Meandering Musings Week 32, 2017

I’m working on writing a few things. It feels good to write on a regular basis again after a long and horrible case of writer’s block. I’m not sure if any of it will see the light of day, but it feels good to actually do the work. In the meantime, here are some scattered thoughts.

I have done a horrible job of keeping up on reading, but here is something everyone should read from Leslie at Normal Is Out There. Suicide is not something to joke about, fool around with, or fake. It’s a very serious matter and should be treated as such.

I’ve been asked to write about the proposed military transgender ban. That is among the things I’m working on. You might think it’s breaching my vow not to write about politics, but this is more than a political matter.

There are two things you can count on in a crisis: First is a reminder of Heath Ledger’s classic Joker line, “Everyone just loses their minds.” That leads to people showing you what they’re made of and where their priorities lie. I saw a video on social media arguing that the Joker merely tries to show the world that their priority is always self-interest. So I’m kind of talking out loud to myself (in written form) to remind myself to write about that some day. (Now that’s an odd-looking sentence. Perhaps I’ve lost my mind.)

I’m working on another solo podcast episode where I’ll touch on a few (not necessarily related) topics including Colin Kaepernick, thought policing, and Eric Bolling. That last one will lead to a favorite subject of many of my blogging buddies: dick pics.

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I Saw Her Again (Flash Fiction)

Somehow I scraped out some time to do a little something for the latest Carrot Ranch Communications prompt.

I Saw Her Again

I ran into her the other day. She looked great. She got divorced and quit smoking a few years ago. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look so happy and healthy. We talked and laughed just like we used to all those years ago. No topic was off-limits. No joke was too tasteless. She was just as brilliant and funny as I remembered. Somehow I hadn’t realized how much I missed her. Suddenly it occurred to me in all the excitement I had forgotten to hug her. So I reached over to her…
And then I woke up.