Slightly Distracting

14 posts

Another Outlet

I have had a desire to write since high school. After reading Steinbeck, Hemingway, Orwell, and others, I wanted to write something meaningful. I still want to do this. It can be fiction or non-fiction or poetry. Unfortunately, I have not been able to express myself with words as well […]Read more »

Another Story Idea

Just one idea this time: This idea is based on the “Fake Media” claims by Trump and various Trumponistas.  What if they were right?  What if mainstream media (MSM) was actually producing fake news reports and investigations with the sole purpose of misleading the public so that a President and […]Read more »

More Ideas – This Time for TV

The television networks continue to reboot previously successful enterprises with the likes of Hawaii Five-O, Roseanne, Magnum PI, Murphy Brown, Battle of the Network Stars, Charmed, Duck Tales, Dynasty, The Gong Show, The Joker’s Wild, the Magic School Bus, Miami Vice, The Munsters, and Will and Grace, to name just […]Read more »

Story Ideas…free for the taking

This posting is part one of many (probably).  I often have ideas for stories or films or… and I would love to develop the story and write a great essay, short story, or script.  But, alas, I have learned that I am not so talented at writing stories.  I could […]Read more »

La Capillita San Cosme, Tucson, Arizona

La Capillita San Cosme (little chapel of San Cosme) [map] was built in 1929 by volunteers from the barrio (neighborhood) in Tucson, Arizona. It is a whitewashed adobe structure that has Spanish tile roofing. Today, the little chapel in Tucson’s Barrio Viejo is still cared for by its neighbors and […]Read more »

Trabant 601 in Budapest

Oh, the much-maligned Trabi. The Trabant 601 was produced from 1963 to 1990 by VEB Sachsenring in Zwickau, Sachsen (East Germany). I’m not an expert on the Trabant 601 but this one appears to be from the mid- to late-1980s (maybe 1990) and was in remarkably good condition when I […]Read more »

The Search for Jackie Wallace

The issues of homelessness and addiction are way more complicated that most of us every consider. The story of Jackie Wallace illustrates the complexities involved with both issues. It is well-written story written by a photojournalist at   The search for Jackie Wallace A New Orleans football legend reached […]Read more »

Lake Union, Seattle, Washington

Lake Union in Seattle is a freshwater lake that is along the Lake Washington Ship Canal. It is a very active body of water with a large number of recreation boaters, kayakers, and paddle boarders, sightseeing ships, and, yes, seaplanes. In the image above, you see a Kenmore Air de […]Read more »

Cahokia: North America’s Lost Metropolis

Finding North America’s lost medieval city A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds stood where East St. Louis sprawls today in Southern Illinois. This majestic urban architecture towered over the swampy Mississippi River floodplains, blotting out the region’s tiny villages. Beginning in the late 900s, word about the […]Read more »