yeah, i know the gnome has been sorta quiet for a while. we've not been roaming for a variety of reasons (mostly taking care of minor, but ignored, medical issues and issues with my stick and brick that have also been neglected. mostly those things have been taken care of and we're feeling the need to get out and about. we've started that getting getting out again with shorter trips to state parks and other nearby campgrounds. the aim for these trips is to expose our new traveling companion to the joys of camping in small doses. "simple" is the new companion. she's a 18 month old catahoula puppy. she's still very much a puppy but has proven to be a fast learner. we've documented a bit of this activity and posted to the blog. so, for those of you that have missed the insightful, witty and sometimes informative missives can get a small dose by visiting as the gnome roams – a blog. those of you who aren't familiar with this award winning (not) blog might want to check it out as well.
we've started that getting getting out again with shorter trips to state parks and other nearby campgrounds. the aim for these trips is to expose our new traveling companion to the joys of camping in small doses. "simple" is the new companion. she's a 18 month old catahoula puppy. she's still very much a puppy but has proven to be a fast learner. p@
Our Catahoula's 14... 15 in June and one of the smartest dogs we've had. Not only do they understand English, they're very sensitive and intuitive.
One thing they're known for is their awkwardly "comfortable" sleeping habits...
Trailer: 2015 Scamp (16 Std Layout 4) with '15 Toyota Sienna LE Tug
OK, I have read the blog and found it reasonably entertaining, but your refusal to capitalize every first word of every sentence made it quite the challenge to read. I have to ask why you have forsaken this rule of grammar that dates back to the writings of Shakespeare. Could it be as simple as your "shift" key is broken?
yeah, i know i'm guilty of ignoring the rules of writing. i figure the period (.) is sufficient to let readers know the sentence is over. it worked for kerouac and it's good enough for me. i also eschew capitalized letters. i do pay attention to spelling with mixed results. if this offends, please accept my apologies. i doubt, however, that i'll change.
Interesting, until the subsequent flurry of capitalization comments in this forum, I never noticed.
My daughter has two undergraduate degrees (one from a university in England) and a masters degree. Only recently, has she acclimated herself to sentence capitalization and punctuation. The need to publish her resume, seek grants for her artwork and implement a web site all seemed to have pushed her to the edge of creative writing for other human beings.
Before the advent of cell phones, back in the day when she was in high school, her landline phone conversations were built on the principle of full duplex conversations; both her and her schoolmates would talk continuously/incessantly before concluding their “conversation”. Given today’s cell phones with VOX (voice activated transmit), that former mode of phone conversation just doesn’t work anymore; when she gets to the end of a sentence (or paragraph), she now has somewhat learned to pause.