Writing Report for 11 December 2017

Writing Report for 11 December 2017

by The busy-ness seems to continue. I didn’t get a lot done on the writing front this week and, now that I look back, that seems completely normal when I’m on day shift in the past year. Working nights, I seem to have more quiet time available. Accomplishments rank above zero, but count mainly as …

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I Should Be A Tragically Hip Fan

I Should Be A Tragically Hip Fan

by So, I’ve never really been a Tragically Hip fan. There are plenty of reasons I should be, the least of which is that I’m related to one of the band members on my mother’s side, not that I’ve seen him since I was a little kid. As close as I’ll get to name-dropping. Far …

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I Think I Hate Christmas

I Think I Hate Christmas

by Really. Christmas sucks in a lot of ways and I’m just about as sick of it as I can get. Writing that, I’m fairly convinced I’ll be even more sick of it next year. Hear me out for a minute. Major retail outlets start having a Christmas section sometime in August, more than four …

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Miyazato-Sensei Was A Wise Man

Miyazato-Sensei Was A Wise Man

by I’ve been studying karate for closing in on nine years now, and I get a lot out of it, mentally, physically, psychologically, socially. It’s become an important part of my life and health, and I hope to continue that for the rest of my life. My Sensei fairly often quotes Eiichi Miyazato-Sensei, the founder …

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Friday Poetry

Friday Poetry

by Words strewn across a page Can capture any age Express random thoughts Show battles won or fought A moment set in time An image held in mind Encourage ideas Share hopes and dreams and fears Persuade or strike a blow Or merely say hello Any voice can be heard By simple, printed word by

Easing Back on Social Networking

Easing Back on Social Networking

by So I think I spend too much time on social networking. And, let’s be honest, most of that is on Facebook lately. I still enjoy Twitter, but I treat that primarily as an information source. I lurk a lot because I find it too difficult to have a nuanced discussion or argument with somebody …

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Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk

by Conversation is important. Meaningful conversation is important. And I don’t mean the way that men and women talk to each other or separately, because yes, evolution has provided more than one set of basic wiring and we don’t talk or communicate the same way, and yes, some of that can be divided at least …

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