A delicious Twilight Zone episode, “The Bard,” written by Rod Serling. A failed writer uses black magic to conjure up William Shakespeare, who then writes his stuff for him. The episode was interrupted by an ad for Sharknado 5.

That’s the whole range of the writing life right there.

I love my profession.

Song of Songs

Ruth

Lamentations

Ecclesiastes

Esther

White – slouchy brown suede bag

Fringe

Chiffon, silk

Khaki

Soft blouses

Persistence and Belief in Yourself

Opening Credits:

Some Douchebag’s film

Starring God’s Perfect Idiot

A Hot Chick

A British Villain

The Comic Relief

A Moody Teen

A CGI Character

A Gratuitous Cameo

Produced by Asshats

Written by the Real Heroes Here

Directed by an Overpaid Tool

 

Michael Lewis hits it out of the park again with this book. Apparently our minds play tricks and our gut instincts are fallible. We can’t trust anything we think or feel. We see patterns with meaning where there is no meaning. We ignore data and make up stories.

We cannot escape our cognitive delusions.

All we can do is question our minds and have friends who can check us before our cognitive delusions lead us over a cliff.

Make yourself a mixtape and see where your heart goes.

Earth Angel

Brown-Eyed Girl

Do you wanna dance?

Galway Girl

Goodbye, Stranger

Different Drum by the Stoned Ponies

Bill

Petrichor. The scent of rain in the air; how it smells outside after a rainstorm.

From the Greek:

petra/petros = stone

ichor= the fluid in the veins of the gods, ethereal essence of the gods.

The blood of stones.