I’ve mentioned the dinosaurs walking Earth, eBay and Amazon. But what about Craigslist? Is it even worth a mention? What’s it all about, and why isn’t it in the news until someone gets busted when a personal massage goes wildly wrong?
Craigslist must not be important. Ebay would have bought it, or Google by now. It’s just an anomaly, floating out there with no big impact …
Or is it? On the outside Craiglist is a public place, but on the inside it’s very private. Craigslist is not, as its dot-org suggests, non-profit. Continue reading “Craigslist – The Great Poker Game”
I have canceled Amazon Advantage!
It’s a seller backend service. Without missing a beat, upon sending the message through their system to close it – I immediately lost all access. They should send me my products back now.
Amazon Advantage is for larger companies that have a logistics department. For me, a small seller, joining just resulted in me having to ship products to Amazon at my own expense with NO increased sales, despite Amazon’s effort to improve the visibility of those products. Continue reading “A Few Newthings (or, Amazon’s More Expensive No Advantage Program)”
I petted a chipmunk today!
I don’t know what else to say about that!
So therefore, upon finding nothing to say about it, Continue reading “How To Pet A Chipmunk (A Documentary)”
I wrote an article recently about a fisher that ran into my screened-in porch chasing my cat.
I was sure I wanted to, but wasn’t sure how to, respond to the many comments I got from people pleading with me to keep my cat indoors. I don’t want to do that!
It’s not me, really, but I’m a diplomatic kind of soul. If I were the cat, I wouldn’t want me to do that! Continue reading “Let Your Inner Cat Out!”
There are people all around you poking their phones! They pet them and caress their perfect smooth screens in public places!
What are they doing? Why? When will it stop?
When I was young, we learned how to properly have a pet. We were blessed with imperfect policing of the beaches and our Giant Schnauzer, Dominic (an Italian Schnauzer), spent his years playing in the sand. We poked him and caressed his perfect smooth coat!
Everybody loved him! Continue reading “The Smartphone Revolution (or, You Ain’t Poked Nothin’ Yet!)”
I’m an audiobook producer and longtime radio announcer, and I’m available on Audible’s ACX platform for narration. Please consider partnering with me for a narration project!
I’m also narrator for my own book “A Candle Lit.” Here’s a sample! Continue reading ““A Candle Lit” Audiobook Sample – Ch. 23, Music, Memory and the Mind”
I wrote recently about a documentary called “Edge of the Universe” (2002). The only compliment I paid I think was I liked the title. The actual show, though, should have been called something else, like “More Nonsense About the Universe!” The Universe might have edges, but they weren’t seen in that documentary!
Enter Attenborough … and another, much different study, this time of the sea: “The Blue Planet, A Natural History of the Oceans” (2001); a truly eye-opening mini-series! Sans hyperbole, this fabulous 8-hour series shows us through the eyes of animals there is more than one universe; it just depends on your perspective! As one IMDB reviewer put it, the series “opened (his) eyes to another planet right here on Earth!” Another was inspired to become a marine biologist! Continue reading “The Edge of the Universe Through the Eyes of a Dolphin (or, Endemic Life on Our Abyssal Plain!)”
This folk song is from 1777. It’s the story of a traditional English stalking incident involving a farmer thought to be cute by a nobleman’s daughter. It was a popular “song of the peasantry.” I’m always trying to increase my demographics, so welcome, peasant fans! Continue reading “The Golden Glove (The Squire of Tamworth) (18th-Century Rap) (Music Video!)”
Kitty’s on the bass amp and she thinks she’s pretty cool
She says we should get together someday after school
Add a few more girlies we could hang out by the pool
Turn the music up, and show the neighbors that we rule
Bring your telecaster and your silver tambourine
Plug it in and turn it up and make it really scream Continue reading “That Cat Can Dance! (A Poem)”
We’ve gone black! And we’re not going back!
This is it! The new color scheme!
And not only is it cool, and features a lack of complicated, emotionally-draining, computer-intensive color, it’s good for you!
Amidst the many worthless wannabe blog websites Continue reading “Proof That Nothing Is Good For Your Health”
Back for more! So Glad!
… continuing the novel “Share The Moon, Episode 2, Esteban Escobar” … here’s chapter FIVE, below!
(or, start from the beginning!)
Ch. 5 – The Dog
A sign outside “Holy Spirit Dog” says “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service!”
The graffiti says “No Atheists!”
AKC-registered as “Zeigfried Wigglesworth of Manhattan Island, Protector Of Children,” Ziggy, a well-known New York City Pit Bull, is the mascot for the “Holy Spirit Dog” restaurant chain. The popular pup is also believed, oddly, to be descended from a somewhat clouded figure in Modern Literary Mythology, a reincarnation Continue reading “Share The Moon – Episode 2: Esteban Escobar – Chapter 5: The Dog”
Let’s go back in time … to when it was cold and snowy; I was happily married, we lived in a different town, it was cold and snowy, Boo Boo ruled the ranch, it was cold and snowy, but I owned a very nice snow blowing machine, and we shared the moon with Ziggy the Pit Bull!
Hello Old Friend!
… continuing the novel “Share The Moon, Episode 2, Esteban Escobar” … here’s chapter FOUR, below!
(or, start from the beginning!)
Ch. 4 – The Cat
“Now I have my Fuzz back!” …
… Six months after the cat’s disappearance … Aina scolded her now-easily-visible furry friend “There will be no more running off, chasing invisible mice!“ The girl’s best friend was unexpectedly returned, in a completely unexpected way, and for a totally unexpected reason! Fuzz had disappeared, and in his little cat mind had spent the whole time concerned about how to gracefully reappear!
In New York, despite that Esteban is not a character Aina would normally associate with, the girl, an aspiring fashion photographer and looker herself with long, bright, thin brown hair, did meet the big-time bandito, in a pet store looking at cats! Continue reading “Share The Moon – Episode 2: Esteban Escobar – Chapter 4: The Cat”