I used to think that I would never be too sick to write, but my recent “vacation” in the hospital has thrown me me for a loop.
Time Travel Apology Tour I have been thinking, the last few years, how nice it would be to have a time machine, to enable one to go back in time and try to smooth over one’s screw ups.
Back in the days when I would take long walks at night and early morning, South Fayetteville was always one of my favorite parts of town to travel in, working out any creative (or otherwise) problems I might be having.
Well, it’s been a relaxing few weeks away from the world of Internet Outrage, but now that I have a few minutes to spare, I thought I’d post something, lest whatever writing skills I still have atrophy and wither away.
I’ve had The Procedure twice now at Little Rock’s UAMS, and oddly, instead of thinking about my health, I find my mind occasionally drifting to the subject of socks.
I was telling Tracy about films coming to the base theater when I was a kid, and I suddenly remembered that - especially if you were stationed in a non-English speaking country - pretty much the only movie previews we saw were the ones shown at the theater.
Though my prognosis doesn’t seem as dire as it did a few months ago, there are still occasional days when I feel like death warmed over - hence the fact that I am not as diehard in my writing as I should be.
Harlan Ellison, who has had more influence on my writing than any other writer, has died.
It was as if everything in the world had vanished and the only things still in existence were myself and the book I was gripping in my hands.
Ripples in a stream: How removing kids from their parents will Create a generation of people who will hold America in contempt
Donald Trump, a man almost pathological in his need for love and praise, seems totally unaware of the long-term consequences of the current policy of forcibly removing children from their parents at the border.
Offhand, I can’t think of a better way to ensure yet another generation of nonreaders than to give kids “message books,” whether the message be about loving and accepting yourself, others or espousing a particular world-view - no matter what that world view might be.
Everyday on Facebook one can see countless memes featuring the likes of Gene Wilder, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Sam Elliot and others, supposedly expressing notions which would see the average person laughed out of the room.