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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday's Hash

My first attempt at a blog this a.m. had to do with character names in the King James version of the New Testament, and how the scholars his majesty employed had to pick names his subjects (potential readers) could relate to. The second had to do with top-doggery and expectations. To be specific it... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


I have two stations coded into my radio: one is the NPR affiliate in St. Louis, the other is the jazz station located on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville – “the sound.” My favorite day for listening to NPR is Saturday, when “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” is on. It’s a weekly... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 2, 2018

4-2-2018 - BC (Before Coffee)

The NPR guy just said it’s 6:22. Dark outside, but under the front street light, I can see the snow is there, on the driveway, the emergent green grass, etc. No kids will arrive at St. B’s today, it’s either a snow-day or spring break Monday. I’m steeped in gloom for no good reason. The Cardinals... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 1, 2018


This seems a good time for remembering old friends. Some of you may remember a former Blogit member named Dave Cryer, of English persuasion, who’s now running writing programs and workshops / presentations. On FB he posts photos of beautiful places where he and his wife go hiking, mountains & lakes,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 31, 2018


I had a halfway decent blog prepared for this morning. An ironic story about a guy who’d been a big shot stock exchange guru but now depends on food stamps and handouts. All kinds of stuff had hit the fan, horrible debilitating health issues (ALS) that slowly destroyed his wife, and now his own... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 30, 2018


As I was measuring out the grounds and adding water to the coffee maker this morning I got to thinking about my funny uncle. I can’t for the life of me recall his Christian name, because everyone called him Mac, short for McIntyre. Uncle Mac was the second husband of mother’s aunt Elsie, who was... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 29, 2018


I spent yesterday afternoon typing & formatting the stories from the Write Your Own Story (WYOS) writers. Still don’t have author profiles from two of them, so there’s a hold-up on final production, but it looks like a nice variety for the Center’s Dine & Discover program in April. We’re slated to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


When I was a kid the music on the radio was Big Band, Les Brown, Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, the Dorsey brothers, Jimmy and Tommy, and others. Even though I was too young to go there at the time, I could imagine the ballrooms with their spinning mirror balls, the polished dance floors, the dancers... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Maybe 20 years ago, early 90s or a little sooner, there was a media writers’ strike. What with all the money coming into network and cable channels, there were big paychecks for the “talent” (the actors) the directors, producers and network execs. But the writers’ heavy lifting was taken for... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 26, 2018


Sometimes we don’t have much confidence in ourselves. We doubt that others will really like or respect us “just as I am” so we put on a persona, a kind of mask to present to ‘them.’ We do our best to be the kind of person we think they’d want to be around. We may not at first realize that others... Sign in to see full entry.

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