Two Worlds

I started putting the pieces of the jigsaw together tonight to prepare for my WordPress account running out in May. The story really started several days ago, when I messaged technical support at (the blogging platform that hooks up to Evernote), and asked them to help me deal with the spammer than hijacked my … Continue reading Two Worlds


I have spent the evening tinkering with the new “Twenty Nineteen” theme that’s in sort-of-secret development at WordPress. It’s not generally available yet, but the beta is if you know how to acquire and install such things. Once upon a time I built WordPress themes and plugins to make money on-the-side – so I have … Continue reading Tinkering


I have somehow ended up with almost identical blogs at WordPress, Tumblr, and LiveJournal. Yes, LiveJournal still exists – stop laughing. Anyway – cutting a very long, introspective, and boring story short, I’m going to limit the almost-daily head emptying posts to just WordPress. I find myself being drawn into all three communities and trying … Continue reading Footholds

One Thousand Lines

Today I wrote over a thousand lines of programming. Tomorrow morning I’ll try executing them, and hide behind something sturdy while they spew error messages all over the place. Or not. Sometimes my code works first time – it’s rare, but it happens. I’m writing the programming to bring a system into existence – kind … Continue reading One Thousand Lines

Recreate a Single Day

Somehow I have made it to day fourteen of the WordPress Blogging University “Every Day Inspiration” series of daily prompts. Yes, I know I haven’t done every day – but I’ve done quite a few of them. Today’s prompt appears to be the easiest of the lot, because it’s pretty much “what I do” – tell … Continue reading Recreate a Single Day

Unexpected Popularity

The strangest thing has been happening. Maybe not strange, but certainly unexpected. People have been reading my blog posts. Lots of people. Well, a few. More than in quite some time. Ok, enough with the short sentences because it makes me sound like Donald Trump (on a side note, it will be interesting to see … Continue reading Unexpected Popularity

Writing and Not Writing

Today’s WordPress Blogging University writing exercise is asking me to consider what I might write if I had more time to write: If you’re not a full-time writer, or if your day is so full of other tasks that you have little time to write, consider these alternative questions: if you could step into a … Continue reading Writing and Not Writing

The Colour of Magic

Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong. The above words were written by Terry Pratchett – the late, celebrated author of the Discworld novels. I discovered the Discworld novels through my other half. Not … Continue reading The Colour of Magic