If anyone was wondering why I haven’t been publishing on a regular basis, there are a combination of things that factor into my lack of postings.
I’ve been undergoing some writer’s block and a lack of interest in my subject matter I’m known to write about – politics, health care and energy. It’s kind of put me in a funk and without the ability to find a hook to address these topics in a fresh manner I find myself uninspired to put pen to paper, euphemistically speaking.
However, I have begun to stir an interests in writing a piece about a local food co-op. I’m not only interested in raising awareness about this topic and how it provides great benefits to local communities but I am working to put it together in a fashion that can be presented to my local newspaper as an item for print. Denton, Texas, where I live has a fledging food co-op that I have been a member of for better than a year and it continues to struggle and gain popular acceptance. I have agreed to work with the people who have made this co-op a reality here to see if I can stir some local interests. Not only with potential members but with a greater base of local food source suppliers.
This will require a bit more time and research on my part so bare with me if you see less posting on Woodgates’s View over the next week or so. In the mean time, here’s my good friend Donna Cavanagh stepping in for me during this lull with a short piece on a humorous take about a news item you will likely not see on many venues. If you haven’t yet, I encourage all my readers to visit Donna’s creation at HumorOutcast for a daily laugh and for some clever humor writing by various contributor’s, including yours truly on an irregular basis.
An armed robber in Brazil, burst into a luxury sex toy shop, tied up the sales associate and stole just one item: an 18-carat, gold-plated vibrator. This might turn out to be the ultimate exercise in frustration for the robber as he forgot to steal the charger that keeps the vibrator going. I fear there are so many lessons to be learned here, so let’s examine a few:
1) Golden Idols come and go, but they seldom stand strong for long.
2) Sometimes it is the shiniest of objects that are the most fragile.
3) Batteries Not Included: Maybe the most important words ever written.
4) Simplifying one’s life NEVER includes an 18-carat, $4,000 vibrator unless your name is Liberace.
5) It might look like a duck and quack like a duck, but if it doesn’t have a plug, it’s a dead duck.
5) It doesn’t matter how pretty it is; if you can’t turn it on, it’s probably worthless.