June 10, 2021 in Dag

Reasons to be cheerful…um…er

I feel kind of bad. I’ve been publishing a lot of grumpy posts lately. And while, as I’ve mentioned before, I really do love a good old grumpy post, there may just be a teensy weensy chance I might be overdoing it just a little.

We all know too much of a good thing can lead to trouble. And besides, being overwhelmingly grumpy does go against one of the primary philosophies behind my writing. Believe it or not, one of my goals is to spread a bit of joy into the world. And while there is undeniable joy in grumpiness, too much just ends up being…grumpy.

June 3, 2021 in Dag

I don’t like writery writing – unless I’m the one doing it

Here I was, wondering what to write in this week’s post. And then, I returned to the tried and true method I always rely on when I’m not sure what to write about. I find something that makes me grumpy.

To be honest, that doesn’t always help. After all, there are so many things I’m grumpy about. But this week, I’ve settled on an extra-special thing that makes me especially grumpy. Literary writing.

May 27, 2021 in Dag

My mind doesn’t work in multiples

Hooray. I’m in grumpy mode again today.

Being grumpy makes me really happy. In fact it makes me so happy that I have to be careful not to be too grumpy too often, because I might get so happy I’ll forget to be grumpy. And that would make me terribly unhappy.

Confused? How do you think I feel?

May 20, 2021 in Dag

There are fantasies all around us

Amidst this crazy Covid world that we’re all still a part of, there was one other news story that achieved particular prominence over the last few weeks. Of course, the event I’m referring to is the death of HRH Prince Philip.

Now there’s an awful lot I could say about the amount of news media this took up in a world where so many people are still dying from Covid, and so much other stuff is going on. But I think I’ll leave some of the big time political and sociological implications out of this for now. Maybe I’ll come back to it some other time.

May 13, 2021 in Dag

The trials of being a Renaissance man

My job (the one that pays, not the writing) covers many different areas, and allows me to learn all sorts of different things.

One of the things I’m currently learning about is the Renaissance. It sounds like an amazing time. All that culture and learning and creativity. Definitely one of the more exciting times in human history. Learning about what people were able to achieve hundreds of years ago is always an eye-opener, and puts lots of so-called modern day achievements into perspective.