Training Rabbits – January 15, 2021

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Have to hurry up.  Get this drafted so I can set it aside.  A trip to the feed store is necessary.  If they don’t have what I need, I guess I’ll stop by the grocery to pick up as many heads of lettuce as the produce manager will allow.Continue reading “Training Rabbits – January 15, 2021”

Today’s Special – January 13, 2021

Quite chilly here this morning.  Snow icing rooftops in the hood, every house a gingerbread house.  Not to worry over too much sugar; it’s the thinnest veneer.  Overcast skies continue to spritz occasional flakes. Not winter by “up north” standards, but still chilly enough to show you your breath as you go about odd outsideContinue reading “Today’s Special – January 13, 2021”

Spoon Conundrum – January 11, 2021

Shortly, we will delve into high science.  If you are not scientifically oriented or do not understand that all scientific proofs are based upon all preceding proofs1, skip this post as it rates an NSFW2 alert. The carny barker picture above illustrates today’s subject.  Sadly, no bananas were available facilitating “banana for size.”  Editorial staffContinue reading “Spoon Conundrum – January 11, 2021”

Confusions – January 10, 2021

Laying aside stressful concerns Puttering away at mindless but relaxing chores outside in brisk wintery weather is good for me. Mindless chores do take the tiniest bit of attention.  Big issue thoughts are constantly interrupted to pay attention to what I’m doing.  Big issues get lost. The past election.  Stressful.  There’s not much hope forContinue reading “Confusions – January 10, 2021”

Gonna Rain – January 8, 2021

Folks took it in stride the first month without rain in Baugus County.  The second month that’s all anyone talked about.  People stopped talking about it the third month.  Looked like a bona fide drought.  We keep the dealership garage open late Fridays.  Tommy Jancock came into the garage about closing time.  Tommy strikes folksContinue reading “Gonna Rain – January 8, 2021”

Odds & Ends – January 7, 2021

Sidetracked Looking for a piece born, kicked around, and rejected sometime between May and June of last year, I stumbled across a piece I published on another site.  Wandering around the archives, I often get lost that way.  There’s not a thumb big enough to hold my place while I explore things unrelated to theContinue reading “Odds & Ends – January 7, 2021”

Rantless Ramble – January 6, 2021

Twelfth Night We’ve been blessed or cursed1 by unseasonably mild weather this last week.  Christmas Eve, it snowed.  Not Michigan, Dakota, or Buffalo snow, but a decent snow worthy of Currier and Ives.  Since then, we’ve enjoyed a few overnight lows down as far as twenty,2 a few days with mid-thirty high temperatures, and manyContinue reading “Rantless Ramble – January 6, 2021”

Electron Wastebin – January 4, 2021

Time to get out the whisk broom and dustpan.  Let’s open up the bulging “Wordpress Pending” folder.  If an item looks useable, use it.  If it was ill-conceived when scrubbed from the post it was intended to adorn and still shows no promise, scrap it.  If it’s a complete mystery, leave it in “Pending” anotherContinue reading “Electron Wastebin – January 4, 2021”

Olfactory Alerts – January 1, 2021

Let’s start into 2021 in style with a bona fide ramble. I’m up to it.1  You up to it?2 Of course, as the folks on the right side of the WordPress map3 are craning their necks to be the first to spot something new and improved about 2021, I’m writing this still trapped in 2020.Continue reading “Olfactory Alerts – January 1, 2021”

Closing Thoughts – December 31, 2020

I’ll be brief               Vegas says 8 to 2 against.  Get your bets down now…                Working on what I was supposed to be working on today – writing-wise – I made the rube mistake of leaving my newsfeed on.  Also had my site up.  Was doing well, only occasionally sticking my nose into WP to kudoContinue reading “Closing Thoughts – December 31, 2020”