Mitch and Chuck

“He has a clear pattern of obstruction of justice and yet you’re willing to exculpate him,” Chuck said. “What are you thinking?”

“Well,” Mitch said, “when it comes to federal judges, his time in office was a bonanza for the conservatives. And he was always very generous to those of us who offered him our loyalty and blind support.”

“Mitch, you really disappoint me,” Chuck said, “if you ever hoped to serve as an example of how good politics in America should work, you have failed miserably.”

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (pattern), MMA Storytime (obstruction), Your Daily Word Prompt (exculpate), Ragtag Daily Prompt (bonanza), Word of the Day Challenge (generous), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (example).

A Month of Love #3

Paula Light says, “Let’s celebrate the month of lurve (aka love) by posting one thing we love every day throughout February.

Now the truth is that I’m not really a romantic guy, so I might be hard pressed to come up with 28 objects of love, but I think I should be able to come up with 28 things I like a lot.

Today I’m posting a picture of our cat, who I love very much.I am posting this picture of our cat because on Monday I posted this picture of him and everyone said that he looked mean or angry or scary. I’m afraid that picture gave the wrong impression of our cat. Sure, he can be, as all cats are, temperamental — especially when he thinks he’s being ignored or feels that he’s overdue to be fed. But he’s actually a real sweetheart of a cat.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #107

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each 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.

For my provocative question last week I asked about what is more important when blogging: what you say or how you say it. I hope you don’t mind if I post two provocative questions in a row about blogging. Well, even if  you do mind, I’m going to do it anyway.

On Monday, Dr. Tanya, aka Salted Caramel, wrote that she was going to be taken a blogging hiatus from two of her weekly prompts, Blogging Insights and Five Things. She is moving and needs to devote her time and energy to taking care of that.

That got me thinking about the idea of taking a blogging hiatus.I moved last February and, while I didn’t formally take a hiatus from my blog, I cut back my post frequency considerably. It actually took me about six weeks after my move to get back into the swing of things vis-à-vis my blog. However, I took a lengthy — two year — hiatus from blogging between May of 2015 and May of 2017 because I had some pressing personal matters that needed to be addressed.

So my provocative question this week is about blogging hiatuses.

Have you ever taken a hiatus (break) from blogging? If so, how long did your hiatus last and why did you take it? How difficult was it to return to blogging after your hiatus? Did your stats suffer and did you lose readers as a consequence of your absence?

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. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.