Another week begins but, for us writers, it’s one endless string of weekdays as we struggle through our latest work.  In my case, I am bogged down halfway through the third act of my latest script.  Sometimes, these simple conversations can be the most challenging as you want your characters to banter but, at the same time, you want to advance the story while shedding light on their respective personalities and backstories.  And, of course, you have to find a way to do it in non-expository, conversational fashion.  Easier said than done.  Especially since I’m having a difficult time concentrating because I’ve been off sugar for what feels like forever – but has really only been about a day and a half.  I’m curious to see what kind of effect it will have on my mental acuity and physical well-being.  Spoiler alert so far: my thinking is foggy and I’m feeling a little rundown.  Will report back in a couple of days – hopefully, by which time, I will be well into Act 4.

Awaiting word on the two fairly detailed comic book pitches I submitted last week.  Apparently, it will take a few weeks for the editorial team to review at their next meeting.

Who needs kids when we’ll have robots to take care of us in our old age…



I’m not really one for winter spectator sports, but this is one I’d probably enjoy watching live…

I bet that if Otto von Geuricke, the fellow who assembled this baby, was a government-sanctioned scientist working today, any of his peers pointing out the unlikelihood of the unicorn theory would have their twitter accounts suspended.

File this one under “Rubbish Studies”…

Warning: Shocking hazard!

Today’s Yes/No…

Why not?  After all, you only live once.  And, after eating one of these, probably not for all that much longer.

5 thoughts on “August 15, 2022: So begineth another week!

  1. ” …I’m having a difficult time concentrating because I’ve been off sugar for what feels like forever – but has really only been about a day and a half.”

    Are you saying you missed your dessert yesterday? I have been on a low sugar, low carb, low calorie diet most of the year because I want to lose weight and ditch the medications I a have been slowly accumulating and needing. You are so thin you should consult with a doctor or nutritionist before you hurt yourself by skipping meals or desserts.

    I will not even log into my computer until I have put my little cardboard thingy up covering the camera…

  2. Not sure if I buy into the 30% of children aren’t fit because of climate change. There is a LOT of stuff you can DEFINITELY point to as climate change as the reason, but it is more like these kid’s grandparents didn’t have to compete with all the electronics that are inside. So let’s say the parents of this study were in the 20-35 age range. A person of 35 years of age was born in approximately 1987, which is just about the time AOL dial-up at 2400 baud was just starting up. When they were 5-10 years old was 1992-1997. Computers had Windows 3.0 to Windows 3.1. Those computers are like 3000 times less powerful than today’s desktop. You needed 4 megs of RAM to run Word, Exceltn and PowerPoint at the same time (which is about one MP3 song). I’m sure they weren’t hanging out on their computers like today’s kids. Yeah, it’s not climate change that is keeping them from exercising.

  3. You mean we’re supposed to cover our web cameras because of spies? I guess all of those times I was typing in the buff are preserved somewhere out there in cyberspace….

    The most shocking thing about the dance machine ad, besides the totally uncoordinated dweebs in the commercial, is the appalling clothing we wore in the 70’s..What were we thinking?

    The Crispy Cinnamon Sugar PB&J Ice Cream Sandwich may shorten my lifespan, but what a way to go!

  4. I remember you posting about how exhausted you were after the chocolate tour. I hope you start feeling better soon.

    I had to laugh at some of your links. Especially, the one with Zuckerberg. My son bought his laptop without a camera. I didn’t know you could do that. Techies know things. (he’s a programmer)

    “Like a Pomeranian explainging”. Love that!


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