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Really Mad, not “Acting”

I got up rather early for me, this morning, about 8:30.  That’s early because of going to bed at 3:00, but still…

Anyway, got up, got breakfast ready, then computer time for email, and beginning-of-day stuff.  While I was going through email, I saw one of those ads about seeing pictures of all the stars and their children taken at the same age.  It is basically to show how much they look alike.  And, they do, for the most part.  What was, at first, annoying, then, infuriating, was the person assigned to write the captions to all the pictures.  I think it is so cool to see the resemblances between parents and children, especially if I haven’t seen or, perhaps, don’t know the children.  That is what I wanted to see and hear about.  Yes, I wanted to know if they followed in their parent’s footsteps.  Yes, I wanted to know how they were doing.  What I didn’t need was a caption-by-cation talk about how “we hope so-and-so got a good inheritance”, “so-and-so doesn’t need a good inheritance”, and so on and so on ad adnauseum (yeah, that may not be right, but you know what it means).

It’s as if not a single actor or actress today would think of doing anything but living off of Mom or Dad’s money.  I know there are a few…mention those.  But to keep harping on the financial independence so much made me so upset, I quit looking at the pictures and stopped to write this post.  I mean, really, kids are not truly that bad.  Yes, there are some (read that as “a lot”), however, many many kids in their 20s and 30s do work and work hard.  To have to keep saying that “so-and-so certainly does or doesn’t need the money” only tells me that the caption writer did no research, had no time to write, did not care about the subject.  All of these are good reasons not to publish such stuff until it is done right.

Maybe I am just flipping out, maybe I am just tired, but it seems to me that there is more to the stories if people would just take some time (something not prone to do in today’s world) and study their jobs at hand.

*The “” were mine for emphasis, not to be construed as a direct quote.

Namaste,

Scott

And, I have my 15 minutes…

The other day, I did a search on Google for “Kindredspirit23”.  It came back with 6,070 results!  When I began this blog, it came back with very few results.  I thought, “Wow!  I am becoming famous!”  Tooted the horn; danced a jig; sang a tribute; then, I settled back to Earth and looked at the results.  Most of them are for me, but they are results leading to each of my posts, my blog page, or any other blog page I have left a comment on.  So, not famous, simply exuberant, I suppose.

What it amounted to was my 15 minutes of fame with most of it in my own head.  The one that really impressed me was that an Omaha newspaper had reprinted my article from the Muncie Star about my being an author who had a stroke.  That one disappeared in the week past.  Talk about having your ego collapse!  Transience was the word I decided fit well – fickle may fit even better.

When I looked for that article, I found this link:  UIndy – My old Alma Mater provided an overview of the Muncie article and this link to an abstract of the article (It was 911 words done on July 12, 2013 in the Star Press).  I guess that will be my glory. 🙂

I am beginning a new working section in my life.  I will tell you more about it as time goes on and I see how I do.  Wish me luck (And a little bit of prayer wouldn’t hurt either! ).  All in all, this has been a very busy week.  I know this isn’t a particularly long post, but I decided that short and sweet would be better than long and boring.  Stick with me.  I will settle into this new schedule soon.

Namaste,

Scott

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