Archives for the day of: December 12, 2016

A Fairy Story….I Believed…I hate the white stuff! ~~dru~~

Diary of an Internet Nobody.(Archive)

So, The Wrong Stuff has been out for a couple of weeks and I’m doing everything I can to promote it, including an upcoming interview on the local radio book club hour and a piece in the local paper.
I have also joined some Facebook author groups and I’m in the process of plugging away at a few of those each day.

The book now has its second five star review on Amazon, including my favourite quote so far, which I’ve pinched for the title of this post; “Easy to read, difficult to put down…” which is, if I do say so myself, pretty accurate.

I’m still waiting to hear when the Kindle edition comes out, but here once again are the Amazon links for the beautifully designed and glossily covered paperback;



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I strive to be but have not become….a selfless giant. Thank you Samia for this wonderful post. ~~dru~~

Samiyah J. Hassan

I watched an online talk between ‘Noam Chomsky’ & ‘Yanis Varoufakis’ the former Greek Finance minister and was amazed at the state of peace, calmness and easiness that filled the talk. Prof. Chomsky didn’t seem at all in a battle to set the tone during the discussion and demonstrate who has the upper hand when it comes to knowledge & experience; he was sitting in total ease, calmly and peacefully with a self filled with confidence. I watched and noticed how he has nothing to prove for the world, not even that he’s an expert, top scholar and one of greatest intellectual figures alive. He didn’t occupy himself on showing the world that the man sitting opposite to him whom is very young has got to do a lot in order for him to catch up with him, he had let the Greek minister do much of the talking! Well…

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Well now we “know?” ~~dru~~


A story originating in The Washington Post, also known as Pravda on the Potomac, has become the leading excuse for the establishment presidential candidate’s stunning defeat in the electoral college. The Post asserts that the CIA believes that Russian hackers acted to swing the election to Donald Trump:

The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter. …

The CIA shared its latest assessment with key senators in a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill last week, in which agency officials cited a growing body of intelligence from multiple sources. Agency briefers told the senators it was now “quite clear” that electing Trump was Russia’s goal, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence…

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'...You've got hoof-and-mouth disease.'

The dramatist Dennis Potter once said, “The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they’ve been in.” Well, with some words, you do want them to be in other mouths, in mouths that know what they are talking about. Having traveled through those mouths the words acquire a cachet, a stamp of approval, a certain imprimatur. This week we’ll look at five words that have flowed through well-known writers’ mouths, pens, or keyboards.




noun: Advantage; benefit.


From Old English behof (profit, need). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kap- (to grasp), which is also the root of captive, capsule, chassis, cable, occupy, deceive, caitiff, captious, and gaff. Earliest documented use: around 1275.


“Is not every man a student, and do not all things exist for the student’s behoof?”
Ralph Waldo Emerson; The American Scholar, a speech delivered Aug 31, 1837.



The ring always believes that the finger lives for it. -Malcolm De Chazal, writer and painter (12 Dec 1902-1981)

I knew there was a reason I like Xmas…..Just didn’t know what it was. READ LOVE/Hate Xmas…

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

Santa Claus, The North Pole, Christmas, The Devil, short story, Sundays With Satan Short Story Series, friends, humor, Modern Philosopher“I’m so sorry I’m late!” The Devil announced merrily as he swept into the living room of The House on the Hill, bringing the frigid Maine winter in with him.

“I come bearing eggnog, Christmas cookies, and warm tidings from the North Pole to help make up for my tardiness,” he said as he placed a large pitcher and a giant platter on the living room table.

I quickly looked at the gifts, my tummy rumbled with longing, but I controlled myself long enough to look up at my well dressed guest.

There was some tinsel on the shoulder of his impeccably tailored suit, and a hint of snow staining his expensive loafers.

“You were just at the North Pole?” I demanded.

It came out much more angrily than I’d anticipated, but Santa Claus and I have always had a special bond.  I had no idea Lucifer even knew him…

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Just makes me sigh….but in a GOOD way! THANX Alk3r. ~~dru~~



The 1932 Ford Model 18 Edsel Ford Speedster was developed by Henry Ford’s son and President of Ford – Edsel B. Ford. Whereas Henry was a hard-nosed man who had grown up on a farm, and thus valued practicality above all else

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Better late than never. THANK YOU my dear BB. ~~dru~~

drudolfPrompt: Kiss & Taste

I tasted Santa

Now my eyes are opened wide

His kiss tasted of…..

(you fill-in the blank,  not part of the poem, part of the solution)



No water…it will be a VERY LONG DAY!  Because even I can’t drink beer all day but i can try!