Posts Categorized: People

People literally use literally too much

I try not to be a word snob. You don’t read me complaining about bad grammar or “the death of language” in society. People talk and write as they do. I’m not trying to be anyone’s literary conscience. But, people literally use literally too much. People literally don’t know what literally means It’s pretty obvious… Read more »

A moment of not silence

Again? Or is it “still”? We know how this will play out. First come the thoughts and prayers and then, all over the country, various moments of silence in “respect” of the dead. Here’s a thought that might have a prayer of respecting the lost lives: how about a moment of not silence? A moment… 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 »

You’ve got no mail

you've got no mail

When the calendar changed recently, I didn’t change with it. I mean, I should have, but I resisted. Finally, ol’ Father Time clocked me with his hourglass. Because he sent me a clear and unequivocal message: You’ve got no mail. Setting some base parameters Okay, first, let’s get the specs out of the way: I’m… Read more »

Why you gotta say that?

I give Trump a lot of credit in this blog. Granted, a lot of it is for bad things, but today I’m talking about good things. Really. He does deserve credit and sometimes doesn’t get it. But, I have to give him credit for that, too. Because, stuff he says makes me scratch my head… Read more »

It’s time to throw these phrases under the bus

Originality is rarely a characteristic of news coverage. Politics acts much the same. So, combining news and politics really strains creative thought. Still, it’s time to throw these phrases under the bus. I initially considered doing this post as either a Miss Communication or an Out on a Limb entry. Then, I realized it’s not… Read more »

Opponents but not enemies

Well, that didn’t take long. Wasn’t it less than a week ago we had those heartfelt eulogies about working together? All it takes is a Supreme Court justice nominee and a book to put everyone back in their corners. When did we forget how to be opponents but not enemies? This is real on the… Read more »

Why I still have hope

I’ve been having this long-running debate with various friends and family members. It’s my contention that Trump supporters are not stupid. Nor traitors, blind or dumb. As further evidence about corruption in and around Trump’s people surfaces and poll support doesn’t change, it takes a toll even on me. And then something remarkable happens, which… Read more »

Must…have…more…shiny objects!

The recent circus surrounding Donald Trump is not surprising. If anything, it confirms my opinion of him. I take care to avoid impugning his intelligence. In fact, his cunning is quite formidable. He gets all the help he could ask for from a media that cannot resist. They must…have…more…shiny objects! If one looks at Trump’s… Read more »

The lure of the internet

Last month, I spent an inordinate amount of time on a new forum. Chatting. Discussing. Posting. Eventually, my body decayed and lack of food and sleep caused me to die of malnutrition. Okay, the last part is only a probability, but it does paint the lure of the internet. The danger is greater for someone… Read more »