Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine is a “this changes everything” event. 9/11 was a “this changes everything” event. They happen, and at that moment most sentient people recognize that the way we lived before is going to need adjustment. That was the opening paragraph in an editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal. And I can’t… Continue reading Some thoughts about Ukraine
My recent post of images I created seemed to resonate with some folks, so I though I’d go to the well again and see what I could draw up. As before, you might have seen some or all of these on my other sites; if so, please excuse the duplication. Turtle Face – Horseshoe Bay,… Continue reading Some Pictures, Old & New (pt 2)
Here are some images I created (with one exception). I think all but one of them have previously appeared somewhere, sometime, on either my website or my Instagram page (which I’m intentionally neglecting). Sun Rays – Midland, TX Railroad track – Fort Stockton, TX Mouse skull – Midland, TX Cemetery trees – Fort Stockton, TX… Continue reading Some Pictures, Old & New
Do we live in a wonderful time or what?! — P.T. Barnum (probably, if he weren’t, you know, dead) Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal introduced me to the newest kraze that all the kool kidz are jumping on: yats. And just when you thought things couldn’t get any more outlandish than NFTs…they somehow manage to do… Continue reading Got Yat Yet?
I think it was Gloria Steinem who said that a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. I have no idea what point she was trying to make (OK, I do…but I don’t care), but current research indicates that she was vastly understating the piscine vehicular aptitude. Perhaps you’ve seen this video:… Continue reading Am I smarter than the average goldfish?
Number 86 has been spotted, taken captive, and safely relocated.
Here’s a quick update on the status of the transition of the Fire Ant Gazette to WordPress. It’s been tedious, frustrating, and occasionally fascinating.
I recently alluded to some potential changes to the Fire Ant Gazette, said changes to be made in response to a black hat hack of a number of files that permitted the bad guys to install phishing software. This was a Very Bad Thing, and resulted in the suspension of my website hosting account until… Continue reading The Future of the Gazette (TL:DR — Changing, but not leaving)
This is a placeholder post while I try to figure out how to bend WordPress to my will. I don’t know if I’ll keep that drop cap thing; I’ll be experimenting with a lot of different style options, and some won’t make the grade. The drop cap seems a bit pretentious, doesn’t it? One thing… Continue reading The transition begins…
I’m baaaaacccckkkkk! I started to ask you to raise your hand if you went through the five stages of grief when you discovered the Gazette was offline and possibly deceased, but then I realized that the response would probably send me down the path of those five stages all over again. You might think that… Continue reading Random Thursday: The Exaggerated Death Reports Edition