Blink Not

There are exactly three unfinished posts waiting for me on this blog. Actually that’s a lie, there are three saved titles (one of which is backward, a second which is stupid and should be deleted, and a third which is completely perfect) with not one single word in contribution to their explanation (read:  blank space).

I’m meaning to think through and write each of them still (except, probably, for the stupid one) but have yet made neither time, nor effort. So they wait.

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This Art

The following post has been a draft entry for quite some time here at Robrights, not because it wasn’t finished, but because I hesitated to publish it and then hesitated some more…

It’s short and wordy (a reflection of its author, no doubt). 

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Temperate Exaggeration:  fashioning the proper amount of extravagance and understatement, timing and rhythm, emphasis and abatement into a work of literary distinction.  No matter the style, form, era, or medium, this is the art of writing.

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Cactus Freezicus

Last weekend it finally got cold here in Vegas. One week removed and it will easily reach the mid-sixties today, but it was cold for a few days – which is the most one can generally expect here in the Desert Southwest, and almost more than its inhabitants can handle.

Two days into the new winter weather I was rudely reminded of some advice I was given exactly one month earlier, and by the HVAC technician who had visited to run his semi-annual check of our system. He’d recommended replacing a part which one of his tests measured as having higher than average “resistance”.

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