Reply to friends about gun control post-Newtown: Not an A/B problem.

A couple dear friends were writing about the need to either arm our teachers or use a parental / volunteer quasi-militia to defend our kids during school. After I pointed out the redundancies, they asked me to expound. Below is my response. I was going to put it on three spots on Facebook. But instead …

I Ain’t Cuttin’ My Hair, Cuttin’ Till the Good Lord Comes. Till the Good Lord Comes.

2017-02-14 Update: I never intended to discuss Joshua James’ meaning of the song, “Coal War.” I was inspired by it and I just loved how it was used in the beginning of season 4 of “Sons of Anarchy” as I’m sure many fans were: I recall looking for interviews of Joshua James at the time …

#holdmeaccountable Days 21-23: Thankful It Wasn’t Worse

It was the last at-home dinner with the OldOld Man before he heads off to Southwest Florida. Now, yes, we’ll be with him for Thanksgiving, but there was still something commemorative about the experience. Anyway, he once again showered mama and I with praise for taking care of him during his recovery from Heart Valve …

#holdmeaccountable Day 20: Makes Me Wanna Take a Back Road When the Windows Are Rolled Down

Stay the night in Duneland in my weekend bed nestled between a Tony Little Gazelle & a Red Exerciser. I woke up craving pizza and Dr. Pepper for brunch. Is that how they do it… After some Duneland fall chores me and Gag took a trip out to his brother’s – Grmm’s – place. I …

#holdmeaccountable Day 18: Backsliding, City, Colour & the Mission Bell

Somewhere in the back of my consciousnes I hear Dr. Drew Weiss quoting Robert Burn’s, “To a Mouse.” “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley,” Followed by his favorite explanation of the couplet: “Shit Happens.” So when I miss my 4,000 word goal by, well, 3,800 words, instead of gripping, I …

#holdmeaccountable Day 15-16: Nina Simone’s ‘Sinnerman’ & Other Classics I Shouldn’t Need CBS’, ‘Person of Interest’ to Remind Me About

Late at night, catching up on some late-night work that I neglected today and I’m being accompanied by recent episodes of CBS’, “Person of Interest.” It’s fairly entertaining. It won’t crack my top 5 shows running: BBC’s Doctor Who FX’s Justified ABC’s Castle FX’s Sons of Anarchy USA’s Burn Notice …but it holds my interest …

#holdmeaccountable Day 12: “…Sometimes It’s Just Noise.”

I forgot I’m still a little fragile, not out of the woods that’s really wasn’t a play-on-words. I’ve been running lately as if the Summer of 210,000 Words Woes were a figment. It only takes a moment to relive them. Old instincts came up. I was having an important phone call today. We coordinated with …

#holdmeaccountable Day 4: I’m Not As Nice When I’m in Business Mode

“You’re not as nice when you’re in business mode,” my friend Jen pointed out to me today when she needed help with a tech issue for her non-profit activity while I was on deadline. I talked quick. I thought quicker. I stomped my leg on the ground like Thumper when I had to wait for …

#HoldMeAccountable Day 03: The Wondrous Voids of Webinars and Coffee Houses

Blackbird Cafe. Valparaiso, IN. B/W. Miss the Hell out of this place.

Jazzed off two relatively good days, I went into this one with high expectations, and little sleep. I finished organizing my website to present an introductory SEO webinar. Truth told, it went much better than I anticipated. I thought radio was a frightening medium because of the inability to get reads off people, allowing one’s …

#HoldMeAccountable Day 02: The Jesus, The Gomez Show & The Revival of The Summer of 210,000 Words

So, eventually you have to quit celebrating the idea of a weight loss program, hunker down & prepare for the grind ahead. Welcome to the real day one. But the day started off with some incredible news: My Summer of 210,000 Words project was saved. We double-checked the web servers and at 10am CST, Google …

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