Posts Categorized: Blogging

So tired of all the excuses

Nah, this isn’t a post about the poor response to covid-19. If nearly 100,000 deaths hasn’t frustrated you already, my itty-bitty blog isn’t going to make a dent. Instead, we’ll turn to an all-too frequent topic here – me – and how I finally got so tired of all the excuses. Well, excuse me At… Read more »

Putting the chill on blog posting

That’s right, prepare to be subjected to another of my whiny posts about the South Florida quote winter unquote. On the plus side, you won’t have to read many of them, since it’s putting a chill on blog posting. The chill of it all Yes, yes, I know you are experiencing a real winter. Not… Read more »

So that’s why people don’t do stuff

Recently, I gained access to Netflix (as a gift). I also am an Amazon Prime member, primarily for the free shipping (which they now seem to be forcing everyone else to do anyway). While I’m not a heavy TV viewer, friends and family badger me to watch this program or that. After finally acquiescing, I… Read more »

The heck with going green

Starting off with a Captain Obvious statement: the internet is vast. Sites, blogs and comments fill the bandwidth. Getting noticed is the key goal for many, but for me, I’m now saying the heck with going green. The heck with topical headlines Thanks to some software added to my website, my blog posts can now… Read more »

Writing on the road once traveled

writing on the road once traveled - finally writing up my 2 1/2 month super road trip, the GNABRT

Yep. Finally. Gonna do it this time. That Great North American Baseball Road Trip I drove back in 2015, I’m going to write the whole blamed thing up at last. Following is how I will tackle writing on the road once traveled. What exactly is #GNABRT? As a refresher (and for you newbies), when I… 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 »

What are you prepared to do?

Waitaminute! Isn’t this post three days late? What happened to Friday? I’m lazy? Well, also, I want to hit the right note for the finale. So, read on for the end to “Creative Week”. A post I affectionately title, “What are you prepared to do?” Time to let you in on a little secret: this… Read more »

I have no idea what I’m writing

In the penultimate post from “Creative Week”, we continue to talk writing. As you will see, however, much of the time, I have no idea what I’m writing. So, let’s set the wayback machine to almost 10 years ago. Gosh! I can hardly believe it’s been that long! But, there it was, “Black Monday”. My… Read more »