From the nostalgia posts
And no one will get hurt!
Said my conscience
Try something different
Was as personal
As this conversation
With my conscience
Was going to get
Arguing with one’s conscience
Never worked before
If I were lucky, a truce
Would be worked out
Those were pitiful
Attempts at humor
What about just a few more
Slipped in–now and then?
Don’t overdo it!
Here’s what always works
What always worked?
What was sure fire?
Overdo that, too
What did it mean to dream about found money? Angry Rorschach blobs?
That was Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta’ Love,” by the Hollyridge Strings. More easy listening favorites after news, sports, and weather.
This is Nick Bumpus, your host for “Mellow in the Morning.” Coming up–“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It?,” “Love Can Make You Happy,” “Love Stinks.” Don’t go away–join me after the break–won’t you?
What this all means, is today I’m not loving this blogging thing so much. Ideas are not flowing freely–not that they ever did, anyway. I’ve enjoyed reading and commenting on other posts about as much as anything.
It’s not the first time in a long time that blog traffic has been down. More traffic passes down my country road at midnight, than there’s been here lately.
Can you tell I’ve been reading the spam that comes across my web page? Ad after ad for things to buy I already have or don’t need.
People are fickle, and if I haven’t caught their attention in the first five seconds–the opportunity was wasted. There’s a news flash.
I refuse to humiliate myself for the entertainment of others–although that might gain some readers.
Watching cat videos for the last six minutes is as low as I care to go. Was that humiliating enough for you?
Bent over grannies with bloomers
Woodsmen that chopped
Wood, with the wind
Concrete frogs, lizards with bright painted spots
Colored rocks, fake boat docks
Red birds, blue birds, and one strange
Bird–that looked a lot like a buzzard
Front lawn props that outdid Disney’s Small World
It was rumored there were still more to come
Pieces of the past–flags, patriotic streamers
An old man’s memories of good times
That should have lasted longer
Begged to be understood