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2024-02-23 17:26
Here's another installment in my list of celebrity women I admire.  There are 27 of them, so there will be two installments. Olivia Newton-John.  I've loved Olivia wholehearte… Read More
2024-02-22 22:31
From all I know, the phrase 'How about X?' hadn't supplanted the older equivalent 'What about X?' until the 19th Century, at the earliest.  But I'm not so well-versed in English spoken… Read More
2024-02-22 02:24
When I was taking care of my friend's pets, naturally, one of the important jobs was giving the little guys their victuals.  Twice a day, for the doggies, and whenever her bowl was empt… Read More
2024-02-21 19:19
I've wanted to do this for ages, but put it off because I knew that my taste in women would put off lots of readers.  It probably will; people judge others based on whom they admire; wh… Read More
2024-02-18 00:53
The last couple of days I've been reading—actually, re-reading—a pretty intense story by an author called Siera Malin.  I'm inclined to think that it's at least distantly au… Read More
2024-02-17 01:20
The images on DA are all of really young misses!  I can't really complain; as time goes on, the median age of DA members is going to grow steadily younger than me—you know what I… Read More
2024-02-12 19:23
Every one means the same as each one.  When Tiny Tim says "God bless us, every one!" the meaning is clear.   When someone says go through these books, every one should be… Read More
2024-02-12 16:10
I'm reading—actually re-reading—an interesting time-travel story.  There are lots of details that I would change, but the story-telling is so good that, in some ways, if I t… Read More
2024-02-11 19:51
So you can skip reading right now if you don't want your Superbowl Weekend to be ruined by something completely non-athletic.People who have become famous through Television often begin to b… Read More
2024-02-08 21:40
OMG.I don't know about other people, but I had got the impression that I wasn't the only one who thought twins were adorable!  I just love seeing twins, and an unexpected sight of… Read More
2024-02-05 15:44
I swear, this cat is magic.  If I turn to go one way, she's running ahead of me.   Then I turn to go the opposite way, and—guess what?—she's running ahead of me ag… Read More
2024-02-04 22:10
Last week I was again looking after my favorite animal friends.  I'm so thankful that, as a kid I wasn't up to my neck in pets, because I can enjoy the experience so much more now!&nbsp&hell…Read More
2024-02-02 02:27
Wow.  Has TikTok made this happen? : Just some of the TikTok clips get on Facebook, and some of the chicks there really dress sexy.  I guess each individual Fb person has to set he… Read More
Odds And Ends
2024-01-29 16:20
After I had blogged about Barbie, I suddenly wanted to get several things off my chest.  (I'm glad I managed to be critical of the movie without completely dumping on it.  I think… Read More
2024-01-28 15:10
OK.I thought Margot R. was excellent for the Barbie role.I thought all the Barbies were cast beautifully, acted brilliantly, and were an awesome ensemble team. I think Ken did really we… Read More
2024-01-22 13:45
I stayed the night with friends.  As I was being dropped off, I noticed something; the roofs of some houses were adorned with dish antennas. I realized that TV was a large part of… Read More
2024-01-21 23:35
"Mel quickly returned from stuffing the garbage (bag) down the shoot."Most of my readers probably know that, what an apartment- building dweller stuffs their garbage bag down is not a 'shoot… Read More
2024-01-19 17:23
We're having a steady, fine fall of snow, the kind that skiers like.  The sky is relentlessly leaden, so that it's gloomy. Talking about skiing, there are so many things I ought to… Read More
2024-01-17 14:30
DeviantArt is the limit.When I get bored, there are a few places I go: FaceBook, email, and DA.  The latter, because I like to look at pretty women; there's no point in being coy with y… Read More
2024-01-15 19:55
Fern is, you might not know, the name of the elf in my half-written story.  The human girl is Lauren; a black girl, an orphan, well-educated, a tax accountant.I just read several p… Read More
2024-01-11 21:31
My parents were old-fashioned; all through school I was totally unhip, and hung out with older kids, and even teachers; the same happened all through college.  (In fact it was a former… Read More
2024-01-08 03:51
Youth culture is—well, let's just say that I'm losing my grip on it.  On DA, at least, the women are looking sluttier every day, but I know beyond a doubt that it's men who put up… Read More
2024-01-07 00:42
Well, it's snowing in Central Pennsylvania, which I certainly don't mind!  It's the absence of snow that I object to; I'm sure those live at the top of a steep hill in the country… Read More
2024-01-03 20:27
Missy Franklin is this beautiful woman, who is at present the most gold medals in swimming of practically anyone.  She was a swimming goddess, and her achievements will last some years… Read More
2023-12-29 16:44
Gosh, it's hardly been a month since I sort of said that I would never go on DA again, but ...First of all, I switched from Facebook Lite to mainstream Facebook.  I was getting a little… Read More
2023-12-29 13:43
This is the time of year when the news sources—TV, radio—do their Best of the Year lists.  I used to pay more attention to these in my younger days, mainly because I listene… Read More
A Horror Story
2023-12-27 22:50
I have just been reading a story that's sort of a cross between thriller, and a sort of stealth love story.  It's called So Happy For You; I don't want to outright recommend it, but it… Read More
2023-12-23 21:54
I'm listening to the Christmas Oratorio, one of Bach's long choral works.  My story Christine's Miraculous Christmas is all about this work, from a kid point of view.  As you can e… Read More
2023-12-18 23:14
Writing about music for the Helen stories, I may have given the appearance of knowing a lot more about music than I really did.  But one thing I can say truthfully: I love the music of… Read More
2023-12-18 00:37
Well!  This post is going to tell you a lot more about me, as a person, than most other posts!As you know I visit with my best friend on weekends, a lot.  This weekend, she invited… Read More
2023-12-15 20:50
This year, I'm going to fix something festive for myself for Christmas.  I'm usually invited over somewhere for the meal, but then I have to go along with someone else's traditions, etc… Read More
2023-12-13 15:46
I was just re-reading a cute story, about two women, slowly falling in love with each other, when I read: "Will I  top up your glass?"Normally, this sentence only makes sense if the spe… Read More
2023-12-12 00:48
I've implied this lots of times, but perhaps I never came right out and said this: I don't like the untidy, fly-away hairdos that young people are wearing.  I much prefer the tidy, clos… Read More
2023-12-07 02:15
I have heard about, and seen, TV programs for people's pet kittens, and cats!  I don't know what to think of that!The programs have videos of birds, and squirrels, and other stuff that… Read More
2023-12-01 15:39
I was recently thinking about this book (story) Alexandra, and giving it a critical appraisal: if it had been someone else's work, how would I assess it?What would not be widely known (or kn… Read More
2023-11-24 19:59
Wow, it's difficult to be chill when reading about my blog statistics!  It's been a long time since I looked into the readership of my blogs, and I had forgotten about all the twists an… Read More
2023-11-22 16:11
As I see it, being an artist has two parts: Finding a subject, and creating it.  Artists always have ideas for an image; only some of them can restrain themselves from creating self- in… Read More
2023-11-21 19:11
I'm exhausted.  For several reasons, but I usually explore the site DA, when I'm done with one thing, or when I've given up on something else I was trying to do.I had been looking throu… Read More
2023-11-20 19:36
I have to deal with adulting in two ways: writing about adulting, (and that should really be the second way) and adulting by myself. Obviously, I'm never going to say, in a book, OK, th… Read More
2023-11-16 13:21
I'm reading a story—I'm still not decided whether I want to reveal the author's name right now—which, I don't mind saying, is interesting.  It's got me hooked, and, I guess… Read More
2023-11-10 01:02
One peculiarity of mine is that, though I consider both elves and fairies fantastic creatures, I think of elves as if they could be real, whereas I think of fairies as completely imaginary!… Read More
2023-11-04 14:00
I'm a little startled by how many really good actresses—women in demand for their serious acting skills—are willing to have magazines put up sexual images of them.  I guess… Read More
2023-11-01 15:01
I had forgotten about Halloween!  (No wonder, since the stores put out their candy so early.)  When I told this to my friend, they decided to come over, decorate my porch, and put… Read More
2023-10-31 18:36
I'm sure all my readers—in the Temperate Zone—have some opinion about the changing of the clock time twice a year: setting the clocks from 1:00 AM back to 2:00 AM (or something l… Read More
2023-10-27 15:57
My mother passed away the year before last.  She was a wonderful woman, taking into account the moral environment she was in.  She often led singing in church retreats and stuff, a… Read More
2023-10-10 18:41
I just re-read Nancy Springer's story featuring Enola Holmes, the fictional, much younger, sister of (the also fictional) English, private detective, Sherlock Holmes.Sherlock Homes was the c… Read More
2023-10-06 23:33
Somewhere in the 18th Century--when people began to write about new literature that was emerging--some scholar conjectured that every author had one big book inside them.  Not only… Read More
2023-10-05 03:05
I was just reading a book that I had started, and then set aside for some reason.   I often do this, because when I take up the book again, I'd have forgotten what caused me to giv… Read More
2023-10-02 14:26
I have to recognize that I'm totally out of touch with popular culture 😞.One good thing is that pop culture is spreading out, and there are fragments of older pop culture built in, a… Read More
2023-09-20 14:38
In my opinion, a lot of usages are just that: my opinion.  I do think that some others are more than just my opinion; one usage would flow smoothly, while another would be so jarring th… Read More
2023-09-14 18:54
When I was growing up, we often visited an uncle, who was a great admirer of the African-American singer Marian Anderson. He would sit me down, and make me listen to recordings of this woman… Read More
2023-09-14 15:54
This was an unexpected discovery.   I stared at this passage I was reading, and it looked just a shade away from making sense.  It took a while for me to realize that it was t… Read More
2023-09-09 14:14
Well, I changed all the prices.  Not all; the free ones are still free, the rest are mostly at 99c.Have fun!Kay Ashley Mary-Kate Hemlock Brown Read More
2023-09-06 15:43
Nancy Wilson is a guitarist.   See her play on the video of Dreamboat Annie on YouTube.Ann Wilson is an amazing singer; I really admire her performances at Lincoln Center, esp… Read More
2023-09-02 18:29
On the Deviant Art website, artists are allowed to tag some of their submissions as Mature Content, which means that those artworks (or photographs or whatever) are not displayed, unless who… Read More
2023-08-29 12:30
Ha.For all my life, I hated Economics with a passion!  The economists had rules of thumb, like "If you raise interest rates, people will not be buying much, so ... (prices will go down?… Read More
2023-08-26 21:16
There was a very brief episode (in the long Helen story) that takes place in the summer, after the filming of Merit.  I hadn't really planned on including it in the sequence; it doesn't… Read More
2023-08-25 20:17
I was visiting my friend, who has a cat.  I was minding my own business, sitting in a corner, when this cat hops up on me, stretches out on me, and starts to purr!So I google: "Why does… Read More
2023-08-24 21:01
In the recent past I've been highly critical of how DA art has morphed in various ridiculous directions.  But certain strange features are really interesting. Firstly, there is an… Read More
2023-08-16 16:06
Greetings to you, on this 16th day of August.  We just this morning watched England chomp down on Australia in the Women's FIFA game, played somewhere in Australia or New Zealand. … Read More
2023-08-12 19:41
I'm reading a piece of lesfic, and as usual, it about a girl who goes to a bar, hoping to hook up with a date.  It's well written, in its own way, but there were a few unexpected mistak… Read More
2023-07-30 15:20
I was recently reading a book by Bruce Cameron, called A Dog's Way Home.  It was written in the first person; a dog is narrating the story, from his fugitive puppyhood, through a p… Read More
2023-07-28 13:24
When I first started writing, I was crazy about classical music.  I had been crazy about piano music, but now I was getting interested in choral music, and chamber music---trios, string… Read More
2023-07-16 16:34
If the title didn't make this clear, this is a story by Gwendolyn Blackthorne, about vampires.  Normally I stay as far as possible from vampires; both vampires, and the the authors that… Read More
Maria Sharapova
2023-07-15 15:03
Maria SharapovaAt one time I thought I was in love with this woman!  I still think she's beautiful, and I like her sense of humor, but I'm not as infatuated as I used to be.  Read More
2023-07-06 15:39
I usually expect that there'll be new people buying my books when they're offered for free, but this time there is only a sales bump of about 5 books!  I'm not severely disappointed (th… Read More
2023-07-02 12:33
I'm noticing that in some images, girls are made up as if they had been beaten up, or 'roughed up,' as the saying goes.  Looking closely, though, the additions to conventional makeup ar… Read More
2023-07-01 20:09
I'm not a professional computer scientist, but I've taken a number of courses on computer science, and I can, as they say, read between the lines.Most computers today have the basic capabili… Read More
2023-06-29 18:51
This is just one more complaint in my never- ending series of complaints about popular graphic art as exemplified in uploads to Deviant Art (DA).  The DA site has hundreds of members … Read More
2023-06-27 20:31
Writing (fiction) about fantastic creatures is not ready, if you want to be consistent.  I guess some authors just write any old how, without a care.  But this leads to contradicti… Read More
2023-06-23 22:17
We don't know how this pattern of alien princesses being dressed in very skimpy clothing came about, but an early example of an author---who may have invested in "nubile" princesses as an ea… Read More
2023-06-19 14:22
I joined DeviantArt long ago; initially I just wanted to find an artist who could deliver cover art for my ebooks, and meanwhile I would just enjoy the pictures.Easier said than done. … Read More
2023-06-16 18:36
The title of this post sounds as though Tanya Huff belongs in a cage, but nothing's further from the truth; she's a perfectly respectable author from Eastern Canada, who has written a score… Read More
2023-06-16 14:41
I had always been taught that the vertical parts of a door frame---the thing you lean on, casually---is the door jamb.  And when I first learned the word it was from a book, so I assume… Read More
2023-06-15 22:40
Well, as many of you know, my stories on Smashwords are essentially free, except for a couple of them.  Well, they're having a sale, so the whole lot are free now.  With great forb… Read More
2023-06-13 20:18
This is a subject I haven't talked about very much: what do I feel about these stories I have written; these characters I have invented?For the longest time, I felt a little embarrassed abou… Read More
2023-06-10 16:48
Some friends and I watched the new Avatar sequel last weekend.  I realized how confusing it would be for someone faced with a large crowd of protagonists all at once (which I inflict o… Read More
2023-06-01 20:12
I have always been uncomfortable about the T in LGBTQ+; I keep thinking it isn't time to slide them in with the remaining Queer folks, and their rights and privileges.  (J.K. Rowling's… Read More
2023-05-31 17:59
I have now read two stories---possibly by the same author---that are driven by time travel.  The time travel is a crucial feature in the stories, but they also contain lots of---wh… Read More
2023-05-24 13:28
At least on DA, the site for amateur artists to post their work, women and girls seem to be wearing more skimpy clothes.  Even depictions of well known fictional characters---Cinderella… Read More
2023-05-21 13:27
I've been regarding you with complaints about the site DA (DeviantArt), or rather the artists who are members of the site.When an artist uploads an piece, he/she is allowed to fill in a text… Read More
2023-05-20 20:51
When watching a movie, have you ever got the feeling that the director (or producer, or screenwriter) is getting a cheap reaction from the movie audience with a scene, or a plot twist that i… Read More
2023-04-08 16:58
What's the difference (between school and college)?Not a lot, it seems to me.  To most kids, school is something your parents  have wanted you to get through.  (Some of these… Read More
2023-04-04 13:52
I've just heard of this: AI Cosplay.  I can't even guess what is intended; does some cosplayer get into costume, and then modify the image with AI, or is this some robotic person doing… Read More
2023-03-17 15:03
This is both really cute, and very satisfying: a day after I made all my e-books free, the downloading records showed that one copy of every one of my books had been downloaded!  Of cou… Read More
2023-03-07 18:30
Just learned about this thing, and enrolled all my books ago.  Get over to Smashwords and get all the books for free right now; we can talk later.This is a silly event; I just can't tak… Read More
2023-03-04 17:45
I recently wrote about a story in which the legend of Robin Hood had been presented as if Robin was a woman.  The story is an interesting one, even in the original version.  The au… Read More
2023-03-01 14:16
Yes; I've decided that it's time I declared that I'm officially an old person.  Why?  Because I find myself annoyed every time I see the word 'hot' when applied to a woman.  T… Read More
2023-02-28 19:20
I want to write a story about a girl named Robert.  I just saw an ad about a story featuring two girls called Bryce and Cameron, so why the heck not?  How about female twins called… Read More
2023-02-21 23:24
OK, tell me this: why are all the women wearing swimsuits (or something like one) on DeviantArt?Answer: most members are guys.  Well, that's just my suspicion, but it is a strong one.&n&hell…Read More
2023-02-17 16:51
I have been a teacher.  A lot of what educationists want from those who prepare students for their classes (in the previous year, for instance), is to be able to efficiently perform mec… Read More
2023-02-15 17:31
No; EW is not suffering, that I know of, anyway.  It's just that I do admire her, and I think she contributed immensely to the success of the Harry Potter stories, in particular as they… Read More
2023-02-08 00:45
These are observations based on what I see on Devious Art, Facebook, The New York Times, Amazon, and the local news.  Being completely idle is not easy, becaus I get bored, and then I'm… Read More
2023-01-30 03:32
Because I don't play videogames, and don't read manga, I think belonging to Deviant Art is my only insight into youth culture.  And what I'm seeing is: fussy, elaborate hairdos for girl… Read More
2023-01-22 17:50
People (I mean friends and family) often ask me about attitudes of the people I meet and talk to, and I answer as well às I can.  But increasingly I find that there is often an a… Read More
2023-01-19 23:12
At one time, I wrote a lot of porn text, just for my own satisfaction.  It was a little different from the erotic text community found in fiction these days: detailed accounts of sex an… Read More
2022-12-24 00:03
Dear friends,I suddenly realized that, of any of you were to visit the blog-site during the week, there would be nothing for you to see!I'm still one of those pesky agnostics / atheists, and… Read More

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