In defense of vague-posting (vagueblogging, subtweeting, etc)

Maybe you know the phenomenon of which I speak.  Maybe you’ve seen the posts on blogs or Facebook.  Maybe you’ve seen the tweets on Twitter.  The ones in which you know something’s definitely up, but you’re not sure what it is, because the poster/tweeter/blogger doesn’t give much–if anything–by way of specifics. An example might be: … More In defense of vague-posting (vagueblogging, subtweeting, etc)

If you’re gonna spam me on WordPress…

My fellow (real, human) WordPress blogger-lovelies will likely roll their eyes in empathetic understanding.  After all, spam isn’t just for email, any more than Trix are just for kids these days.  The internet has long attracted the locusts of the human race, who seem to put more time into generating junk websites, fake email addresses, … More If you’re gonna spam me on WordPress…

A former fairground gypsy’s take on the Ohio State Fair ride accident

(This post got really long.  Sorry about that!  I just felt the circumstances deserved deeper thought.) Granted, this event is old news.  It happened a couple weeks ago already, so I’m a little late to the commentary pulpit.  I had wanted to write about this sooner, but I needed to collect all of the pertinent … More A former fairground gypsy’s take on the Ohio State Fair ride accident

San Antonio has drug cartel activity…but covers it up

We hadn’t been here long.  (Maybe a year?  A year and a half?  It was less than 2 years, because we were still in the old neighborhood–that much I know.) My partner went walking amongst the houses a few blocks from our “apartment row”.  While he was gone, I heard sirens.  Lots of them.  Waves … More San Antonio has drug cartel activity…but covers it up

Badvertising Part II

In this blog’s (much) younger days (as in, 7 years ago), I wrote about ridiculous advertising practices.  In that post, I mused about how ironic it was that I was writing a post slamming various advertising tactics when we had just gotten finished approving the final draft of our own very first advertising campaign. And … More Badvertising Part II

I’d let you in (on the road), but… [PSA]

I’m nice.  Really, I am.  I use phrases like “giving the benefit of the doubt” and I act on those phrases, way too often.  Probably to my own detriment. And with advancing age, I’ve gotten nicer.  I’m mellowing out.  I’m learning to pick my battles.  Because I’m figuring out what’s important and what isn’t. This … More I’d let you in (on the road), but… [PSA]