June 17, 2021 in Dag

I really like the funny – but not in my music

Funny is important to me.

I like trying to be funny. I’m not sure if I always succeed, but hey, it’s good to have aspirations. My family and my workmates may have to regularly suffer some of my less memorable attempts, but isn’t that the price of success? In order to come up with a truly memorable zinger, you need to throw off numerous verbal mediocrities. And somebody has to be there to listen to them, don’t they?

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.