WDP/MLMM Friday Faithfuls — Nuclear Fusion

For Jim Adams’ Mindlovemisery’s Friday Faithfuls, Jim has asked us to respond to his prompt by writing anything about nuclear fusion, or any other source of clean energy.

The truth is that, Jim, in his prompt post, covered everything I know about nuclear fusion — and then some. So I have nothing to add to that topic. As far as other sources of clean energy, I know there is wind-powered energy and water-powered energy. And, of course, solar-powered energy. The end.

Having exhausted the depth of my knowledge about nuclear fusion and clean energy, I’m at a loss for what else to post about, so I figured I’d answer the WordPress Daily Prompt question, which is a question that no one I know has any interest whatsoever in being answered.

Daily writing prompt
What’s the oldest things you’re wearing today?

I’m not sure what the oldest thing I’m wearing today is. It’s probably my Levi jeans, which given that I haven’t yet worn a hole in either knee, was probably just purchased in early 2022. I’m pretty sure my undershirts, underpants, and sweat socks are from mid-2022. And my Kizik step-in sneakers that I wear where just purchased in December of last year. But the belt I’m wearing possibly is from as far back as 2020. So that’s definitely the oldest thing I’m wearing today.

So thank you, Jim, for your Friday Faithfuls topic on nuclear fusion and clean energy, which I literally managed to avoid writing about.

And thank you, WordPress, for this fascinating question, one that I’m sure has been on the minds of all of my followers all day today.

More Rory Questions

Rory, at Earthly Comforts, has posed some more of his world famous questions for us to consider.

What Personality Trait Has Gotten You In The Most Trouble?

Probably my sarcasm. Not everyone gets it.

Do you trust Google – it is always reliable and accurate with all your searches, and what are your top five regular searches?

My issue with Google Search is not the reliability or accuracy of the searches. It’s more about how it apparently keeps track of what I’ve searched for and then posts articles or ads, or sends me emails in gmail, related to things I’ve searched for. For example, when I was researching different e-bikes a few years back, I stated getting emails from different e-bike makers on almost a daily basis. I had to unsubscribe individually from each of their sites to stem the flow of e-bike emails.

I don’t really have “regular” searches I do repeatedly. My searches vary depending upon what’s going on and what crossed my mind.

What’s been your greatest challenge?

Right now my greatest challenge is getting to the point where I can walk without having to use walking sticks and have full range of motion in my right shoulder after falling of a latter in January and fracturing my left hip and breaking my right arm at my shoulder.

Are you someone that wants to be or needs to be heard and seen, or are you content to be found behind the scenes?

In my younger days, being seen and heard was a big deal. Now that I’m an old fart, I’m quite content to be invisible.

Fibbing Friday — List of “Ists”

Di (aka Pensitivity101) hosts Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. For this week’s Fibbing Friday, Di has given us a list of ‘ists’ and asked what they are.

1. Philatelist — An expert in where you can get the best Philly cheesesteak sandwiches in the city of Philadelphia
2. Botanist — A doctor who specializes in the administration of Botox injections
3. Naturalist — A person who prefers to live as nature intended…without any clothes
4. Taxidermist — A person who makes those scented, pine tree-shaped “air fresheners” that taxi drivers hang from their taxicab’s rear view mirrors

5. Anthropologist — A researcher who is working to develop a cure for anthrax
6. Scientist — A writer of science fiction stories
7. Strategist — An Amateur astronomer who like to launch rockets that reach into the stratosphere
8. Protagonist — A professional tag player
9. Pharmacist — An actor who will only play the role of a pharaoh, a king, or a dictator.
10. Biologist — A person who volunteers to live for a period of time in a biodome, an ecosystems structure where animals and plants can be observed.

Fandango’s Flashback Friday — May 19th

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Flashback Friday post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (19th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on May 19, 2018.

Simple Instructions


“There’s been a complication,” Larry said. “I’ve got a few leftover peg thingies, and I’m short a few of these screw thingies. And I can’t get this last piece to fit properly.”

“There’s nothing complicated about this,” Anita said. “You just have to follow the instructions, step by step. Can’t you follow simple instructions?”

“I have been following the ‘simple’ instructions and I’ve been at this for three hours and now I’m going to have to go back and start from scratch,” Larry groused.

“Seriously?” Anita said. “It looks like you’ve got most of it put together.”

“Yeah, that’s what I thought,” said Larry, “but I messed up somewhere.”

“Should I call my father?” Anita asked. “He’s a mechanical engineer.”

“No way,” insisted Larry. “I’ll figure out how to put this damn crib together without help from your father. But I tell you what. We’re never buying another piece of furniture from IKEA ever again.”


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “complication.”

FOWC with Fandango — Option


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 “option.”

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.