OPINE [oh-PAHYN]: the forming of judgment or stating an opinion

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The encouraging of people to express an opinion carries a risk with it.   It might just be that the opinion expressed is troublesome…and may actually be counter to the very point that you are trying to make.   But if you are truthful that you are really looking for diverse opinions, you are safe in opening […]

GIVING IT ANOTHER TRY

Forty-one (41) days ago I started this trek.   I entered a local hospital for a total knee replacement.   It went beautifully…the knee replacement that is.   But someplace along the way that dreaded experience of “hospital virus” sneaked its way into my body and today … 41 days later … I’m still a patient.  I’m home, […]

SHOCK VALUE: the potential of an image, text or other form of communication to provoke a reaction of disgust, shock, anger, fear, or similar negative emotion

In a dream I saw myself as the recipient of criticism from a number of people who were offended by something I had written in my blog.  I’m not good at remembering details of dreams, so I can’t…for the life of me…remember what the topic of my posting was.  But it was dramatic enough that […]

JED WAVERLY, TECHNOLOGICAL WIZARD: my own version of Oxymoron

When I was a kid my father, a man who could fix most things, would ask me to help him.  He would send me to the cellar to retrieve an Allen wrench and I would return with a Phillips-head screwdriver.  I won’t go into the various ways in which my expertise in things mechanical would […]

HIATUS: a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, or action

Sometimes you welcome them and celebrate their presence. At other times they impose themselves upon you and bring some pain and suffering. Relatives or “long lost friends?” No, I’m talking about those breaks which interrupt the flow of creative juices. The word for them is hiatus. They happen almost without warning. You get up at […]

EDITING A FEW VERY RECENT POSTS

I spent some time yesterday scrolling through several recent posts in this blog. It became clear to me that there are some details of which I have become aware since posting them. These details help to “round out” the postings. And, truthfully, it allows me to move on without seeing them as totally complete. Written […]