Descent: Weekly Photo Challenge -- This week, show us your interpretation of descent. The old stairs had to go. Several treads were broken and several more were soft and showing signs of rot. On this day, the family got together with friends and new steps emerged. It's all downhill from the deck above.
Trick or Trick - It’s Halloween, and you just ran out of candy. We live off the beaten path. Trick-or-treaters don't come this way. Our street has too few houses to make it worth the effort -- and the road is dark. We don't even bother to buy candy for the holiday anymore. When local kids, our kids, … Continue reading IN A HALLOWEEN MOOD
From ghoulies and ghosties And long-legged beasties And things that go bump in the night Good Lord, deliver us! - Traditional Scottish Prayer I've never met a ghoul, and I have questions about long-legged beasties, but I can speak from personal experience about things that go bump in the night. Long ago in a house … Continue reading THINGS THAT WENT BUMP IN OUR NIGHT
I've been trying to find a word that describes the process by which an application that used to be great goes downhill. It's sort of like entropy. But also, sort of not. Hi-tech venture capital development was my world for more than 30 years. I retired five years ago. Now I watch the process as a consumer. It's … Continue reading SORT OF LIKE ENTROPY
Trio No. 3 - Today you can write about anything, in whatever genre or form, but your post must mention a dark night, your fridge, and tears (of joy or sadness; your call). It was a dark and stormy night when the power went out. I knew the first windstorm would knock down the line. Why … Continue reading DARK AND STORMY NIGHT
From the biggest pumpkin patch, to the most gloriously orange pumpkins, to a house made of pumpkins, to the finest carved jack o'lanterns. It's that time of year again. Orange, orange everywhere. The world is pumpkin colored, pumpkin flavored. Try the muffins or a have some pumpkin coffee.
We all want cool toys. The latest (hugest) iPhone. The hot sports car. We want all of it. Now, please. For this, the credit card was invented. I believe after the world ends and only cockroaches remain, Visa will still be sending threatening letters to cardholders. The price tag is part of my ambivalence even though I … Continue reading THE AMBIVALENCE OF A NEW COMPUTER