WDP — Favorite Shoes

Tell us about your favorite pair of shoes, and where they’ve taken you.

This was actually yesterday’s daily prompt, but I thought I’d respond to it even though I’m a day late. My favorite shoes these days are what are called hands-free, step-in, slip-on sneakers. Why? Because in my current condition recuperating from a partial hip replacement, I can’t tie my own shoes.

There are probably three or four brands of hands-free, step-in, slip-on sneakers on the market. Maybe even more by now. The brand I have is Kizik. But the other hands-free brands, like Kizik, enable you to put on tie sneakers without bending down.

Truth be told, I’ve actually been wearing Kizik sneakers since way before I broke my hip. Probably since 2021. Not because I was unable to bend down, but because I was lazy and didn’t want to bend or sit down to tie or untie my sneakers all the time. Slipping on and off my sneakers, hands-free and without bending down, just seemed to make sense.

But, now, even more so. And you know what? When I was still in the hospital starting my inpatient rehab, the physical therapists were so impressed by my hands-free, no bending required to put on and take of my sneakers, that they were going to start recommending them to other hip replacement surgery patients.

Hey, I’m a freakin’ trend setter!

Fandango’s Provocative Question #15 Redux


Note: My brain feels a little fried today, so I thought I’d give it the day off and repost this Provocative Question post from February 20, 2019. If you answered this FPQ back then, feel free to put a link to your post in the comments. Or if you’ve never answered this question before, write your own post and create a pingback to this post, but please check to see if the pingback worked.

Welcome 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.

This week’s provocative question is based upon a quote by Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. Whew, that’s a lot of cred. Anyway, Russell, who died in 1970, suggested that…

“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that, in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubts.”

Do you concur with Mr. Russell’s perspective? Why or why not?

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.

FOWC with Fandango — Home


It’s February 22, 2023. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “home.”

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. Please 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. Show them some love.