Rainy days are better days

“Rainy days are better days for hanging out inside.” That’s a line from a John Denver song (“Cool An’ Green An’ Shady”) that came to me this morning as I drank my coffee and looked out on a somewhat dark, dreary, and definitely rainy day. The gutters have yet to be cleaned from the winter.Continue reading “Rainy days are better days”

Distrust and verify

Recent events cause me to think, and then write, about the trustworthiness of what we read or what we are told or what we see. Thus, my post title’s twist on the slogan, “trust but verify.” A simple example is the nonexistent G.K. Chesterton quote I wrote about a few days ago. I read theContinue reading “Distrust and verify”

A good quote…or is it?

Recently I read the following quote, attributed to G.K. Chesterton. I thought it a very good one, worth sharing: “To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” The problem is that so far, I cannot verify that Chesterton everContinue reading “A good quote…or is it?”

YouTube bingeing

Like many others during this lockdown period, I’ve overdosed a bit on watching YouTube videos on nights and weekends. It turns out, though, that it’s not all a waste of time, of looking at mindless drivel. Some channels are quite interesting and educational. Others, like the seemingly endless number of Carol Burnett Show clips, areContinue reading “YouTube bingeing”

So, what’s next?

After a low key debut a day ago for this latest blog effort, what’s next? Many different thoughts are jumbled together in my head at the moment, and because of COVID-19, each day seems to blend into the next one without a whole lot of variation. I’m thinking, for example, of how my living roomContinue reading “So, what’s next?”

Welcome to a new blog

After a long absence and two previous blogs that I deliberately deleted out of existence (you won’t even find them on the Wayback Machine), here I go again. The About page explains my choice of blog name, so I won’t regurgitate that whole story here. Writing is important, necessary, and sometimes, therapeutic. Doing it wellContinue reading “Welcome to a new blog”