Climbing the Stairway to Nopesvilles

Another birthday approaches and with that comes my annual tradition of self reflection.  It’s a practice that developed long ago and has yet to pay off, but still with the start of another year I like to ponder who I am and what brought me to this time and place.

This year, I’m reflecting on inexplicable neurosis that my children will one day discuss with their own therapists. Continue reading

Second Blog?

I’m addicted. So second blog it is!

Come on over to Lunch Hour Characters for bad art, silly captions and watch my slow decent into madness as characters come to life in the odd moments of downtime.

https://lunchhourcharacters.wordpress.com/

We’ll see how this single topic blog thing works out.  Experimentation is good.  With that mentality I think it becomes a science blog…

…no.

You could give my Facebook page a ‘like’ and technically be subscribed to both this site and Lunch Hour Characters all at once.  That’s efficiency.

Have a great weekend!

Must Haves: Amusement Parks

The big amusement park here in ol’ Colorado is Elitch Gardens. Elitch’s for the hip folks who prefer to discuss things efficiently and everyone knows what you’re referencing anyway.  I digress.  I’ve never really cared for the amusement park experience personally.  Roller Coaster Tycoon was my jam long ago.  Just like saying “my jam” was the world’s jam long ago.

The ideal amusement park is a tricky topic.  There’s no right. There’s no wrong.  There’s only amusing. That ever popular incomprehensible concept that drives humanity to the arts, to science, to discovery, to betterment.  These parks have some awesome responsibility.

There’s also the possibility of pizza and sticky concrete all over the place.  These parks have some weird possibilities.

Possibilities like…

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Support Groups for Trivial Issues

I’m pretty sure the internet exists to let people know they aren’t alone in their trivial concerns.  That’s no reason to avoid the issue.  We need others to suffer with us.

Wait.

…No.

We need to know others are suffering too?  Golly this is a depressing topic.

We’re talking about it anyway! Support groups for all sort of things are needed.

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Blogs You Should Know About

Blogger buddy o’ mine Angelica Kidd has been very kind and shared a few of my posts on her page.  Go see her site https://angelicakidd.wordpress.com/  She writes with a sense of honesty not found in many other places.

I am very much going to follow Angelica’s lead on this one as sharing is indeed caring.  WordPress is full of amazing writers, observers, photographers, storytellers, poets, puzzle makers, DIY-ers, and everything in between.

Here are blogs I adore and you should visit too.

Grace Crandall   Sleepy Tiger Stories is the name of the blog, masterfully crafted short stories are the… game.  I messed up this rhyme.  Grace writes the stories that make other writers say, “gah, I wish I could write like that.”  Go here.

Just Punch the Clock  Well crafted short stories and really well coordinated art.

Biff Sock Pow – Funny. Absolutely funny.

 

Go forth! Enjoy some amazing writers who obviously care about what they’re doing and how they do it.

None of the devices are on. #Blogging.

Prompts

To help the ol’ content machine that is this blog (har, har), I keep a “topic starters” post to provide prompts for when I’m dead tired, completely not creative, and the “life’s journey” material is particularly middling.  This topics page is generally added to when I’m dead tired, feeling far from creative or had a particularly boring day.

I went to this little suggestion box this evening.  In a way, a topic presented itself.

The topic that caught my eye: Qwerty keyboards for ducks.

No idea what that means.

Today’s lessons: writing is a weird hobby. Sleep is wildly important.

Blogging Lessons of 2016

Ah, the learning process.  ‘Tis fun.  2016 was basically year two of the blog.  The sequel if you will.  So what was 2016 like for this little pocket of internet?  Well, that’s a weird question, but content is awesome so here’s an answer!

The Blog: Continue reading