100WW — The Middle of Nowhere

901FEA02-40AF-413E-8B7F-FEBA3D6CA557“Shit!” Erin exclaimed.

“What’s the matter, Hon?” her husband asked.

“There’s no internet out here,” she said. “I just took a spectacular photo with my iPhone and I can’t get a goddam signal to upload it to Instagram.”

“Of course there’s no signal out here,” Fred said. “We’re in the middle of nowhere.”

“I want you to delate Mother Nature for failing to blanket the planet in internet connectivity,” Erin whined.

“I pledge to you, Erin,” Fred said, “that the lodge we’re staying at tonight has WiFi.”

“Oh thank God,” Erin said. “You’re like my knight in shining armor, Fred.”

(100 words)


Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. And for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (delate), Word of the Day Challenge (pledge), Your Daily Word Prompt (knight), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (WiFi).

I Don’t Know What I’m Missing

I’ve complained multiple times to the Happinesses Engineers at WordPress about problems with the Reader in the WordPress iOS app. But to no avail. The issue persists.

Once again, this morning I woke up to yet another big gap — this one a seven hour gap — between posts that showed up in my Reader this morning:0A087E00-BFD4-45FF-9733-0FBE488329FD

I’ve tried everything WordPress has suggested to resolve this issue: I refreshed the Reader, I logged out of, and then logged back into, the app. But nothing seems to address the problem.

So, my fellow bloggers, if it appears that I’m ingnoring your posts, not liking them and/or commenting on them, that’s just not the case. I’m just not seeing them in my Reader.

One-Liner Wednesday — Feels Good For a Moment

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“Self-righteousness feels good for a moment, but only in the way that peeing in your pants feels warm for a moment.”

Author and Lutheran Minister Nadia Bolz-Weber

Ah, but it sure does feel good for that moment, doesn’t it? Um, self-righteousness, that is. I wouldn’t know about the peeing thing.


Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #18

FPQEach week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration. By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

This week’s provocative question was spurred by the recent headlines about R. Kelly and Michael Jackson. A Lifetime docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly,” along with Kelly’s bizarre interview with Gayle King of CBS News, has sparked renewed interest in allegations of sexual abuse, manipulation, and inappropriate encounters with girls and young women. And HBO’s documentary about Michael Jackson, “Leaving Neverland,” which focuses on his alleged sexual abuses of young boys, has also put his inappropriate sexual proclivities under the spotlight.

As a result of the highly inappropriate behavior of these two artists, many radio stations have ceased playing their recordings and people are removing their songs from their personal playlists.

So, my question this week is about whether or not you think it’s possible to separate the art from the artist.

“When you learn about highly regarded artists being accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, especially with minors, can you separate the artists from their art, or would you refuse to listen to, watch, or read the artists’ works?”

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And most important, have fun.