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Mama Said There Would Be Days Like This

28 Aug

003Happy Thursday to all my friends out there in the online world.

I am hopelessly behind, and that inspires a very brief blog posting today.


It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.

Josh Billings
I’m not entirely certain what that quote means, but I howled when I read it.


My new expanded blog format just went up in smoke this week, as did my new schedule.  For those of you taking notes, it took exactly two days for me to get hopelessly behind in my writing.

Having said that, I am humming “Mellow Yellow” by Donovan as I write this.  Would you like to listen?  Follow this link for some good 60s music:

So here’s the thing:  I can either fret about this little hiccup, or I can drop to my knees and thank the gods that I am lucky enough to be a writer.

My old man worked a manual labor job for twenty years, and he hated that job.  I’ve worked some pretty miserable jobs myself.  Today, I’m a writer.  I am lucky enough to get up every single day and create something that is hopefully beautiful and will last decades.  What do I really have to fret about?

So I move on to Plan C.  I have no clue what that plan is yet, but it will come to me, and I will try it, and if that doesn’t work I’ll try something else….and it will be okay.

I’ll let you go early today, class.  Have a great day and thank you from the bottom of this old heart for always being here.


“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”