Authors, Entrepreneurs, and other Creative Individuals Pursuing Their Dreams
Yeah, I get it. There are valid arguments on both sides.
1 … “We’ve gotta have unions or they’ll run us over!”
2 … “Not in my business! I’ll lock the damned doors first!”
This post has been nagging at me to be written for over a week. I’ve kept two small…Continue
That’s not a very long time. The average white male in the United States lives 75.6 years, 5.2 years less than the average white woman. It’s the reason we have so many of those nasty cats. Her man dies first, so the woman needs someone to bitch and carp at the rest of the trip. Dogs won’t put up with it.
Still, there are 288 segments five…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on July 2, 2012 at 5:44pm — No Comments
It’s actually kind of nice to hear it said that way. For so many years I’ve heard it said with “you” in place of the “I” and it sounds different enough like this to make it better, somehow.
Still, I’m now noticing some of the things I do and they’re annoying. What’s worse is these are new things, stuff others never got a…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on July 1, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments
That’s the title of the last of the “Dirty Harry” movies with Clint Eastwood. The Dead Pool has a cast of “not-yet-famous” actors, the characters played by Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson and Jim Carrey. That kind of movie was my favorite brand for many years. After a week of pressure in my business and…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 30, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments
Va-va-va-voom! Let’s talk ta-tas!
Gotta be careful with this one. If I do anything wrong, or don’t do something as I should, I may take a lot of heat for this post. Heck, even bad luck could nail me, but you know me by now, I’d guess. Just ’cause the bullets are flying out there, it doesn’t mean I sound…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 29, 2012 at 5:33pm — No Comments
… a tooth for a tooth.
End result? A bunch of bare gummed blind people.
Ever hear the expression, “What goes around comes around?” You probably have, but may not have acted on it yet. Or, perhaps you did act on it, but in the wrong way. There was a Guy a long time ago Whom I call JC. He advocated the…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 28, 2012 at 5:33pm — No Comments
That group, cancer survivors, now includes me … as I understand it. Apparently I can keep the “title” unless-until I become a dead guy. The newspaper article you’ll see by clicking the link lists some of the…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 27, 2012 at 7:24pm — No Comments
In a disappointing visit to an ophthalmologist today, I waited over 30 minutes to be called in. My GP, Mike MacMurray, told me the eye doc would zap me with a laser and bring my bad vision back to what it was before. Not so, I was to learn. I wasted an hour plus to get an exam and have my eyes dilated so I can’t see worth a crap until the drops wear off.…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 26, 2012 at 5:42pm — No Comments
… tie a knot and make a swing.
A familiar topic, yes, but not what most people want to discuss when everything’s already hunky-dory in their world. C’mon, man, who the heck wants to discuss problems when it’s all working just fine?
Actually, no one. Problems, as well as solutions, are welcome…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 25, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments
The badge I wear gets attention. I call that a good thing, since getting attention is why I got it in the first place. This is the badge I wear whenever I leave the house.
I was walking amiably to my car parked in a…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 24, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments
One question I frequently ask myself is, “Bill, do you ever shut your damned mouth?”
Perhaps I do it from seeing the cartoon balloons above people’s heads when they look at me after I’ve said something particularly non-brilliant. That’s happened many times in my life, although it’s less frequent in recent years. These days, when that happens to me,…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 23, 2012 at 5:24pm — No Comments
Only now, it makes a difference. I was walking into an aisle at CVS Pharmacy to pick up more dope, as I do a few times every month. Cancer’s no damned fun, and getting old isn’t exactly a burst of glee, either. A woman was almost out of the aisle as I approached, but she saw me coming.
She moved to her right and turned sideways to…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 22, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments
It’s almost common in times of grief to hear someone say, “I know how you feel”. However, when the aggrieved person is positive the other one doesn’t know … can’t even possibly have a bleepin’ clue! … it pisses him-her off. A lot.
One of the more common instances of terrible hurt is losing someone close. For most of us…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 21, 2012 at 5:41pm — No Comments
Something I used to do, but I quit. Maybe I never even really got started. At least, if we base it on the two-way street premise, I didn’t.
Lesley Gore, who rocketed to mediocrity in the ’60s, had a few songs, none of them “super” hits for anyone who enjoys real music. She began…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 20, 2012 at 5:44pm — No Comments
It’s a thing done at Christmas, sometimes on Halloween. I’ve never done either of them, although my oldest son was committed to a mental institution for a few months when he set fire to one on a neighbor’s door around his age twelve. We visited him a couple times per week at the hospital, around 40 miles away.
According to Wikipedia, there are a…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 19, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments
Most of you know I have a very good friend named Alex. He’s done me so many favors it’s now well beyond the “I owe him” stage. Only rarely when I ask for his help, (something I do more often than you might imagine), does he say “no”. Even when it’s clearly a burden for him, if he can do it, he does.
When he says he’ll bail my sorry butt out…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 18, 2012 at 6:40pm — No Comments
It’s really an obligation. We all have it.
In your lifetime, without regard to your age, you’ve benefitted from someone passing it on. The saddest people ever are those with no one willing or able to pass along what they’ve learned to the younger generation.
For most of us it starts early. Mom is usually the first,…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 17, 2012 at 5:33pm — No Comments
Those words are similar to what we hear in any retail business, yet different. A clerk asks, “Can I help you?” and it’s expected.
The words used in the title to this piece are those used by a hero or heroine. The phrase shown directly above is meant to generate a sale of some kind. The first one is from the heart.…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 16, 2012 at 5:27pm — No Comments
When you see his picture, he also looks like one. He’s a typical homeless guy. Long, dirty hair. A scraggly beard and moustache, the parts of his face that should be smooth shaven littered with stubble fading from brown to gray. He either has a “sleepy eye” or, more likely, was half buzzed when the picture was taken.…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 15, 2012 at 5:21pm — No Comments
This world doesn’t have enough of ‘em but, the ones we do have do one helluva good job. One of the reader-editors who see each chapter I write and comment the next day sent me this one. She helps me under the name Bib ‘n’ Tucker.
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 14, 2012 at 5:10pm — No Comments