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Random nonsense - in 1000 Words or Less

A bi-weekly blog that might not be about writing but will probably lean in that direction.  Sometimes.

March 20, 2019

The blog is on vacation and will return soon.  Or eventually.  Bye for now.

March 6, 2019

A few days ago…okay, twelve or fifteen years ago (the way time is passing it just feels like days), a colleague was in the habit of complaining about his aches and pains and the twenty extra pounds of blubber around his waist.  He’d say, “It’s old age, Kev.”  He was jo...

February 20, 2019

When the left front tire blew, I was travelling ten or fifteen kilometres per hour faster than I should’ve been, given the conditions.  I took my foot off the gas pedal as the van slewed left.  Trying to continue forward in a straight line, I wrestled the steering whee...

February 6, 2019

A few years back, an individual told me, “The most interesting people I know, don’t watch TV.”  I thought that an extreme statement.  We’re living in the so-called Golden Age of Television.  A person doesn’t have to look too hard (especially if he gets away from networ...

January 23, 2019

A novelist friend of mine published three books with a small press publishing company.  She’s not eating Kobe beef on the royalties but her books sold well enough to pay off her advances and attract the attention of some local professional critics, i.e. those who get p...

January 9, 2019

I saw the following conversation the other day, on the website everyone loves to hate…

Person 1:  “What a beautiful little baby.  What’s her name?”

Person 2:  “Leia.”

Person 1:  “Like, Princess Leia?”

Person 2:  “No.  Like General Leia.”


Everyone cheer.  Pers...

December 26, 2018

Several years ago, I was a member of an online writing group.  As with any activity, finding people with similar interests enhances it so I assure you, a writing group isn’t as incredibly boring as it sounds.  In fact, I made a good and enduring friendship with an indi...

December 12, 2018

You know how Christmas can sneak up on a person, despite the decorations and music that land like an artillery barrage the day after Halloween?  Well, that happened to me this year so although I was going to talk about being (or not being), a writer in this post, I’m g...

November 28, 2018

On November 18th, the chequered flag waved in Miami, ending the 2018 NASCAR season.  Thankfully, Kyle Busch did not win the championship.  My interest in NASCAR has waned over the last two or three years, but I still pay enough attention to keep track (and celebrate),...

November 14, 2018

Twenty-four years ago, on October 14, 1994 the movie Pulp Fiction hit the big screen in a big way.  I saw it with a friend in Calgary.  We walked out of the theatre and for a few minutes neither of us knew what to say.  Eventually, I got profound and said, “Wow!” and h...

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