Fluff – November 9, 2020

Working on a major piece which may not make the cut.  I figure it’s a good piece.  It has several things going against it:  (1) I think it’s good. That means for everyone else, it’s a yawner. (2) It’s long. 7K words. No WordPresser I know is going to put up with that.  Fact ofContinue reading “Fluff – November 9, 2020”

Special Edition – November 6, 2020

Behind on my reading of the many fine bloggers I follow and am inspired by, because I was, unh, guess what, writing new stuff, I missed a notice from Hobbo.  It seems he made a mistake and awarded the “Honourable Order of Best Blog Owners” recognition to, um, well, me. Risking this public acknowledgement causingContinue reading “Special Edition – November 6, 2020”

Experts Say – for November 7, 2020

Cynic of the day When I run across an article touting “experts say,” I begin to look askance at the whole of it.  If you must tell me the individual or individuals you’re propagandizing for are ‘experts,’ you just admitted you yourself don’t have complete faith in what you’re going to insult me with.  You’veContinue reading “Experts Say – for November 7, 2020”

Whiskers – November 6, 2020

Photo by Maud Slaats on Pexels.com Ronald, across the street sideways, and I are almost neighbors.  He and his missus are five years or so new to the neighborhood.  Physically close enough, what keeps us from being real neighbors is our ages and that we only occasionally enjoy pre- and post- work-commute meetings.  Ronald isContinue reading “Whiskers – November 6, 2020”

Community Service – October 23, 2020

Pickup on line 5… Consulting gigs off for the COVID restrictions and the difficulty of submitting bids, not being able to tour prospects’ current facilities, I’d fairly-well caught-up on household chores and projects.  The yard couldn’t take another mowing.  It shudders when it hears the mower start.  The garden had been cleared, sheep manure spreadContinue reading “Community Service – October 23, 2020”

Once Upon A Time No. 2 – October 21, 2020

Big Bad Got a Bum Rap “Yo, Pete!  Izzat you Pete?  Pete Peters?” “Guilty!”  I turned to see none other than Jacques Benstokk coming out of the High Sheriff’s Tax Assessment and Revenue Collections hut.  I’d unhappily finished my business there thirty minutes before.  Pumpkin farming stinko this year anyway, Chauncy Eldor, one of theContinue reading “Once Upon A Time No. 2 – October 21, 2020”

Ramble Rumblings – October 7, 2020

Playing fair Don’t ask me why, but I give equal time to Democranks and Repullicans.  Curious: I bump into a Democrank who impresses me with what s/he writes or says, they begin to make points with their rationalization.  Not often, now and again.  As if they sense it’s time for the kill, they press onContinue reading “Ramble Rumblings – October 7, 2020”

Unicorns and Powerpoints – October 5, 2020

Many times before, I’ve said, if you have something for whatever reason you cannot do that you dearly want done or that must be done, find someone already far too busy and approach them.  I’ll go on record suggesting you should ask, beg, cajole, connive, threaten, or couch your “need” in a dare to getContinue reading “Unicorns and Powerpoints – October 5, 2020”

Shorthand – September 25, 2020

You might have to look for it, but it’s there: language and innuendo.  Hence NSFW. Now, if you’re so bored, so lacking something to torque your bonnet1 that you are prepared to take umbrage at what follows, get a life!  This is an old guy poking at follies and foibles of a singular aspect ofContinue reading “Shorthand – September 25, 2020”

Compost – September 21, 2020

As much as the title seems to fit – take your pick – the political environment and upcoming elections, wildfires raging1, politicizing what should be the least political of the three branches of national  government, the COVID19 pandemic or nondemic, unsportsmanlike conduct of the most visible professional sports organizations and athletes; but wait, there’s more!Continue reading “Compost – September 21, 2020”