A Morning Post

The Castle

I’m just about to jump into the shower. However, I thought I’d say good morning. How are all of you feeling? Also, it’s supposed to reach 70 in our neck of the woods. Whoo Hoo!

Resumption of Resumption

Just Keep Running

Okay, okay. I know I’ve not posted anything about my exercise routine in quite some time. That’s because I haven’t exercised in quite some time. But today, I hit the trails with my Nordic Walking Sticks. And, before I forget – today’s stats are at the end. That’s because there’s the inevitable catching up of past workouts. So, without further ado:

Good Morning Blogstonia!

Spring Semester is coming to a close. I’ve finished one of my classes. It was a Journalism class about how social media has drastically changed the news industry. My other class, an intro to art, also had a module about the possibility of social media engaging in behavioral modification and the art community’s protests against the commodification of personal data used for that supposed modification.

I’m not a big believer in Behavioral Psychology, which is the basis for some people’s fear of social media. Despite the claims of its founder and the researchers who followed, Behavioral Modification has never achieved its promises. So, I’m not particularly worried about “Big Other” replacing “Big Brother” as the new, scary monster. Facebook and Twitter are showing cracks. Impermanence is ever showing it is the only thing permanent in existence.

Anyway, I’ve decided it’s time for me to make an effort to resume blogging. I know it’s been a hell of a draught. Until the breakfast post of the other day, I’ve not put out anything for months. I’m not going to make any promises of newfound motivation. Hell, this might be the last post for months to come. Still, I’ve got a feeling Blogging will find its way back from the brink of obscurity.

Eat Your Hearts Out….

The Castle
I made this!

On second thought, maybe you all don’t eat your hearts out. That would be cannibalism. Plus, I’m suspect about some of you actually having hearts.

Resumption

Just Keep Running

Forgive me Blogsphere, for I have sinned. It has been 2 months and 14 days since my last exercise.

However, today I’ve resumed exercising. I purchased a new Cateye so I can track my stats for my bicycle rides. Then there’s the treadmill. And since I’ve a stationary bike stand for my Specialized, I will be working out in the basement until the road/trail conditions improve. Also, most of my winter running gear was purchased when I was 20 or 30 pounds lighter. By the time I get back down to that weight, it’ll be summer.

Anyway, I’m catching up on posting my stats.

Kevin Drum is Back!

Kevin Drum is my Blog Father. He was the first political blog I ever read. He even once visited my first blog “Rook’s Rant’ which has long been retired from service, and left a comment or two. Anyway, after having blogged on his own back in the early 2000s, he became the blogger of two magazine sites……

You know what? I’ll let him explain:

I started blogging in 2002 at my own site. In 2004 I got hired by the Washington Monthly and then moved to Mother Jones in 2008, where I blogged and wrote for the print magazine for 12 years. Finally, in 2021, I came full circle, leaving MoJo to once again blog at my own site.

https://jabberwocking.com/

Good Morning, Blogstonia!

The Castle
Behold my Bedhead and be amazed!

It really is too early for this “ xxxxxxxxxxxx.” Feel free to replace the x’s with a word of your choice.

It’s Friday!

The Castle

I work 10 hour days, so it is for me.

[scene in the kitchen]

Tina: It’s not Friday yet.

Me: Well……..

Tina: Shut up!

[I walk away laughing a quiet, maniacal laugh]

A Quick Good Morning

The Castle

I’ve little time, so I thought I’d quickly say good morning. You all be on your best behavior, please. Yes, that is right. I didn’t tell you to behave because none of you are capable of behaving properly.