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In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: World’s Best Widget You've been granted magical engineering skills, but you can only use them to build one gadget or machine. What do you build? I play computer role playing games. Perhaps more accurately I should stand up and say that I am addicted to them. I … Continue reading Press F5 to save

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Richard Burton, perhaps

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: Voice Work Your blog is about to be recorded into an audiobook. If you could choose anyone — from your grandma to Samuel L. Jackson — to narrate your posts, who would it be? Richard Burton, famously possessed a fabulous voice. Oddly, I know him really only … Continue reading Richard Burton, perhaps

Shogun

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: Second Time Around Second Time Around: Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored — what is it that speaks to you? July 1979 found me on tiny verandah in Washington DC. I had worn out my poor feet visiting every … Continue reading Shogun

…in a yellow El Camino, listening to Howling Wolf.

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: This Is Your Song Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Turn that line into the title of your post. I took a line from a song by Lucinda Williams and turned it into an entire blog. I liked the first two … Continue reading …in a yellow El Camino, listening to Howling Wolf.

Seating, etc.

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: Seat Guru You get to plan a dinner party for 4-8 of your favorite writers/artists/musicians/other notable figures, whether dead or alive. Who do you seat next to whom in order to inspire the most fun evening? This is cheating, perhaps. This daily prompt reminded me of a … Continue reading Seating, etc.

Ask yourself why: then play, experiment, have fun

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: Key Takeaway Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging. If you’re a new blogger, what’s one question you’d like to ask other bloggers? Ask yourself why. Why are you blogging, and who for. And be honest. If it is … Continue reading Ask yourself why: then play, experiment, have fun

Life with no computer: No!

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: Life After Blogs Your life without a computer: what does it look like? Different. Isolated. Unimaginable. I use my computer for work, for listening to music, for keeping in touch with friends, and for so much more. I have three of them! A desktop, a tablet and … Continue reading Life with no computer: No!

The curse of curse inflation

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "No, Thank You." If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why? The 'F word is such a useful word. The most powerful expletive in the English language, it is enormously adaptable: noun, adjective, adverb, verb, it will do them all. … Continue reading The curse of curse inflation

Luring me back to cancel half a line

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Personal Space." To what extent is your blog a place for your own self-expression and creativity vs. a site designed to attract readers? How do you balance that? If sticking to certain topics and types of posts meant your readership would triple, would you do it? This … Continue reading Luring me back to cancel half a line