I wonder if you, like me, were given this precious golden nugget of advice at school: Write what you know. A faultless piece of wisdom that successful writers such as Stephen King, JK Rowling, and William Shakespeare no doubt kept close to their hearts as they started out on their particular roads to wild acclaim. … Continue reading On Writing What You Know
The Student had not yet seen the house-in-progress, so we took the opportunity to get him up there. As it’s a Monday, of course, people are working on the house, so we can’t take him inside. And that, for me, is the magic: this is the frame of the house we are going to have. … Continue reading Vacation Diary, June 2021
In these Covid-hit times, businesses have to diversify. And sandwich giant Jimmy John's is leading the way...into medical procedures. A little bit of a left turn there for JJ's, but full marks for thinking outside the sandwich box.
First, full marks for the Covida Loca reference. This I liked, very much. Is it in bad taste? Almost certainly. More a crime against language, and therefore against humanity itself is the "everyday". "Everyday" = commonplace. "Every day" = each day. Thank you for your attention.
Standing at the Pearly Gates, Saint Peter ushers me through into The Place. The first thing I see?
In these strangest of times, even a post on a street has an opinion.
Most of us like to think we’re not easily influenced by others around us. We are clear thinkers. We are strong-minded individuals. The billions spent on advertising every year is aimed at other people, not at us. I believe this with all my heart. And I know it is not even a little bit true. … Continue reading On the Kalimotxo
Something sinister's going on down at Amy's. Has anyone seen world-famous Belgian Hercule Poirot recently?
Makes ya think. I'm trying to create a high-quality blog here. Something high-brow and respectable. Occasionally, the quality control breaks down and something juvenile and embarrassing slips through. This, dear reader, is one of those times. Please accept my apologies.