Category: My Miscellany

Happy Tuesday

I’m boycotting all forms of social media today.  I typed this Monday, so I’m not cheating.  I gave my phone to the office, will not post or read anything, will not be near a newspaper, etc.  Why?  Because I can and because I want nothing to do with this ridiculous holiday.  And I never did.

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A Few Things About Me

wp-1485298089762.jpgSo I have been posting a lot of material on recovery.  Sometimes it can be a bit much.  Sometimes I wonder if I post too much of the stuff on some days.

But then, when I read some of your blogs, I realize how much I gain from your openness and honesty, so I keep writing and posting in the hopes that something I include will be helpful to you.

Well, dear readers, today I thought I would just have a little fun and share ten facts about me.  Just as a way of sharing a different side of things.  My entire life is not about recovery, nor does it have to be.  So here you go:

  1. I love Bass Fishing!  I used to have a boat, but I sold it because a poor impulsive decision.  Now I shore fish and think about what it was like to fish with a boat, lol.

2.  My favorite color is dark teal.  Yes, it has to be dark, that way it’s much less feminine.  If I could get away with wearing teal pants, I would.

3.  My favorite food is Italian.  Within the wonderful world of Italian food, my favorite is lasagna!  Give me some French bread and butter, and a pile of lasagna, and I am in heaven!

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4.  I love to swim.  I grew up swimming as our only real family outing.  I can stay in the water and play and swim for hours.

5.  I love mythology.  One of the first books I ever read was Edith Hamilton’s Mythology:  Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes.  I must have read that book 20 times.

6.  I was an English Major, so I read a lot of books and poetry.  A relatively unknown book is probably in my top 10:  One Hundred Years of Solitude.  It affected me deeply my Junior year of college.  Read it, it will affect you too.

7.  My very favorite book is Tom Sawyer.  Enough said.

8.  My favorite poet is John Keats.  So tragic his work was not recognized by his peers until after his untimely death at age 25.  25 folks!  Can you even imagine what he could have produced if he lived as long as, say, Robert Frost?  Oh, to think of it!

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9.  I absolutely LOATHE liver!  If I ever walked into your house and I smelled liver, I would have to kill you.

10.  I love cookies.  I love mostly soft cookies, but as long as I have milk, a row of Oreo Doubletstuff is not safe.  I love any kind of cookie, except cookies that don’t taste like cookie like Biscotti–but they are technically biscuits, and biscuits are cool, but they are not cookies.

Well, there you have it, 10 irrelevant to your life facts about your humble writer.  Share a fact or two about you, that would make this post worthwhile to me!

DID YOU KNOW:  You can’t inhale through your nose and talk at the same time?

Promote Your Book! Open Call


I want to give back to my wonderful community by offering space on my blog for any of you writers who are published!

I have already made a permanent tab on my blog titled “Published Author Links, where I will present not only your link, but perhaps some words and/or images as well.

Simply respond to this post with a link to your work.  I will do the rest.  I may even do a feature or two as well.

You published writers deserve recognition for your hard work and dedication to the craft.  It doesn’t have to be one genre or another.

Get me your links now!  That’s an order…I guess I really can’t give orders since I am no longer a Sgt. in the Army…hmmm.

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Enjoy the Superbowl football fans!


My Miscellany: What A Joke (PM Update!)

wp-1485298089762.jpgWhat a joke.  I don’t ever comment on the news out there; ever.  But man, this went up my ass sideways.  And sorry, I’m not a big fan of endless refugees flowing into this country either, just so you know.

While I was creating my A.A. Today post, one of the Veterans’ was listening to MSNBC behind me and I learned this:

Starbucks CEO has pledged to hire 10,000 refugees over the next 5 years.  What a joke.  How about hiring 10,000 Veterans?

This guy is trying to generate business for his overinflated coffee houses around the country, on the coattails of a divisive decision by our new Commander In Chief.  It’s nothing more than a marketing ploy to generate for business.  At the very least, in this blogger’s humble opinion, it’s an ignorant pledge.

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Jackoff!  Hire 10,000 Veterans who served your country!  Hire men and women who willingly spent a portion of their lives ensuring that this country remain free and threat free.

Hire men and women who made it so your Armani covered ass could keep wearing your expensive suits and buy another Mercedes for your driveway.

Start taking care of people in this country!  If there is anything left over, we’ll get back to you.  I will continue to get any size cup of coffee I want at Cumberland Farms for 99 cents.  And it won’t take me 10 minutes to figure out what the fuck I’m ordering.  What a joke.

UPDATE:  I stand corrected and retract my original post!  It seems that Starbucks has in fact made a pledge to hire over 10,000 veterans, and they are well on their way to achieving their goal.  Of course, it helps that every VA in the country just about now has a Starbucks in it, but heck, when I’m wrong I can admit it:  I WAS WRONG!

Thank you SAMUELH73 for bringing this to my attention, and for reminding me why I should never comment on something I have no idea enough to research before opening my big fat mouth!