I wouldn't normally give a shout out to a blogger twice in the same week, but this warrants an exception. As noted in my last post I follow Townie Bastard who blogs out of Iqaluit in the territory of Nunavut (established in 1999) in the Canadian north. He noted in today's blog that he has just gotten a new job, partially because of his good writing skills as demonstrated on his blog and on Twitter. I think it's really inspiring to see that folks are noticing that sort of thing and positive things can happen when you put yourself out there to be seen. Another instance, as it were, of the powers of the Internet being used for good instead of evil.
Moving on...It did not escape my attention that my last blog posting (you remember, the one where I'm sporting the cool, red hair-doo) had 11 comments, all from female readers. I can interpret this in two ways: that guys read this, but didn't think it manly to comment about another guy's hair or that women really liked my hair and they all felt compelled to comment. I just hope that my wife doesn't take it the wrong way if she notices so many women following my blog...and ladies, you'll not hear any complaining from me...
This is where I include the obligatory comment about writing. I finished a flash piece today that I may use Friday. I am waiting to see how the editing goes. Now I know that Anton Gully (aka the Flash B*stard) would argue that polish is for the fine, wooden floors. I'm a bit old-school and, to quote the late Orson Welles, will serve no tale before its time.
This is a different story than the one I noted last week. I haven't made any more progress on that one. This short story just popped into my head on Sunday while standing in the parking lot at Walmart (who hasn't wanted to set a story there!) It's about love, small dogs and really bad luck. I'll say no more...except that as a former dog catcher, it is my duty to talk about dogs once in a while.
THE NEED FOR A GURU
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