Author: W.A. McDonald

Alone With You

A better life you have made mine Your heart is warm, giving, & kind You give of yourself without regret A warm smile is always a safe bet Life with you is an adventure Occasionally, the odd misadventure You add…

I’m a Lefty

I'm a Lefty

In case you did not know it, I am left handed.  Well sort of… I grew up in an era when left handed was considered abi-normal.  If you do not get that reference, watch Young Frankenstein.  I highly recommended it…F’n…

A Writers Path

Struggling writer story eater.

I have written a lot of crap in my quest to become a readable writer.  Throughout that process, I kept every crappy manuscript my Brother typewriter generated.  For years, they moved with me from place to place, state to state,…

Blame the Dog

Dual Climate Control

For the last two decades I have been driving nothing but outdated piles of crap.  Then recently I purchased a car that actually has some of the modern luxuries’.  Leather seats, steering wheel controls for the stereo and cruise control,…

An Unlikely Chain of Events

Movie car crash scene.

Purpose-dent Definition: A deliberate incident the happens expectantly and intentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury. An event that happens on purpose with apparent or deliberate cause. A few years into my over the road truck driving career, one of…

Sin City Revisited

Unfinished casino hotel

A casual scan of the tidbits I have posted to this blog leaves me wondering if I ever mentioned my dislike for Las Vegas.  I thought I mentioned it in a post about some of the places I visited while…

Why are we Depressed?

Patient getting paddled

I think it was Paul Harvey who shared a study the Russians did on depression.  In this study, they swatted participants with a paddle in one group, and did nothing to the other group.  In the paddled group, there was…

Unisex Bathroom

Unisex bathroom logo

A few days ago I posted a short piece about my views on the whole, who can use what bathroom if your transgendered debate.  I started by stating, maybe we should make all bathrooms unisex.  Then it does not matter…

Prince

Soldier in combat

Today we lost a talented and gifted man.  The city and state that call him home are now in mourning.  Target field and the I35W bridge are lit in purple.  Mourners will flock to Paisley Park and First Avenue to…

Protected Class

Yellow duckling with black ducklings

A lot of energy has been expended lately over the issue of bathrooms and who can use them.  The often used argument against those termed “Transgender” is, parts are parts.  Proponents argue those parts need to go in the assigned…