Thursday, June 18, 2020

Everybody's Talkin At Me (popular song, '70s)

Hello Grafted In Readers,

Today is June 18, 2020 in my corner of blog land. It has been quite the month for civil roiling, roguish behavior, and near upheaval in North America and spread to international fronts. I will leave it to the "experts" for their explanations, but you can bet the "r" word is a capstone of this latest round of bitching: racism!
Is anything worthwhile going on that deserves some notice?
Yep, let me mention a few.
- This is today the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. (The Tanakh)
- Pandemic still has a grip but it appears to be loosening as people gradually return to pre-pandemic life.
- In many sectors, in-person school for America's children will resume in a couple months.
- Birds sing, grass grows, gardens planted are showing promise!

I am happy to inform you that a third story of mine titled, Full Count, is slated to be at
on Wednesday, June 25, 2020. Please note the URL and give this a read and vote, please.

Until our next visit, Kevod Yeheveh, the presence of God be with us.

Mellow Rock
David C. Russell

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Shepherds Pie, Acoustic, (Trey Green) and Word Goodies

Hello Grafted in Readers,

May 21 is the date on which we are starting this visit in blog land. I title this post, Shepherds Pie, and invite you to hear the satirical acoustic song title "Shepherds pie", from YouTube, by Trey Green. I recently wrote an article about this tasty dish. It has its origins in England, Scotland, and Ireland in the 1800s. Britannica Encyclopedia claims it was a way to use up leftovers from the Sunday dinner.

Also with this post, I invite you to read the following shared with me by a word nerd friend whose name is Kathleen.
As a note, since the National Spelling competition has been canceled due to COVID-19, look online for spelling quiz games to get your spelling craving satisfied. Here is the humorous word list and definitions proposed:
Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternative meanings for common words.
The winners are:
1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.
3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.
6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulence (n.), emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
11. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.
12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
13. Pokemon (n.), a Rastafarian proctologist.
14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): the belief that, when you die, your soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

Meantime, God's presence accompany you on this journey,

Mellow Rock
David C. Russell, Author

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Let's Get Together (Acoustic song, Bob Marley)

Hello Grafted In Readers,

Today feels like late Autumn in my corner of blog land, May 5, 2020.
We continue to make our way through the historic pandemic known as Covid-19, or the "novel caronavirus." We probably can empathize with the Exodus who grumbled about not having adequate food or water at various times during the wilderness period, 40 years.
I wanted to share some exciting news with you though! This Thursday, my second story, We Gather Together, will appear at titled, We Gather Together.
If you want to see my first story posted there, Promise Kept, go anytime to:

and you can read that as well. I plan to add stories to this link on occasion. You can rate what you read, and it's free!

Until our next visit, Kevod Yeheveh, the presence of God be with you and yours. Thanks for the visit!

Mellow Rock
David C. Russell, Author