WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER.
Twitter said it best this morning.
Another month means it’s time to take a look at the last one, and there’s also an announcement at the end of today’s post so I guess I’ll get it started.
MUSICAL TALENT ESCAPED me.
All of my attempts to learn to play an instrument have gone awry, and I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, but I like to soak up the talents of people who can.
THIS POST WAS supposed to be different.
I’ve looked forward to it since Sue posted this week’s prompt words.
I formed the first sentence while I ate a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit for breakfast.
It was not the first sentence you read.
It was a confession.
ADVERBS DO NOT appeal to me, but Sue said to use one so I’ll use it quickly.
July did not seem quick, but I guess now’s as good a time as any to look back at it.
TODAY’S END MARKS the close of another month in a year which seems glacial at times, but also rapid because we’re more than halfway through it.
I want to take a few minutes to say thank you to each of you who return to read this blog.
WORDS ON PAPER aren’t rare.
Handwritten words on paper seem to be going the way of the dodo bird, which may be one reason there’s such a big market for books of and about them.
AT THIS SECOND, there is surgery in progress.
There is no hospital, but there are slices and cuts.
Let me explain.
We have come to the end of another month so I thought now would be as good a time as any to go on a written journey back through the days of June.
There have been many innovations in communication throughout history.
From the pigeon to the Pony Express, from the telegraph to the telephone and beyond, all of these advances were made to better connect people to each other.
Today, there are more ways to communicate than ever before.
Messages can be sent and received in the blink of an eye.
When I saw Sue’s prompt for today, which is “connect,” my first thought was we live in a time when it is easier to communicate with more people than it has ever been, but all it takes is a look at current events to see we aren’t connected.
Then I thought about things from a more positive point of view.
When I was a journalist, I was always on the lookout for ways to become a better writer.
Since I write posts a lot more now, I’ve been on the lookout again.
Yesterday, I saw the best tip I’ve seen in a while about how to write better stories.