WordPress.com – Upsetting the Balance

As of the end of this month (and 2,000 Daily Prompts, 380 Photo Challenges, 260 Community Pools, and 100 First Fridays later), we will no longer publish new posts, prompts, or challenges on this site. - Ben Huberman, WordPress.com The Daily Post - As you can see from the announcement above, WordPress Prompts and Photo... Continue Reading →

The Upside to Absent-mindedness

For some reason there is a malfunction, some disconnect, between my imaginary hello and, well, my actual hello... Just know this: if you have ever passed me in the hall and I appeared to ignore you, it actually wasn't like that at all... - Stuart McLean, The Vinyl Cafe Notebooks - An imaginary hello. Yes,... Continue Reading →

A Line Up of Sunrises

We have a roof top patio in Arizona - a perfect place for watching sunrises, sunsets, and star gazing. The science behind contrails is fascinating. Contrails should never be a cause for alarm; after all, folks don’t flip out on chilly days when their breath forms a cloud. If it’s cold enough and the air... Continue Reading →

Mildly Amusing Missives #2

Robert Fulghum - Questions and Answers Question: If you could live your life over, what changes would you make? Answer: None. Well, maybe I wouldn’t have eaten some bad oysters, and would forgo the times I had too much wine and was miserably hung over. But otherwise, I’d live it all over again – knowing... Continue Reading →

Not Fueled by Chocolate

As I slide towards another birthday, I am reminded that increasing age diminishes my ability to shed those extra pounds that cluster around the part of my body that makes me look like a pear. An unfortunate side effect of getting older is that it is getting harder to maintain anything remotely resembling an hour... Continue Reading →

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