Downsizing Technology


Can a person hoard technology? Yes. My electronic gadgets numbered seven, four of which were old and no longer useful. I’m a writer and use computers and technology in my daily life. I was using an old TC1100 from 1996 (still boots up but is slow on Win XP) as my workhorse five years ago.…… Continue reading Downsizing Technology

Alive and Survived


I’m 12 years post-kidney transplant, the borrowed kidney is fine, but scarred and striated. I’ve survived renal failure, heart failure, four types of heart issues [currently have three stents in heart and may need further surgery], two umbilical hernia surgeries, colon cancer diagnosis then misdiagnosis. I’ve had over 30 surgeries and procedures kidney, fistula, graft…… Continue reading Alive and Survived

Wertfrei Wednesday: Downside of Independent Writing


When someone wants to write a book, they almost always dream of big publishing houses, big advances and big crowds awash with anticipation at their book openings.  After a few months of research, reality comes crashing down on their poor little heads. The reality is, big publishing houses really only want you after you’re a big…… Continue reading Wertfrei Wednesday: Downside of Independent Writing

Wertfrei Wednesday: A Definition


wertfrei:  without value judgement; neutral (http://phrontistery.info/w.html) Trying to come up with a unique format for Wednesday, I’ve tried ‘happy humpday’ posts in the past. Although they were ok, I felt they had no unifying theme and maybe a bit too mainstream. Happy Humpdays were dropped after less than a year of poor stats.  I dropped…… Continue reading Wertfrei Wednesday: A Definition

Pulitzer-winning writer Ford to teach at Ole Miss


>Well, just Gawwwwd Bless him! I say, if you’ve got it, flaunt it.  Seems Pulitzer-winning writer Richard Ford wants to teach at Ole Miss.  He’s got theories and ideas and just wants to share.  Good for him! From Associated Press: “I think the state, in the hands and eyes of its writers, has a lot that needs…… Continue reading Pulitzer-winning writer Ford to teach at Ole Miss