It does say ‘and podcaster,’ after all

I have resumed recording my blog entries as part of the daily routine. The stats say almost no one is listening; on the other hand, I have had days with 10 Facebook “Likes” on days when the stats say I had only four or five readers, so it’s hard to trust the stats. And whyContinue reading “It does say ‘and podcaster,’ after all”

A medicine for melancholy

I have a clear memory of a Fantastic Four comic book that ends with the F.F. flying away into the clouds with patriarch Reed Richards saying, “Where there is life, there is hope.” I have searched high and low but haven’t been able to find that story again. These are melancholy days as my belovedContinue reading “A medicine for melancholy”

Choose whimsy

From the archive: Feb. 5, 2012 I see and hear the cranky and dyspeptic political tones, philosophical arguments dressed up as a battle between good and evil, and I have seen and heard enough. “There ain’t no good guys, there ain’t no bad guys, there’s only you and me and we just disagree,” the poetContinue reading “Choose whimsy”

Cardinal at the window

I first heard the story of the cardinals years ago at the memorial gathering for a mentor and his wife, who had died just a few months apart. The family distributed seed packets with cards telling how a cardinal is a visitor from heaven, a departed loved one letting you know everything is all right.Continue reading “Cardinal at the window”

Walk away from the toxic

In the middle of Joanna Penn’s podcast interview with Toby Neal last week, there came a thought I had to jot down while careening down the highway at 72 mph (I find police tend to give traffic a pass at 7 mph over the posted limit or less). With regard to social media, Neal saidContinue reading “Walk away from the toxic”

Watch what you say

“In space, no one can hear you scream.” “You can’t say that.” “I just did.” “But it’s a trademark; you can’t say that.” “I’m not trying to promote my scary new movie about a space monster.” “Doesn’t matter; it’s copyrighted.” “Piffle.” “You’ll think differently when you hear from their lawyers.” “Oh, come on. It’s justContinue reading “Watch what you say”

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