A Different Kind of 4th of July

It was a bit quieter in our neck of the woods today for the 4th of July compared to prior years. No parade, no picnic and entertainment at the local park, and no fireworks. Fortunately, some of the neighbors on our street organized an informal get together, and so it was nice to be outside … Continue reading A Different Kind of 4th of July

“Quirky” Must Be the WordPress Word of the Day

My post from last night, Music Monday: Revisiting WOTE (Walk Off The Earth), used the word quirky to describe the wonderful Canadian band, Walk Off The Earth. It’s not unexpected that last night’s post is my most viewed post today, with 40 views so far today (and 20 from yesterday). What is surprising is that a … Continue reading “Quirky” Must Be the WordPress Word of the Day

This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

Growing up as a teenager in the early to mid-70s, one of my favorite times of the week was Saturday afternoon. That was when ABC aired the finals of that week's PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) tour, followed by the iconic Wide World of Sports. It was three hours of pure joy. I was into bowling … Continue reading This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

This Blog Post Needs to Get a Lot of Views. Feel Free to Click, Like, and Leave…

My view count is running behind schedule this week. I am on a streak of 10 straight weeks with at least 3,000 views per week. That averages out to about 429 views per day. Currently, it looks like I will end today with slightly less than 1,600 views so far this week, which mean for … Continue reading This Blog Post Needs to Get a Lot of Views. Feel Free to Click, Like, and Leave…

Just Call Me the Next Cory Doctorow

Thanks to D.G. Kaye for inspiring this post. Yesterday she wrote about an app she had come across called "I Write Like." The basic idea behind the app is that you paste a paragraph of your writing in the app and it tells you who your writing is like by analyzing word choice and writing … Continue reading Just Call Me the Next Cory Doctorow

2001: A WordPress Odyssey

This blog started on January 1, 2015, with the simple goal of trying to blog for 31 straight days. I remember how challenging it was to come up with something to write about during those 31 days. When I successfully made it to 31 days, I thought I would try for 100 straight days of … Continue reading 2001: A WordPress Odyssey

Music Monday: A Remarkable Pair of Duets

There is something special about listening to two voices blend together in harmony, becoming something greater than the sum of their parts. The past couple of weeks I have come across two wonderful duets. What makes them extra special is that they were impromptu performances; in both cases, neither singer knew each other before they … Continue reading Music Monday: A Remarkable Pair of Duets

Jury Judges Jaywalking Jim

I've been wanting to try my hand at writing a tautogram poem for a couple of months. I first learned about this style of poem thanks to the Nobel laureate of WordPress, Brad Osborne. Brad is a talented writer and poet, somehow managing to come up with an original poem every day and share his … Continue reading Jury Judges Jaywalking Jim

I’ve Got a Secret Admirer. Well, Almost…

For the past couple of months, I have been receiving occasional comments from what appears to be someone associated with a liquor store in Colorado. Here are the comments I've received, which I have never posted because they just seemed a little over the top and a little off with the grammar. Excellent write-up, I … Continue reading I’ve Got a Secret Admirer. Well, Almost…