Tis Pity He's a Writer

Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor

Keyboard Madness

The computer keyboard was evidently the brainchild of some shifty-eyed geek sitting in solitary confinement in a dark room in Silicon Valley. Or a lunatic perhaps. On one of his … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 5 Comments

Reefer Madness 2013

The Vermont House of Representatives has passed a bill decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. To some this makes a lot of sense, allowing law enforcement to concentrate on more serious … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 11 Comments

Tiny Tomato Killer Strikes Again

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness, or so says some annoying pundit.  Likewise, I suppose, it is better to do something positive than curse the … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 10 Comments

The Incredible Shrinking Wrap

Several years ago, we found the perfect gift for my father who, in his seventies, had just given up smoking. It was a little glass case with a tiny hammer … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 7 Comments

On Becoming I-Savvy

With the dawning of 2013 came the realization that I have been technologically challenged – or you might say techless – for far too long. Determined to rectify this sorry … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 8 Comments

While I Was Hibernating

Evidently the world did not stand still while I was hibernating during the past few weeks.  Pope Benedict announced his retirement, the first retiring pope since Gregory XII retired almost … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 11 Comments

An Ode to Snow Revisited

This month is the two-year anniversary of this blog.  One of my first few posts is still appropriate to the season, so I offer it again, with apologies to both … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 12 Comments

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