Thoughts while a book simmers

Coming down to the end game of my next book, the blog drops in priority. Thus a list of disconnected thoughts that have kept me up nights. (I apologize in advance if any of these has appeared in another post either here or in my Scribbling blog. Blame it on the MS.)


I recently had a chance to try out one of those “3-D viewer” attachments for cell phones. Yup, everything was in 3-D. Last I checked, the world is still in 3-D. I’ll take that.

You know what credit card companies call those of us who are prudent enough to pay off our balances every month to avoid incurring interest? Deadbeats. Yup, they really do.

flatcyclistAs some of you are aware, I regularly promote the value of bicycling as great exercise to lose weight, improve balance, fight depression, and generally combat the effects of MS. In the interest of full disclosure, it must be noted that the activity does have its downsides. Look what happened to this poor guy.→ Probably run over by an errant steamroller. And he was even in the bike lane. Sad.

photo← Here’s a picture that pretty much sums up the attitude of a lot of people—employers, drivers, presidents—toward the disabled. Sadder.

Did you ever notice that, when you buy something from Amazon, they suggest you buy more of the same kind of item? That’s all well and good for books and DVD’s, but they do the same thing with every purchase. We bought a coffee maker not too long ago. They suggested: “Since you bought this coffee maker, wouldn’t you like to buy this one, too?” Why on earth would I want to buy a second coffee maker? Why not buy two refrigerators or ovens? You might also want a new shed in which to store all that superfluous stuff.

For those folks who deny the existence of absolutes: explain death.

I only learn about my car and my body when something goes wrong with them. In that sense, GM and MS are boons to our pool of knowledge.

Can you explain to me why it’s acceptable to advertise a product as addictive? Isn’t that a bad thing?

This is all you need to know about Donald Trump: His Trump “compensation” Tower  is 58 stories high. The number of the top floor is 68.


Be on the lookout for my new book, due in the next couple of months. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you again later. And again. And again. And again. And again. And again. Meanwhile, if your jonesing for something to read, there’s always “A Slippery Land“.

Also be on the lookout for two opportunities to help others:

  1. The 8th Annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction for Servants for Haiti.
  2. The 2017 MS Bike ride on Martha’s Vineyard. You can donate or contact me if you want to join the team, “Vineyard Square Wheelers”.

More info on those events coming to a blog near you!

[Why do these supposedly quick posts I write to give me more time to do other stuff always take at least as long as my normal posts? Sheesh!]

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2 Responses to Thoughts while a book simmers

  1. Pat Haven says:

    My Mother, Jean Skelly, loved your book and is looking forward to your next book. Me too, by the way.

    • rickconti says:

      What an enormous encouragement! I appreciate so much when people simply spend the time to read the book. Actually liking it is the icing on the cake! Better analogy: The pepperoni on the pizza! 🙂

      Thank you, Pat and Jean. I’m humbled by your kind words.

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