The NEW Fourth of July

Facial recognition adapts to a mask-wearing public -- GCN

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July. Today marks a day that as Roosevelt said, “Will live in infamy.”  While we wear masks, social distance, and see thousands upon thousands of people dying due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we get ready to celebrate our heritage.

 I pray that all people who celebrate this day celebrate “smartly”. Please social distance and “wear masks.” Is it worth the risk to gather in large crowds, ignore wearing masks, and run the risk of acquiring this dangerous disease? Please folks; this is NOT just the flu, It is wide spread, and extremely dangerous for ALL ages.

While fireworks is a National celebration, in MY opinion, it would be better to watch previous fireworks displays on TV, Bar B Q on a small scale with a few friends and family that you know are safe, and enjoy the holiday with good food, conversation, oh, and perhaps a little libation.:-)

Hmmmm… I seem to sound like a little bit like Dr. Fauci don’t I? Hey, I just don’t want ANYBODY dying unnecessarily. Let’s get real here, without an audience who reads me, what’s the point, RIGHT?

Have fun everyone and remember this…Our forefathers dyed not in vein, but to bring about the freedoms we many times take for granted. Let us honor the fallen and the brave, and dedicate our freedom to their honor. Happy Fourth…

Until later…





What IS it about Blogging That Makes People Wanna Read You?


What IS it about Blogging That Makes People Wanna Read You?

I have only been around here as a serious blogger now for just a little while. While I could conceivably give you all kinds of reasons such as content, SEO’S, friends, marketing, etc., I believe the most important piece of blogging info I can offer you is BE LIKED.

Yup, that’s it, the more people who read and like what you write, the better. That is not to say that occasionally I won’t read a blog that I do not particularly like the writer, if the title and the first sentence draw me in, then I’m there.

It has always been my goal, if you will, to have thousands of readers who love me and continue to read me because they enjoy my content. Over the last couple of years, I have been lucky to acquire many friends in the writing community, and as such, have picked up quite a following. Those who read me consistently, I sincerely thank you.

Dear Sooz, which has been my oldest topic, has done the best overall. I am currently in the process of trying to get it syndicated at a National Newspaper, fingers crossed, we’ll see.

As or blogging, for ME, it’s just an enjoyment. I realize I may only appeal to a certain crowd, but that’s OK with me. As long as one person who reads me gets a smile, or has a giggle, then I have done my job.

I will continue to blog, and I sincerely hope those of you who DO read me will continue to do so. I have made many good friends here and for ALL of you, my heart is yours.

Until Later…


How I Find Blogging Ideas


 Finding Blog ideas for me is easy…I STEAL them…No, I’m just kidding, but occasionally I will read someone else’s blog, or a story in the paper, and a light just goes off in my head that says….Hmmmmm…That would be a great Blog idea.

Now, this isn’t ALWAYS the case, sometimes I will just stare at the computer, talk to myself, eat, drink, pee, and then back to the computer to stare. Hey, I’ve even been known to fall asleep just sitting there trying to think of ideas.

For many of my Blogs I just use stuff that happens to me in real life. I’ve always heard that “true humor” IS in real life, and you know what…It’s true. Just pick something that either you have either done, or know someone who has done something silly and then just write about it.

Personally, I like to keep my Blogs light. Many folks write about dark or depressing material, and that’s OK for A Blog, But…I would suggest not making a regular diet of these subjects. People usually like to read Blogs that are either light OR that just have great subject matter that will be interesting to a large audience.

Other great ways to find ideas are to write about either “How To” type Blogs or Top ten lists. People eat these up. Everyone loves finding out “How To” do something or read a comedic top 10 list. I’ve read many “How To” Blogs and have learned quite a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I still can’t DO any of them, but, I still LOVE reading those Blogs.

Other topics that people tend to follow are health Blogs. By this I mean how to GET and stay healthy. If you don’t believe it, just go to ANY bookstore and see how large the section on this is. This topic is Global so once you start writing these; you tend to have an audience for life.

No matter WHAT topic you choose, ALWAYS use a good title for your piece.  Usually, the catchier the title, the more people you will draw to your blog. The most important part of Blogging though is to just be yourself. If you do, your personality will show and people will be drawn to your Blog. Have fun and just enjoy the writing, if you use some of these ides, you WILL become a successful Blogger. Good luck.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


I was just nominated for the prestigious “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” from Ned on Ned’s Blog. I am always amazed at when folks nominate me for these awards and I want to give my sincere thanks.

As part of the rules, I have to give 7 interesting facts bout myself so here goes.

1. I am Bisexual (Looks around the room here to see who is covering their mouth going WTF!!!) Also putting it out there that I am single and also a DAMNED good CATCH so START FISHING people. 🙂

2. Even though I fly all over the country for my job, I HATE FLYING…I just don’t believe heavy things like Pigs or things that are made of 40 tons of metal should be airborne.

3. I love watching Looney Tunes Cartoons…Wanna MAKE somethin’ of it????

4. I’m scared of the dark. Okay…That was a LIE but I am running out of interesting things to say about myself here.

5. I have two degrees…HOT and COLD. I really do though sticks out chest. 🙂

6. I LOVE speed…I probably would have been a race car driver if I wasn’t in my current profession.

7. I love to sing but I’m not very good, UNLESS I’m in the shower…THEN, I’m GREAT. 🙂

Congrats. to ALL of you. You ALL have inspired ME time and time again and I Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

Until Later…