Words Are For You

These words are for you.

Your ears are who they are meant for.

Along with the hope you’ll hear, understand and listen.

No one knows for certain what will happen if we walk down one path.

But we know alone and apart is an unwanted companion.

Fear says they won’t be heard or understood.

Hope says fear is foolish and far too anxious.


Hope says be patient and what will be will unfold.


Lead Or Follow

Someone asked why this place has been quiet for so long and I told them Traveling Jack has been engaged in multiple adventures in places without WiFi or cell service.

They ask if the Shmata Queen has been a part of these or if Traveling Jack has been alone.

If I told you she was kidnapped and I have been working out the details of how to rescue her would you shake your head and ask what really happened or beg for more details?

Would you say it’s inconceivable she would allow herself to be captured and or locked up or that she would need my help?

If you picked another option and said I would let her remain locked up and not breach the castle walls and pull her out of there you would be wrong.

They haven’t built the place that could do that.

Lead Or Follow

Sometimes you have to choose between options and the question is as simple as lead or follow.

You may want and long for the shades of gray which enable you to see circumstances in terms that aren’t as stark but you can’t always get what you want..

So you pick the road and lead or follow the path for as long as you can and that is how it goes until life chooses to make you change again.

Maybe it is with a shmata and maybe it is without.

What is today will not always reflect what is tomorrow.

That may make your heart cry or may make it sing.

More to come on this or maybe not.

Looking For America

We elected a clown and incompetent boob who says he is trying to make America great.

How many school shootings have we seen since he was put in office?

That doesn’t mean I am ignoring Las Vegas or the other horrors he seems to claim are committed by people who don’t look like him or are done by those who are mentally ill.

I don’t recognize this and I can’t accept it as the way things have to be. Guess I am looking for America.

The Paper Jam

A paper jam is never the way you want to start your day and it is not because you are naive enough to believe that technology is supposed to work as intended.

Always and intended are words that come to mind along with sucker and ‘Good luck.’

Speaking of always and intended I am wrestling with those things.

Only a juvenile expects things to never change hopes things will magically fall into place if and when things change.

Because you know that is a reasonable–to expect that some things will continue forever or at least the people you expect to be there will always be.

Still Drunk

I may not post as much new material here but I am still drunk on writing. I probably write with the same frequency as ever, if not more.

It is the only way you can keep your skills sharp and or improve. Both are important to me.

So I am still pushing, just doing it a bit differently than I used to.

But that doesn’t mean I have come to love or appreciate paper jams or any sort of technology failure.

Fortunately I am usually adept at figuring them out, but I wouldn’t mind not having to do so anymore.


9,983,983 Words About Tablets

I wanted an iPad in the worst way because I thought it was really cool and would be really useful.

But I was wrong.

It is cool but not useful in the way I want or need it to be.

I can’t type fast enough on it to make it work for me as a tool that increases my productivity.

Not a big fan of the keyboards you can attach to them either.

So it becomes something to use for entertainment purposes.

9,983,983 Words About Tablets

I am not going to share that many words about tablets here, especially since I just said the iPad is good for entertainment purposes.

If I had significant spare cash I might consider getting one for reading books and watching shows.

It is pretty damn good and useful for those things, but when it comes to a need for writing I don’t like it.

That sucker just doesn’t do it for me.

I have been using one that was given to me by the office for years now so I am pretty familiar with it.

Familiar enough to feel comfortable saying it is not my first choice for a productivity device.

I know some people who say the MS Surface does a good job with that but I have never had the opportunity to find out first hand.

Maybe one day, I am very curious.

For now I think my Mac is doing a pretty good job of taking care of most of my needs, but I admit I am always interested in getting another gadget or two.

Maybe I’ll win the lottery and get a chance to scratch that itch.