I don't know where the time goes. Seriously. No Clue. It was Sunday. I remember Sunday. Now it's Thursday. I know I did stuff in between, but not the stuff I was supposed to do.
Someone somewhere here in the Ozarks found a two-headed snake. I wonder if they realize it's actually conjoined twin snakes? Two brains equals two individuals.
Individuals. I'm big on individuals. Each one of us is a separate human being - an island unto ourselves. Yeah, yeah, I've heard the whole 'no man is an island' thing, but I don't agree. We're all islands and we can build bridges from island to island, but we cannot be absorbed into one big mainland. Unless we try to become like that two-headed snake. Jus' sayin'.
I'm working on too little sleep again. Can ya tell?
I didn't win the lottery again. Oh, and if I happen to not say that during one of these things, it doesn't mean I won that week. So don't come looking for gifties. I don't have any. ;o)
I was reading an old crime novel last night (Cape Fear by John D. MacDonald). I love old novels. It's amazing the things you find in them - like a passage denouncing the education system in the fifties. I did some research back when I worked for a private school corporation, and from that research, I learned the fifties was about when 'progressive education' gained its foothold on American schools. Later in the book there was a passage where the teen daughter is talking to her father about things she'd been taught - like in English class her teacher taught them that only bad writers make characters who are totally evil or totally good. And then father ruminates on how the man who is stalking them is totally evil. I thought it was kinda brilliant of the author to weave that in there. I believe there are totally evil people and I try to write them. (It's not as easy as it sounds - especially when the drift has been toward making villains sympathetic in some way.) If that makes me a 'bad writer' in the eyes of some, I can live with that.
In a good character, something not-so good is considered a character flaw. So, in an evil character, would something good be a character flaw for them? Just something to ponder.
Yesterday, I caught part of a show that detailed the last 24 hours of a death row inmate. Totally engrossing. Especially the part of the different methods of execution and the part about last meals. (Texas has done away with letting the condemned order a special last meal. They get to eat what everyone else is eating. Aside from losing the interesting information about who ate what, I think it's a good idea.)
What's on the this-n-that in your world today?