Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time Waster


Here's a little time waster for those of us who read, or write, or do both with equal enthusiasm.  Unequal enthusiasm will work equally well, but doesn't look as good in print.  All answers are presumed to be factual and true to the best knowledge of the author.

Credit to The Guardian for the questions.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Artwork by Alma Roper

My mother's maiden name is Cameron, as in the Cameron Gas & Oil business in Toledo, Ohio.  The four sisters grew up in the Great Depression (1929 - 1939) without much by way of money, as the gasoline company was forced out of business by Standard Oil.

All four sisters are talented, each in her own way.  My aunt Alma painted watercolors, a stack of which I found when I was packing up the old homestead.  Here are a few from those paintings I still have, and which were scanned in with my new printer / scanner.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Things That Go Bump in the Night


LB Johnson wrote a humorous missive about scary movies and what not to do should you find yourself in a classic horror film situation.  For instance, should your car stall out on a two lane blacktop in the middle of rural American, the first thing you should do is split up.  Have the girl stay with the car while the guy goes out to find some fuel.

Maybe I read that wrong.  Well, you can read all about it here, in Saturday Smiles - Scary Movie Time by LB Johnson.  It's an easy read, and entertaining.

This put me in mind of a true story, something that happened to me when I was around 6 or 7 years old.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

NaNoWriMo: Day 14

The jolly folks over at  mozilla insisted on giving me a new, improved, faster version of FireFox, and as a result everything on blogger hangs and takes five minutes to load.  As a result, I'm switching to brave, which actually does run everything faster than mozilla and blocks all third party advertisements as a normal, built-in feature.


Friday, November 10, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

NaNoWriMo: Day 7

I voted today.  I believe it's my civic duty to stay informed, and to vote each election.  I voted against all tax increases.  We're overtaxed as it is.  We don't need to pay more.

Progress is slow.  I've reached a point in the story where I'm not sure what should happen next, and each time I write something it seems wrong.  Probably because it is.

I think I may have to give up my goal of mediocrity, and settle for something that's good enough for government work.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

NaNoWriMo: Day 5

Today is Sunday.  You wouldn't expect me to write on Sunday, would you?