Thursday Tirade: Amazon (yes, them again)

Cut and Run After two years of fighting with Amazon (don’t we all?), I finally decided to unpublish my poetry reader magnet from their platform. “Oh, no!” the Amazon executives exclaim. “An unknown indie author—and a poet no less—is taking their free book off of KDP. We are ruined!” [uproarious laughter] Yeah. I’m hitting themContinue reading “Thursday Tirade: Amazon (yes, them again)”

Tuesday Tirade: Word Documents

Adding page numbers to a Word document. Does that send shivers up your spine? Induce a feeling of nausea? Make you utter words that you never want to say in front of your mother? Bring on a headache? Cause you to run away screaming or just sit and pull on your hair? If you answeredContinue reading “Tuesday Tirade: Word Documents”

Tuesday Tirade: Dollar Stores

If you saw my post on Sunday, you know that I’m disappointed with dollar stores. You used to be able to go in, pick up eight items, and pay—wait for it . . . $8—unless you live in a region that taxes their residents when they buy gum. OK. I get it. Dollar stores haveContinue reading “Tuesday Tirade: Dollar Stores”

Tuesday Tidbits: New Year, New Purge

Whew. I just finished tidying my desk and working area. My first thought was, “Hey, that’s pretty nice faux wood finish (Not really. It’s a pretty crappy old desk, but it keeps stuff off the floor). My second thought was, “I have to clean off those coffee rings.” My third thought was, “That’s a veryContinue reading “Tuesday Tidbits: New Year, New Purge”

Tuesday Tirade: Bad Writing Sells?

I didn’t major in creative writing. I will, at certain times, misuse commas, only because there are too many rules, and as much as I try, it is challenging to remember them all. I try not to make my writing difficult to understand. Using more common words rather than obscure, recondite, or esoteric ones, enablesContinue reading “Tuesday Tirade: Bad Writing Sells?”

Tuesday Tirade: Winter and Cereal

I had a cereal topic written for this morning, but then the local weather person mentioned that it is the shortest day of the year. Great. Which means it will be the longest night of the year. Just as well because it feels like it has been the longest year of the year. They alsoContinue reading “Tuesday Tirade: Winter and Cereal”

Tuesday Tirade: Angry Cat was lonely.

I haven’t posted a tirade for a few weeks. That means: Nothing annoys me (not true) Everything in my life is running smoothly (also not true) People haven’t given me reason to roll my eyes (still not true) I’m too busy (never) I’m uninspired (I’m un-something) My buttons have been unpressed (have I finally realizedContinue reading “Tuesday Tirade: Angry Cat was lonely.”