WOMEN WHO START OUT AS UGLY DUCKLINGS DON’T BECOME SWANS. WHAT THEY MAINLY BECOME IS CONFIDENT DUCKS. THEY TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR LIVES. — MAEVE BINCHY Continue reading Maeve Binchy Quotation
I WONDER IF OTHER DOGS THINK POODLES ARE MEMBERS OF A WEIRD RELIGIOUS CULT. — RITA RUDNER Continue reading Rita Rudner Quotation
I’M TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER MY NEXT E-BOOK SHOULD BE POLITICAL. THERE’S AN IDEA FOR AN ESSAY ON HOW THE WORLD COULD IMPROVE GREATLY, JUST BY MAKING ONE CHANGE IN THE WAY THINGS ARE HANDLED. THE WORKING TITLE IS IF DOGS COULD VOTE. Continue reading A New Writing Project?
WHAT IF BEING AN ASSHOLE ISN’T ALWAYS A CHOICE? Continue reading A Possible Reality I Cannot Accept
Earlier this year, The Village Voice ceased operating. People have positive and negative memories of that paper. Regardless, if you looked at it often enough you found some impressive photos. An exhibit titled Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes is at Steven Kasher Gallery, 515 W. 26th Street in Manhattan through November 3. Here’s a link to an article by Jen Carlson about Mr. McDarrah’s work on Gothamist’s site. Please read the article and click the images to recall his work. http://gothamist.com/2018/09/21/fred_w_mcdarrah_old_nyc_photos.php#photo-1 Continue reading Fred W. McDarrah’s Images of New York City
The September 2018 issue of AARP Bulletin has an important cover story by Doug Shadel and Neil Wertheimer on how identity theft often works. It includes advice on how the general public can make themselves less vulnerable. Please click the link to read the story. There is no pay wall. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2018/what-is-the-dark-web.html Continue reading Protecting Your Identity on the “Dark Web”
I’m imagining this subway groper refusing to get out of bed and whining that women are so mean. He’s chewing on the corner of his pillow and complaining that the pillow is getting icky. We don’t know the name of this man because he escaped before the police arrived. He knows his name, though. He just can’t quite put it together in his head well enough to realize what a fart he is. No, that isn’t speculation on my part. If you’ve known enough people like him, you find them predictable. The woman he assaulted took a risk, but if … Continue reading Guess Who’s Calling Himself a Victim Now?
The Twitter screenshot says it all. Or does it? Oh, admit it. People like me are still regarded a bit oddly by the rest of society. Continue reading Celebrating Bi Visibility Day
Below is a link to Puddles Pity Party’s cover of The Animals’ 1964 classic House of the Rising Sun. Actually, House of the Rising Sun/Rising Sun Blues is a Blues/Folk song by an unknown composer. Continue reading Cautionary Tale From a Wise Clown
I’d like to thank the people who have read any of my five e-books. The books aren’t written for money, and the satisfaction for me is when they’re read. Not everyone likes my books, as I’ve seen from the ratings on the Goodreads site. Starred ratings are a grey area, though, and sometimes the only thing a relatively unknown writer can do is accept that good writing is a subjective thing. When you’re not writing for profit, just write what you like and figure someone out there will be interested. This weekend, September 22 and 23, George Michael: An Appreciation will be available free … Continue reading Essay on George Michael’s Work: Free This Weekend on Kindle