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Know Jack #427 Out of Thin Air

“Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat.” ~Bullwinkle J. Moose


Every week the moose tried to produce a rabbit out of an empty hat and failed. However, he did manage to come up with lions, bears, rhinos, and even Rocky himself. That goes to show you it’s always possible to come up with something when the show must go on.

My memories of the moose and squirrel come to mind when, on days like today, I sit down to pull an idea for a blog out of an empty hat. I’ve tried more than 427 times (I didn’t number them when I started). I don’t always come up with a rabbit. An old adage from my military days advises that when one cannot dazzle with brilliance, it is best to baffle with…ah…well, never mind.

Not everyone agrees with me, but I consider my life boringly bland. A single episode of Jerry Springer has more excitement than a decade of my life. So does Cupcake Wars for that matter. Thankfully, the blog is more about brief glimpses of the real me than the exciting me.

So, they just have to be real. I have to remind myself of that from time to time when I’m wracking my brain for something exciting, humorous, or interesting to say. There are untouched areas of my life that will probably stay that way—here. They tend to leak out in the heroes and villains in my book because they can appear disguised as fiction.

I hope that doesn’t sound like the shameless self-promotion it was meant to be. Oh, who am I kidding, yes, I do. The one thing you must know to know Jack is how much the desire to write drives everything else.

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