Weekend Wra—Wait. Year-end Wrap up

It’s 2022.

The new year used to be the time you would write the wrong date on your checks, but who writes checks anymore. People sometimes make resolutions, but who carries through on those anymore. The night before used to be a time to gather in a big crowd , but who feels like that is a prudent choice anymore.

What about Top Ten lists? Who doesn’t like those right?

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Top Ten words I used in my blogs:

  • the
  • a
  • and
  • is
  • of
  • for
  • but
  • that
  • I
  • obfuscate

Top Ten Annoyances

  • Spam calls
  • Spam email
  • Spam comments
  • Amazon
  • Amazon
  • Amazon
  • Rude people
  • Expiration dates
  • Tik Tok

Top Ten Sports Bloopers

  • When the player tripped
  • When the fan
  • When the goalie let that one in
  • When the slam dunk wasn’t one
  • When the ball got stuck
  • When the ball bounced off his head
  • When the animal ran on the field
  • When the racecar wouldn’t start
  • When the fan interfered with the play
  • What that other funny think happened (that was hilarious)

We lost way too many people this year due to the pandemic: 5.5 million

Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, grandparents, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, girlfriends, boyfriends, (is theyfriends a thing?), just friends . . .

We lost many public figures as well, the latest being Rev. Desmond Tutu and actress Betty White. Soon, news programs will air In Memorium segments, and we we will watch and say, “Oh yeah, I forgot about her/him.”

I just heard this song on the radio (who listens to radio anymore?). From way back in 2005. “Happy” New Year everyone.


From my blog this week:

Free Book Friday / Top 10 Interview Questions
Weird Wednesday: Just Cartoons
Tuesday Tirade: Bad Writing Sells? – Well, I finished the book. No, not mine, well yes, I did finish mine, but that wasn’t the book I wrote about.
Music Monday: Songs You Might Want to Hear / Latest Book Sneak Peek – Who is Andy Shauf?


Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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