A documentarian is someone who makes documentaries, right? That's what I've always thought and my favorite dictionary agrees with me, which makes it an excellent dictionary. Some time ago, however, I came across a group for writers called Write the Docs – a "global community of people who care about documentation." Just a suggestion... The people call themselves documentarians. I get … Continue reading Advice for writers: Don’t call yourselves something else
Motorized bicycles that are ‘non-motorized’? Say hello to my ‘cat’
This morning was perfect for a bicycle ride from Longmont to Lyons, a distance of about 10 miles if you start at the Smith place. It's always great fun to be on the road with nearly as many cyclists as motor vehicle operators. Mrs. Smith and I aren't the slowest people on bicycles, but we're … Continue reading Motorized bicycles that are ‘non-motorized’? Say hello to my ‘cat’
Silence of the Elms
Our power-mad HOA slaughtered several trees this week. I was home to hear the last of them fall to the fearsome teeth of the chainsaw. I heard the roar of the chipper shredding life itself into mulch. Now all is quiet.
‘Toady’ on my mind today
Somewhere between 1.37 and 1.79 miles on my post-workday walk* on a treadmill at the gym today a favorite old word came to mind. I was watching CNN on a screen just off to my left – Fox News being a few monitors over to my right, of course – when it happened. Image by … Continue reading ‘Toady’ on my mind today