The Zombies Ate My Brains

Rescuing what might remain of the grey matter.

Archive for April 2014

Morning Person

I’m a morning person. That is, if you define yourself in terms of when do you do your best work. While studying mine engineering technology, I soon learned that the math part of my brain lost steam by noon. If I couldn’t figure the sums by lunch time, then I needed to postpone the work for another day, if I had that luxury. The research, reading, and ‘riting part of my brain […]

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Aunt Helen

It was Easter, about four, perhaps five years ago. We hosted the family gathering and the weather was pleasant enough for us to sit outside. When the phone rang, I hesitated to answer it: let the machine pick up. I changed my mind and decided to use the call as an excuse to refresh drinks. I was glad that I did. It was my cousin, Jeffrey. His mother, my aunt Helen, had died. […]

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Like for a TBH

The status on my nephew’s Facebook page said “Like for a TBH.” I was not familiar with the acronym, so I sent him a private message, “TBH?” “To Be Honest”, he replied. “Ah” I posted, and left it at that. I read along as the evening unfolded and got the idea it was a way of inviting conversation, maybe a plea for a pep talk. But I also noticed that one or […]

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Why I Blog: To Read

The first assignment for Blogging 201 asks us to consider our goals for blogging. WordPress tutors asked these questions: Why do you blog? To gain notoriety? To secure a book contract? To self-publish your work? To establish yourself as a leader in your field? To gain followers? Traffic? To connect with others? To work through and clarify your own thoughts? Initially, I passed by this exercise. I figure that I am well […]

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Snow Joke: Share My World Week 15

For your blog do you basically use Windows or Mac, laptop, desktop, pad, or phone? I use a desktop computer furnished with Windows for most of my blogging fun. I cannot easily compose or otherwise format material on my Android tablet, but it comes in handy for reading and the occasional comment. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I remember the day I […]

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Obsession

The URL of the daily prompt first brought to mind earworms, those tunes that stick and for better or worse you can’t get them out of your head. The body of the prompt asks if I’ve ever been obsessed with something.* If I connect the musical aspect of earworm with obsession, I remember the guitar I wanted when I was a preteen. In those days, if I wanted a guitar, I needed […]

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Juggling Act

I wrote in an earlier post “When the universe hands you a couple of balls to juggle, you might be able to pull it off. But if a bushel-full are dumped on you, is it any wonder that you drop the entire lot?” Today, by way of balancing that weightier insight, I present for your amusement, and perhaps a trip down memory lane to the days of the Smothers Brothers,  this […]

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