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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.

October 31, 2018

When it comes to our country, Canadians have many reasons to be proud.  We’re surrounded by incredible beauty and abundant natural resources.  Most people enjoy an adequate standard of living in generally safe, clean cities.  We’re known around the world as tolerant, f...

October 17, 2018

I said our next post would be about originality and the movie, Pulp Fiction.  Something came up though, so we’ll get to that topic in a couple of weeks.

Not too long ago, I had to attend a funeral.  “Had” is the right word because the…event…is inherently sorrowful and m...

October 3, 2018

The other day a friend of some 40 years picked me up at the airport.  We exchanged the usual patter…

“How are you?”

“Okay.  How’s it with you?”

“Same as always.”

Then we moved on to other stuff, because it was a typical everyday conversation and after 40 years, nothing els...

September 19, 2018

In 1977 the world met Princess Leia Organa.  In 2019, under JJ Abrams talented direction, the Skywalker story will come to an end, assuming Disney doesn’t change its mind.  Again.

In the forty-two intervening years, we saw Leia Organa transition from a young prince...

September 5, 2018

I'm reading The Power of One.  Again.  I've lost count of the times I've read, listened or recommended Bryce Courtenay's first novel.

https://www.penguin.com.au/authors/bryce-courtenay

Way back when, I picked it up hesitantly.  I don't typically read literary fictio...

August 22, 2018

When it comes to Facebook, I was late to the party.   I didn’t sign up because I couldn’t be bothered.  I didn’t feel as though I was missing anything.  Eventually, one of my smart-ass friends, who is obviously more perceptive than I, said my reasons for not joining ma...

August 8, 2018

I’ve read that a writer’s blog should concern itself, at least somewhat, on the craft of writing.  Makes sense.  I’ll keep that advice in mind but since I’m a newbie and probably can’t offer much new or insightful to the writing world, I’m guessing much of what I have...

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