Housekeeping Notes

You have probably noticed that there is a bit of construction going on here. I have made some adjustments to the look and feel of this place. The most recent one is the re-installation of  the DISQUS commenting system.

The old comments are not gone and if all goes to plan they will be integrated into the DISQUS system. At least I hope they will. If for some reason they aren’t I’ll have to decide whether I want to say goodbye to them and start fresh.

In that case I might decide to finally move over to WordPress, but that remains to be seen.

The Week That Was

Welcome my friends to a post that provides a quick snapshot of the week that was and some other interesting nuggets of news and information.

Music For Friday Afternoon
Two Kids & A Dog- Part One
The Past
Hope Springs Eternal
We Aren’t Chickens! A Child Questions Reproduction
It Is A Hand Up- Not A Hand Out
A Pair of Corpses
A Child’s World
Festival Of The Fathers- A Blog Experience Part 5
Of Earthquakes, Puppies and Parenting
Sunday Evening Music Madness
Echoes of The Future

And as always here is your blast from the past:
James Bond Themes
Memories of a House Part One

General Housekeeping Notes

It is pushing 1 A.M. and I should really be asleep. Instead I have been spending time taking care of some odds and ends around this joint.

I finally got around to setting up a Facebook fan page for this joint. You can find a link to it on the right hand side of the page. It is a bit rough now but eventually it should turn into something nicer. The goal of the page is very simple, to help market this joint. I am curious to see what sort of impact it has upon readership and traffic, if any.

I am still mulling over whether to move this over to a self hosted WordPress blog. I probably should do it, but I am slow to make those kinds of changes. Blogger gave me my start and I feel a bit of attachment and allegiance to it.

Still, a WordPress blog offers numerous advantages that are well worth pursuing. One of the things that I want to do is clean up the clutter and make this a bit snazzier. The content won’t change. You’ll still come here and find posts about life, parenting, science and the occasional mention of that wacky Shmata Queen. She still thinks that Lake Erie has a beach.

Beaches require saltwater. Great lakes are just large bodies of water that are surrounded by a pile of sand.

I still intend to write a book and a screenplay or two. I have a bunch of ideas that I am playing around with. The short/long term goal is take those ideas and make them into something.

Anyhoo, I am starting to nod off so I am going to end this here. I encourage you to consider becoming a fan so that you can benefit from all the privileges that yields. More on this to come.

Some Notes About Fragments of Fiction

More than a few of you have left comments or sent emails asking for me to provide more details about a series of posts that I call Fragments of Fiction. These posts are exactly what they seem, fragments of fiction intermixed with fragments of truth.

I write about experiences, places and people. I weave stories out of these moments in time and do my best to create something that you, the reader can relate to. I suppose that it is fair to say that I have a few themes that I fall back upon more frequently than others.

The story lines always involve some sort of relationship, but the story of that relationship is not always black and white. On their most basic level there is a beginning, a middle and an end. Part of the joy of writing these stories is that there are so many different things that can happen. Life is nothing but interesting.

Someone once asked me why these stories always seem to be sad. I suppose that is one way of looking at them. Certainly my mood affects my writing, but at the same time I don’t necessarily view these pieces in the same way as others. They are fragments, little snapshots of a moment in time. They aren’t necessarily representative of what is going to happen, just a history of what has.

When I write them I usually envision a brighter future for whomever I am writing about than it may seem.

Blog Facts

Periodically I churn out a post with all sorts of data about this place. It is a never ending source of fascination for me, how people find this joint, what they read, where they come from etc. It is also a tool I use when I can’t decide what I want to write about.

So join me as we take a few minutes to review this useless but necessary information.

The Most Popular Posts haven’t really changed. They still include the usual items such as:

The Duggar Family Revisited
What Are Your Favorite Song Lyrics?
The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants
Too Much Information- The Girl in the Men’s Room
Teaching Children To Lose Gracefully
Why The Baal Teshuva World Irritates Me
Cover Songs- Part One

As you can see it is the usual mix of personal and provocative. If it wasn’t close to midnight I might engage in some real analysis of it.

Keywords that led you here:

Come back to me June
random thoughts
the heart wants what the heart wants
Kabbalah quotes about besheret
Rules for dating my daughter
meaning of static electricity
what does a fighter pilot do when the need to go the bathroom
how to dispose of clutter
letter for my children
sexualy incompatible marriage
how many fearful thoughts do humans have in a day
how to entertain myself during class
are heroes born or made

Here is a link to a previous post that discussed some of this.