren't in place yet, but self-published authors who earn at least $500 in writing income in the 18 months prior to applying do… Read full post »
As I mentioned in an earlier post, because I'm one of the alleged blurbists Cranky Cuss included in the praise panel on the back cover of his new book Send in the Clown Car: The Race for the White House in 2012, I am ethically forbidden in theory from publishing a/… Read full post »
Just finished reading Icyhighs's latest post this morning - A Vagina Monologue - and will spend the rest of the day - week, if necessary - awaiting anxiously the deluge of female responses sure to follow. My occasional pal Chicken Maaan even left a comment anticipating such an admirable contest/… Read full post »
The fork looked familiar and the distance seemed about right. I'd been there many times in the six years we'd lived here. A couple of things were different this morning. Our dog, Tasha, had elected to stay home, so I was alone, and it had been a month or… Read full post »
First of all, this is not about Thomas Kinkade the man (who died today) or Thomas Kinkade the drunk or Thomas Kinkade the super marketer or Thomas Kinkade the super Christian or Thomas Kinkade the fraud suspect or even Thomas Kinkade the philanthropist (oh, yes, that's buried in… Read full post »
The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Libya and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." The English have not been "A… Read full post »
We bush pilots… Read full post »
Heard this on NPR just now. I'm still laffing. Might have have torn my appendix or given myself a hernia. May end up suing somebody. Play this video with caution.
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Feeding the chickens this morning I noticed these dogwood buds had just opened. Went back in and got the camera, and when I started to frame the photo I saw some redbud blooms in the background. Put me in a Eastery mood.
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Great idea, Zum. I've seen some beautiful hoodied mugs answer the call thus far, starting with yours. Lezlie's too. Actually hers was the first I opened as it was the first I spotted in the feed. Quick dropped what I was doing, whipped out my...hoodie and here I am.
He did it. He really did it. Cranky didn't just mock up a book cover that somebody could hold in front of the camera at the latest OS New York meet-up or paste on his blog to make it appear he'd actually written and published a book. He… Read full post »
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