Throwback Thursday – March 8, 2018

All the content with half the work!

Greetings, esteemed reader(s). It’s rudyblues here. Time again for another edition of  everyone’s some people’s rudyblues’ favorite feature, Throwback Thursday! Let’s take a walk down Memory Lane (hopefully avoiding Alzheimer’s Alley) and check out a chestnut from the past.

ThrowbackThursdayAs some of you know (unwillingly, perhaps), Throwback Thursday is a recurring feature here at Rudy’s Ruminations. The intent is to reacquaint my gentle reader(s) with some of my earlier, unknown work. That and I’m looking for ways to keep slacking off.

Here’s how this Throwback Thursday thing works. I take this nifty boilerplate post I’ve created, add the date, a link to a previous post, and a short paragraph extolling the virtues of the previously unrecognized gem you have the opportunity to read. The Throwback Thursday post shows up in your reader stream, you click the link to the previous post, and you enjoy the (not so) great literary stylings of rudyblues. I get views, clicks, and possibly visits. You get . . .  well, I’m not exactly clear on what you get, I was hoping to come up with something more for you, perhaps later. So here we go.


What better subject matter for a retrospective feature than childhood memories. This is one I wrote back in 2015 as an exercise in using imagery to evoke a sense of place. I hope you enjoy it.

Grandma’s house

Throwback Thursday – March 1, 2018

All the content with half the work!

Greetings, esteemed reader(s). It’s rudyblues here. Well, it’s March 1st, and March is sure coming in like a lion here in the upper Midwest of the United States! Lashing rains, dark brooding clouds, gusting winds. In other words, spring is just around the corner!

ThrowbackThursdayI thought I’d introduce a new recurring feature here at Rudy’s Ruminations called “Throwback Thursdays.” My intent here is to dredge up some of my under-performing loser posts reacquaint my gentle reader(s) with some of my lesser known earlier work. That and I’m looking for ways to keep the content flowing while slacking off.

I’m not sure exactly how I want to format this feature, so for this issue I’m linking to the original post as well as copying it into this post. Future issues of Throwback Thursday may follow a different format. If any of you have any recommendations, please leave me a comment, and thanks for reading.

Since the U.S. election season is upon us, I thought it would be a great time to resurrect an explanation of how we vote here in the U.S. This post first appeared in Rudy’s Ruminations on February 1, 2016, in response to a Daily Post prompt. Link here, text below the fold.

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