One-Liner Wednesday – Who Are You?

Yes those “#SoCS blog from the bar” are uncomfortable

No Facilities

Last Saturday, I was presented with the message no blogger wants to see from WordPress:

“User does not exist”

What the…?

I could see and respond to comments on my page. I could see my stats in the app. I was invited to login at the bottom of my page, but each attempt failed because I did not exist. Had I become an unperson?

I contacted the Happiness Engineers. This was way beyond not being able to push out my #SoCS blog from the bar, although 6:04 am was fast approaching. What if everything was gone?

I asked to receive a Login link via email. WordPress sent me that link. I was able to access my Admin page, but then I received an email warning me that I had accessed my Admin page. The whole adventure seemed to take place in the Twilight Zone of WordPress.

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Marrying a ghost, false alarms & airline bedbugs: And we are off on a wacky new year


It is a new year, the first month of 12 to come, and we are at the mid-way point on said month.  Everything is new, shiny, and intriguing.   Well, arguably not everything. However, in my rosy, ruby outlook, it’s all shiny and full of possibilities. While much is new, what is old this year, is the fact that wackiness continues unabated.   Every morning, you can wake up, catch news and just shake your head. You shrug and got get your breakfast on.  Wacky mornings are just as prevalent as your morning coffee.

In that vein, here are a few wacky, weird and wondrous events the past few weeks of this glorious new year.

  1. Where was Hawaii Five-O?  I think that by now we have all heard about the false missile alarm warning in Hawaii. I cannot even imagine how Hawaiians felt getting that possible end-of-the world alert on…

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Writing from the Oral Tradition: Guest Post with Clayton Callahan

Myths of the Mirror

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There’s something special about seeing another writer hit his stride with a really great book. A couple weeks ago I finished The Spirit of Cahir Mullach by Clayton Callahan.  I loved the “voice” of this book and though I rarely (never) read books aloud, I couldn’t resist the occasional urge to don my improbable Irish accent and enjoy the sound of this tale.

Why did I “hear” this tale in my head…?

Clayton is a natural storyteller from the oral tradition. I’ll let him tell you about the inspiration for his book:

I have always had a deep fascination with history, culture, and people in general. It was that interest that led me to join a peculiar organization called the Society for Creative Anachronism when I was but a lad of seventeen. While other high school guys were perfecting their mullet (it was the 80’s), I was…

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