One-Liner Wednesday — Knowledge and Wisdom


“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

American writer and professor Isaac Asimov

I was only able to catch brief glimpses of the opening day U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial of Donald Trump, but based upon what I did see, the proof of Asimov’s quote was on full display for anyone who was tuning in to watch it.

I think the actions on the part of Mitch McConnell and every single Republican senator showed not only their unwillingness to gather knowledge, but their inability to exercise wisdom.

Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #1 — Revisited

FPQI am running around like a chicken without a head, as the old saying goes. Between buying a new house, packing up my current house, getting ready to move, and preparing my current house to go on the market, I’ve barely had time to publish many posts, much less to read and comments on others’ posts.

Thus, I decided that, until this whole relocation madness is over, I would suspend my provocative question posts. But then my blogging buddy, Pete, over at Stroke Survivor, suggested, “If you run short in future, just repost an early one. There must be several of us who follow your blog now, who didn’t a year ago.” What a great idea. So until I am all settled into my new house, the next few weeks, at least, of Fandango’s Provocative Question prompts will be my earliest such posts, starting with #1 from November 14, 2018.

So how about this? I’m thinking about starting something new and maybe different. Something that may get your creative juices flowing.

Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question. 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.

My first provocative question is this:

“If you could be the opposite sex for one day, what would you do?”

Whether or not there will be a second provocative question challenge will depend upon how you all respond to this one. You can also tell me in the comments if you think this idea is a good one or if it sucks.

If you do decide 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.

FOWC with Fandango — Refuse

FOWCWelcome to January 22, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “refuse.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC 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.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.