How to Preserve and Use Grandma’s Doilies(11/3/2010)-Nostalgia – I am just one generation removed from a time when my people covered the tops of almost every piece of furniture with doilies! I don’t want to recreate that era […]
Announcing My Blog to the Public(12/31/2010)-Many, many years ago I started a small town newsletter. It was printed on 8.5 by 11 sheets of paper, and was run off on a hand cranked Gestetner mimeograph machine. A […]
I Should Have Bought a Cake(7/17/2011)-I started this blog 91 weeks ago. For the first 62 weeks, I told nobody about my Blog. It was a place I retreated to when I felt like writing something down. […]
Comments, Halloween and a Blog Birthday – 2011(11/2/2011)-Comments My post last week, Comments Etiquette – All or Some?, generated more comments than any other post I have written. The majority consensus was that it is just plain polite to […]
Slow But Steady Blogging Progress(3/14/2012)-My 300th Post - Slow but steady progress. Notable Quotable: Direction is more important than speed. We are so busy looking at our speedometers that we forget the milestone. - Author Unknown -
My First Ever ‘WordPress In Review’ Report(12/31/2012)-WordPress.com wished me a Happy New Year by sending me a computer generated summary of my blogging year. Notable Quotable: An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. - Bill Vaughn -
Why I Think I am Entitled to Popularity(5/14/2013)-My 400th blog post - a satirical look at Entitlement. Notable Quotable: "You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. - Abraham Lincoln -
Temporary – Blog Posts, Laundry and Hair Cuts(11/14/2017)-It is my 8th Anniversary of Blogging. Is that long enough to say blogging isn’t a temporary pastime for me? My blog posts, on the other hand, are only of temporary interest […]
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