This is the day. Beware of being in the presence of your political enemies. This is the day on which Julius Caeser was stabbed to death by his frenemies while attending a meeting of the Senate of Rome. He had been warned in advance that danger would befall him before the Ides of March, meaning […]
“Back in the day” they called a sofa a “davenport.” Jeans were called “dungarees.“ And a coffee pot, for the most part, was called a percolator. We didn’t do anything easily in those days. A percolator had its own method of brewing coffee. There were no packets of ground coffee. Most people didn’t buy coffee […]
RED HERRING: a fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is presented in order to divert attention from the original issue.
Some people like crowds. Some don’t. Some people receive energy by being in a crowded place. Others get claustrophobia. Crowds can be vehicles of great celebration. Crowds can be militant and vicious. Obviously, when in the 18th century, he wrote the poem, Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard, Thomas Hardy portrayed the crowd […]
Now let’s be clear…this is just speculation and postulation. There’s nothing in writing, and I’m just looking for feedback on the idea. It has been suggested to me that I gather a number of my short stories into a collection and publish them. I really enjoy writing short stories (really short ones, especially.) And I […]