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Fishing and writing depend on the same thing

It’s generally bad writing to stretch a metaphor too far, but in this case, I’m going to do it anyway. When I say fishing and writing depend on the same thing I mean, no matter how good the bait, you need to have a really good hook. Baiting the hook So, since we’re going with… Read more »

The mystery of the disappearing blog

the mystery of the disappearing blog explains why I haven't been posting

Okay, we may be done with the overall ennui posts, but there’s still some housekeeping to do before we hit full JMD stride in Ramblings. With that said, let’s discuss my reasons for the mystery of the disappearing blog. How hard can a little writing be? Fair question. First off, it’s not that little. Over… Read more »

My never-ending battle with ennui, part 2

This is about how I look when losing my never-ending battle with ennui

Welcome to the second half of my overly long return to blogging…and active life in general. This is my never-ending battle with ennui, part 2. I’m forcing you to go through these “introductory” blog posts before we get to the good stuff. Admittedly, that’s a relative qualitative statement, but, hey, you’re here reading this. As… Read more »

My never-ending battle with ennui

my never-ending battle with ennui

Nah, I’m not gonna make you look it up. Ennui – a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement. It’s a far greater threat than simple procrastination. Let me walk you through my never-ending battle with ennui. But first, a word from our sponsors… Before I get started, know… Read more »

That sounds like a cool idea

More than a week past my very last birthday BBQ, things are well back in order around the JMD household. During the BBQ, I brought up my desire to plan something big for my roundy next year. The general consensus was “that sounds like a cool idea”. Then I threw it open to the floor…. Read more »