#writerslife: Writing and Exercise

This is my first post in this category, #writerslife, and it took me a while to think of something I thought was worthwhile to discuss on this page. Then I came across an article at the CNN site written by Susan Scutti that addressed the effects on the body that sitting for long periods of …


Alleviating Email Issues

I can remember when I used to wish that advertisers would stop sending mail. You know, those things with envelopes. I’d walk to the mail station down the street to retrieve the bills I needed to pay along with, hopefully, a real letter from someone I care about. Lo and behold, my little compartment would …

Reciprocating Follows

I started blogging in 2004 -- or was it 2005 -- or was it 2003. Anyway, I’m not a newbie by any means. As a personal blogger, one of my major activities should and is traveling through the blogosphere visiting other blogs and writing comments about what I’ve read. It’s known as common courtesy. They …

A Time I Long To Be

Jeri Walker is an author and editor who I’ve know online for a few years. Last year she launched her second blog, Arresting Imagery as a free writing prompt service using pictures. In this post, I’m using her picture entitled Early Bird. ∴ I imagine the west, during its younger days, was filled with quietness …

An Open Letter To WordPress

I wasn’t going to do this but now that I’ve read the comments for this post, I feel that it MUST be reblogged. ‘Strength is in numbers’ and all that. Please reblog this if you feel the same and please tweet it or put it out there on the media site of your choice.

Fish Of Gold

Dear WordPress.com,

I am loath to write yet another letter to you, since I typically prefer to spend my time writing actual blog posts, but I’ve been bitching on Twitter and in your forums to no avail, so maybe you’ll pay attention to a blog post. It’s not likely, but hey, you never know.

Please, stop. Just put down whatever you’re working on and stop with the futzing. You have been tinkering under my hood long enough and you know what? None of the “improvements” you’ve made are actually improvements.

Below, you will find explanations as to why your improvements aren’t improvements sorted conveniently by feature.

Post Editor

Let’s talk about this “Beep beep boop” post editor nightmare with less than half the functionality of the old editor. Thankfully, you haven’t taken away the old editor yet. However, I fully expect that one day, I will go to write a…

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I've Returned

I wish I could have thought of a better title for this post. This one is bland, isn’t it? I even looked at a thesaurus. The word, returned, is as exciting as it gets. I’ve missed reading your blogs. Were you even aware that I was absent from your domains? Chances are you didn’t know. …