bits and pieces

My journey through my old journals continues. I’m on #3 now, which began in the last days of December in the long-ago year of 1983. I’m not finding profound insights yet, and a lot of it is cringe worthy, but it’s fun to see how I could go on for pages about some plot idea I had at the time — usually about a young man who was misunderstood — developing directions and characters. So far, one of those nascent notes did make it into a published story and another impressed me enuf that I wrote it into my current journal with the thought of developing it further. I was still making my entries with whatever pen or pencil was at hand, though a red felt-tipped pen seemed to be uncommonly available. But I was beginning to make entries with a mechanical pencil in this journal, and I think I was starting to see how much I enjoyed writing with .05 lead, which is what I use exclusively today.

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I received a rejection from The Saturday Evening Post, if you can believe it!

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We’re both fully vaccinated, but we’re still being cautious in public. We carry masks (and wear them) in stores, but we don’t go “shopping” as much as dash in, get what we need, and get out. We’re seeing family and friends more but there’s no rush to return to the old normal.

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There are six cereal-suitable spoons in my kitchen drawer. Only two of them match. I can wonder where the other matching spoons have gone, but it seems more intriguing to speculate on where the four oddballs have come from. How did they find their way into my kitchen drawer?

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I’m still on the look out for interesting podcasts, so if you have a suggestion, let me know.

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One Comment on “bits and pieces”


  1. I can’t remember if I recommended The Anthropocene Reviewed podcast. Some of my favorite episodes: Auld Lang Syne, Air Conditioning and Sycamore Trees (the sycamore tree part), and QWERTY Keyboard and the Kauaʻi ʻōʻō.


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