Twittering Hearts

It’s another one of those special events that lay claim to being a holiday but what the heck, how can you criticize a holiday that expresses love, even if some of it is in the puppy stages. Like when you were young and naïve and didn’t wonder what the candy was going to do to your teeth. Two guys in my story this week didn’t have to worry about that. They were probably on their second or third set anyway (of teeth, not hearts). But as Boomers shrink to something more resembling Echoes, there are other health worries.

Join the fun, write a few thoughts in a compressed 280-character format. Send a link to Kat and look at all the stories from last weeks’ posts. Also send a bunch of hearts, emojis, 3D holograph moving things and such to Kat. She works hard to collect and report all our efforts weekly along with daily creative posts AND still has time to push a nine-to-five rock up a hill every day.

Kat Myrman


Writing Types

The emphasis of the Twittering Tale this week relates to literacy and how we can express ourselves as we attempt to communicate with one another. I like the photo prompt Kat provided. This doesn’t even look like an electric typewriter. There is an advantage to that when living in a country with an unstable electrical supply (as I do). There has been a technology “skip” in countries like Indonesia. Many homes do not have landline telephones; they are not needed in a country where everyone carries handphones. An infrastructure that supports residential phones has not developed and why should it?

Let’em Eat Cookies

Time for a Twittering Tale expressed in 280 characters. Below is this week’s photo prompt, Kat’s submission, and my take. With many States of the US taking a more liberal view of the pesky weed, I felt it safe to recount a personal experience, keeping in mind that everything is examined by government agencies. But that is OK because Fearless Leaker (he really can’t keep a secret, ask Bob M.) tells us that he doesn’t believe his spy guys. That makes me innocent. Just like him.

Returned Soles

The ripple effect on the economy, a result of the National Tantrum, will undoubtedly hurt the sales of shoes, clothing,…

Where Do You Hang Your Pot?

Donald Trump                                     Nancy Pelosi Physical Age: Same as me                  Physical Age: 78 Social Behavior Age: 5-6                   Social Behavior Age:…

It Gets Better

And it’s time for another Twittering Tale. Or maybe I am just late. The New Year has crashed in at high speed and time seems a bit compressed. I didn’t even have time for creating resolutions I could break so I guess I am saving time by going straight to the inevitable conclusions. To make up for it, I made a resolution this morning before thinking about my Twittering Tale.

I resolved not to comment on the TrumpSwamp. When you read my contribution below, try not to think that I was personifying the negative qualities I listed in my predictive cocktail. I was not thinking of the Faux Tan Orange One. Of course, by writing this I broke my resolution. See what I mean? Unlike the brew below, resolutions and I are a hopeless mix.

Hold the (Party) Line! A Twittering Tale

It is a placid if not yet happy New Year and I am looking forward to being bored. I know it can’t last for long but with the latest government shutdown, I save a lot of time by not listening to the news. I only listen to the one headline per day: “The government has been shut down for (X) number of days.” I can then turn off the news because there is nothing else important. Yes, there are important things going on in the world outside our borders but as Donny the Grinch says, he is only here to make America grate again. And he is doing that. To do that, the chief needs to mobilize all our resources.

Even Santa Can Get It Wrong

We can’t let the season go without a a Twittering Tale. The tales in Kat’s Roundup (note the bold instruction below) are much more than the tales told by …. well … you know …(Grinch in Chief). Go to her website for all the stories submitted last week. Meet new Bloggers! Have Fun! Tis the season and all that.

Not Merry for Everybody

It seems that recently all our formerly trusted icons have been damaged to the extent that “what you see is not what you get.” Don’t believe what you see. Don’t believe what you hear, even if the audio and video evidence is openly available. This is a paraphrase of what I have heard somewhere; they are not my words. I forget quite where I heard them but some readers or listeners may have had similar nightmares dreams experiences.

So my submission this week is about jolly old guys in red suits who may have taken inappropriate actions in the workplace. It was bound to happen. Making toys for every child in the world for 364 days only to give them all away on day number 365 and then begin again. The stress!

Go Ask Alice

It is Time + One for Twittering Tale # 114. Time + One because I am a day late. December…