Posts Categorized: Web

Lonely is the blog

I’m going to make this “Return to Writing Week” here on the JMD blog. It’ll be a series of writing-related posts and maybe, perhaps, even a bit of writing. I’ll start off with this here blog. Almost simultaneous to me finishing my first book, I set up a website to help publicize my writing and… Read more »

Quality control

Size does matter. I’m an Amazon convert. Although I have been doing mail order and online ordering for years without reservation, I tended to be dubious about Amazon, keeping more to the eBay’s of the world. This may have had something to do with my investing leanings, where I just couldn’t grasp the concept of… Read more »

The internet says the darndest things

I wanted to research an abstruse question this morning and therefore typed it into my browser, up came 233,000 results. For an abstruse question. Asking a generally obvious question, such as, “Why is summer warmer than winter?”, generated 2,060,000 results. Chief among both searches are excellent answers from reputable sources. Further scrolling leads to some… Read more »

Will wonders never cease?

Gee, I sure hope not! The final day of shared self-reflection on my (now willing to admit) interesting life. We pick up from where we were yesterday, fired at the nadir of the financial crisis of 2009. Nobody wants me There I was, just shy of 50 years old and fired (let go, laid off,… Read more »

Deciding what not to post

Blogging every day is tough. I’ve mentioned this a few times over the seven years I’ve been at this. Coming up with something every day is really tough. Coming up with something interesting every day is impossible. Which is why you sometimes get posts like this. It’s came to my attention, while wracking my brain for… Read more »

Filling in the blanks

This past weekend, I stopped into a small jewelry store to get the lobster clasp on my chain repaired. In reality, these things are never “repaired”, they are replaced and, being gold, it’s actually a pretty penny. It’s a chain passed down from my maternal Grandpa and the only jewelry I wear, so I didn’t… Read more »

Definitions

Today’s post is provided as a public service. Many of you engage in political discussions on social media. That’s self-inflicted, but it’s a free country (to this point). I’ve noticed, with some dismay, the tendency for the discussions to devolve into insults. And not even good insults. Mostly bad grammar, poor sentence construction and illogical… Read more »

Forum for debate

A couple of weeks ago, a good friend of mine, commenting on one of my posts, brought into question the proper forum for, in this case, political debate. While I understood his point, I’m going to pretend I didn’t, otherwise this post would end in one paragraph. (Waits for rabid cheering to subside) Yeah, you… Read more »

Actors are people too

Social media frequently gets a bum rap. It gets blamed and criticized for creating a hostile and rude society, giving freedom to expression that previously often only had local exposure. That’s specious reasoning, because the opinions, attitudes and demeanor readily on display through various social media are the actual reflections of the people posting those… Read more »

You can’t have too many friends

With all due respect to the great Mr. James Garner, Facebook would like to disagree with you. Over the course of last year, my news feed on Facebook began to be overwhelmed with political posts. Well, political in the sense that they mentioned a political party or candidate. Neither side showered themselves in any glory…. Read more »