Deep as a puddle in my driveway after a spring rain

I’ve been pondering what to write for the last few months here, and as is obvious my ponderances have lead to zilch.

My browser tells me that ponderances isn’t a word, but you know what? I don’t care! After all, all words are made up, and I am claiming that one as my own. If you want to use it for yourself, you’ll have to ask permission first. Be aware I may charge royalties.

Now where was I?

Oh, yeah. Not having anything to write about.

Not knowing what to write about is frustrating at best. But then it occurred to me. Not all writings have to be deep and thought-provoking. They can be fun, even nonsensical – like this entry for instance.

Consider this word doodling. No great thoughts; just a bunch of little ones. Hopefully not too much, because I don’t want to waste too much of your time.

I love watching my son play, mostly to see how much he’s learning while he plays. For instance, when he’s building things with his wooden marble-run, he’s learning about geometry, gravity, spacial relationships and reasoning. He also likes to write. What’s fun about that is he knows a lot of words, but the ones he doesn’t know how to spell, he spells phonetically. For instance, he spells picture, picher. In all caps. The only real trouble he has when stringing together words is he has no concept of spaces. It ends up looking like, “MYNAMEISTOMANDIAMNICE.” To watch a child learn and grow, though, tain’t nothing better.

Well, shoot. That’s all I got for today. Maybe all I need is a little more practice. Actually what I need is to read more. I’ve done scant too little of it lately. It’s difficult when my son wants my constant attention. I don’t begrudge the time, though, because in a few too short years, he won’t have anything to do with me. Then I will have plenty of time to read.

I’m always inspired to write after I read, so it only stands to reason I’m not inspired to write when I don’t read.

Back to my book, then. Thank you for taking to time to read my doodles. If I don’t return before the new year rolls around, have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

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