when the Muse keeps quiet

Here’s a re-run of a blogging commentary I published here on Sometimes a while back….

SOMETIMES

One of the things I love about blogging is the great bloggers…all kinds of people, all over the world, young and old (is that politically correct?) and all political and religious persuasions.   I like that.   How boring life would be if we never got out of our particular little niche.     I DO care about all my … uh…blogging acquaintances…and their opinions and points of view…even the ones that don’t think like I do.   That’s OK, feel free to say what ya want and I’ll deal with it.    My best friends usually don’t agree with me on everything…some don’t agree on anything…

Blogging is fun because there aren’t many rules, and when it isn’t fun there is always the unfollow button.

This post is supposed to be about My Muse.    She stays out of the way, mostly, and pops out with a brainstorm of an idea, or nags me to comment…

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53 thoughts on “when the Muse keeps quiet

  1. You write with a pen with real ink??? I used to love to write like that, but I can no longer read my handwriting when it is cold. It’s hard enough to read when it’s warm. I am most impressed.

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    1. no real ink since about 1955. I used to love the fountain pen I had, with the lever that suctioned the ink up into the pen. I can still read that handwriting I did when I was in my late teens/20ish…I still enjoy handwriting.

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      1. I think better in longhand when composing, I can erase mistakes or add improvements. It took me a few years to get really comfortable composing on the keyboard, and I still prefer pencil and paper.

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      2. What I said sounded silly. We have electricity, more now than in NY. Our power used to go out with all the big storms. In NC we have a generator that pops on if we lose power. If I were desperate, I’d write things out, but I prefer the speed of typing and editing.

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      3. I was just teasing you about the electricity, though a thought crossed my mind could you be Amish or something…but I knew you are not. 🙂 We don’t have as much trouble here with power outages, but I remember just a decade or so ago. In fact I still keep a stash of candles and matches tucked away where “they” don’t know, just in case. There is the occasional storm that knocks the power out, too.

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      4. Several times we were without power for seven or eight days at a time! We were blessed in having a gas stove and water heater. We could cook and take hot showers, but the house would get awfully cold in the winter.

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      5. We are in a corner of our city, and power lines and other utilities vary…lots of new residents, and they all need utilities of course. We don’t have city sewers down here, but it ends a mile to the east. We have septic systems, which is a big deal now. I am selling a vacant lot next door, and before I could list it I had to pay to have a soil test done and for a potential system for a hypothetical buyer (in order to sell as a buildable lot…which means it needs EPA/state/county approval because of the sewage issue.

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    2. My preferred writing instrument now is those BIC mechanical pencils. They last forever and never need to be sharpened; erase nicely too. I still do my poetry early drafts in pencil and paper.

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    3. Thanks for commenting, Anne…I haven’t been doing any blogging, and really need to get back to it. My block has lasted long enough. I am into coloring with nice adult color books and colored pencils…am planning something spectacular with my colorings. haha Actually I find it very relaxing. I’m going to mod-podge some on boxes or notebooks or something.

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      1. I have a lovely coloring book given to me by a friend, and I have yet to put a pencil to it. I run out of day just trying to keep up with blogging and email. That’s marvelous that you find it relaxing.

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      2. It really is relaxing, for me, thinking about colors and variety. Of course I become obsessed with coloring…that’s the nutcake in me. I like to color when watching the telly, which is a colossal waste of time just sitting watching. My standing joke now as I show off my picture is “how will This look on an oatmeal box!”

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      3. CNN live is one corner of my desktop; yahoo or by blog or whatever on the right. This is not necessarily efficiency, more like scatter-technique. 🙂 ONE hour of TV a week? What hour is that?

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      4. We watch Doc Martin, a British production. We used to watch British comedies, maybe three a week, but we lost them when we moved. Perhaps if we hunted, we’d find things, but we’re too busy. The TV schedule in the newspaper means nothing, since we have to have cable to see anything.

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      5. We do have cable, which I edit as much as I can, but even the most benign commercial has inappropriate material that should be off limits, but if I blocked everything there would be nothing left not even children’s cartoons.

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      6. That is funny, but you are right. We try to be very careful when neighbor Logan comes over. I usually sit with him if he asks to turn on our TV. His parents have strict limits at home.

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      7. I know. I’m no prude, but it irks me that there always has to be a bit of flesh showing even if its a bleach commercial. It isn’t right…my girls still laugh at me because I refused to allow “bare midriffs” back in the day.

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      8. In my defense, I make a point of spending a few hours every evening with my son, Scott. Otherwise he would be alone. I am good at amusing myself writing, reading, crafts, but what we do mostly is watch TV. I am a very nervous and obsessive person, and I can’t stand not having a project using my hands.

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      9. He is 55, and he has friends and family he talks to, and he and his sister next door go to granddaughter’s rock band performances, and other things. He was brain damaged at birth, and is unable to live alone. He and I do a lot of things together, shopping, etc. He doesn’t drive, the co. he works for provides transportation, and we do too.

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      10. Yes, I have been to her performances over the years. In fact I’m listening to a show she posted on Facebook a couple days ago. She sings oldies, and some covers…just sang Rhianna and now its I’ll be There…an oldie for sure. She writes many of her songs, sometimes performs with her band, other times by herself and her guitar/

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      11. ah! mountains! When we lived in Tucson after Bill got out of the army, our development was brand new, and thee was an unfettered view of the Santa Catalinas. I am a real desert rat.

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      12. My late husband and I were married in 1972, and I had a bunch of kids. We compromised with NO TV in the living room, and also compromised on music…he favored Big Band music, I lean toward rock. The compromise was classical “greatest hits” and assorted “elevator music” sometimes. He liked to have background sound, I prefer silence. So I wore headphones and listened t my music.

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      13. John and I like the same music, but most of the time he streams NY radio to his phone, which he carries in his pocket. I would have resorted to headphones if I couldn’t shut the door between his office and where I have my computer.

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      14. I like silence too. When I traveled a lot 15 years ago or so, often by myself, although my husband did agree to meet me in Mexico City he declined venturing into the jungle. Golly that makes me nostalgic!

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      15. Yes, I sure do. I can no longer travel: no money; and also I would not be able to do the trips I would want to do…sleeping on a narrow bench or sleeping bag, chasing through airports; I’m 83, and in good health, but I tire easier than I did when I was young.

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      16. My husband and I traveled frequently, but my “adventure” trips I went on alone. He just preferred normal tourism and sight-seeing to back jungle treks which often involved soldiers with machineguns. With Bob it was nice hotels and restaurants; rather than village cuisine and etc.

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