Rory’s Morning Dawdler — 02/09/23

Rory, the king of questions, also known as the Autistic Composter, has come up with a new series of questions that he calls “The Morning Dawdler.” He poses four questions three times a week, questions he says are “inspired by life, humor, conversations and observations, town life, blog posts, writers, gardening, news stories, television, entertainment, and human curiosity, and so on.”

Here are Rory’s four morning dawdler questions from yesterday that I’m just getting around to today.

What is the weirdest fact you know?

This is not the weirdest fact I know, but it’s the most disturbing. There are more firearms in the United States of America than there are men, women, and children combined. And Americans purchased more firearms in 2020 and 2021 than at any point in the nation’s history. Furthermore, the leading cause of death for children in the U.S. is guns. Think about that.

Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

I’m going with breakfast because I have same breakfast almost every single day: a bowl of half Special K, half Wheaties, with a scoop of raisins and a sliced banana over which is poured enough organic 2% milk to just cover the cereal flakes. It’s a no brainer, whereas lunches and dinners require more thought and preparation.

What do you enjoy most about your blog?

Interactions with other members of the blogging community.

What are you passionate about outside of writing?

Right now I’m most passionate about doing everything I can to facilitate and speed the healing of my broken hip and injured right shoulder, including religiously doing the assigned in-home exercises.

17 thoughts on “Rory’s Morning Dawdler — 02/09/23

  1. Sadje February 9, 2023 / 5:48 pm

    A very disturbing fact about guns and gun violence.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong February 9, 2023 / 8:53 pm

    America is one gigantic disturbing MESS. Whatever happened to NOT worrying about your government and just living your life?

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  3. donmatthewspoetry February 10, 2023 / 12:40 am

    I think America is too far gone with guns. I don’t see any change. Sadly……….

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    • Fandango February 10, 2023 / 1:58 am

      Nor do I. And “sadly” is an understatement.


      • donmatthewspoetry February 10, 2023 / 4:56 pm

        All comes down to greed for the dollar and pollies in bed with the NRA. I think……

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  4. The Autistic Composter February 10, 2023 / 8:16 am

    I read something similar to the gun figures not long back, that is more than a little disturbing it is down right frightening.

    God health to your hip Fandango 🙂

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  5. leigha66 February 10, 2023 / 10:01 pm

    Those are some scary gun facts. Sadly though I doubt it will change in my lifetime for the better at the rate they are going.

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  6. Marleen February 10, 2023 / 10:42 pm

    I read an article, this morning, about children younger even than eighteen being allowed to have guns out in public. I don’t know if there was a time in our culture wherein people weren’t wound so tight and could’ve known that fact in the back of their minds, but people just aren’t happy lately. A theoretical right for this to happen doesn’t seem innocuous. What the hell were the founders thinking putting that in the top ten rights without clarification?

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