One-Liner Wednesday — Time To Do Nothing


“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing that you want.”

Retired cartoonist and Calvin and Hobbes creator,
Bill Watterson

Even though I, too, am retired, I can relate to Bill Watterson’s quote. I somehow manage to often find myself too busy to just relax and do nothing.

Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday promo from Linda G. Hill.

One-Liner Wednesday — Assumptions


“An assumption is something that you don’t even know you’re making.”

I heard someone say this, but I can’t remember who

A lot of people’s beliefs, whether religious, political, or even personal, are based upon assumptions. An assumption is a willingness to accept something as true without question or proof.

People make assumptions every day. I know that I do. I assume that when I go to sleep at night, I’ll wake up in the morning. I don’t know that for a fact, but I just believe it to be true. I assume that when I get into my car to drive someplace, I won’t get into an accident. I assume that when I buy a head of romaine lettuce at the grocery store, it won’t be infected with E. coli bacteria that will make me sick.

Am I consciously making these assumptions? Do I even know that I’m making them? Well, yes, if I think about them, I suppose I’m conscious of having made them, but it’s really not something I give a whole lot of thought to.

It’s sort of like the tinnitus (ringing in my ears) that I’ve had for years. It’s always there, but unless I think about it, I hardly notice it. I think it’s the same way with assumptions.

What about you? Do you know when you’re making assumptions?

Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

One-Liner Wednesday — Is Politics Important?


“Being in politics is like being a football coach — you have to be smart enough to understand the game but dumb enough to think it’s important.”

Former U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy

That may have been the case when Eugene McCarthy said it in November 1967, but I don’t think it’s the case any longer. In the era of Donald Trump, it seems that being in politics today doesn’t require understanding the game as much as it does understanding how to change the rules of the game on the fly and to cheat at the game.

And also in the era of Donald Trump, I have learned that politics is, in fact, important. If you don’t think politics is important, look at what the political shenanigans of Donald Trump and his GOP sycophants are doing to the American democracy.

Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.