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A very interesting article …different fuel uses and the performance achieved 



digital misivs

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jacked on Marlboro’s and mocha java
she lives safely in her word cloud,
laying belly down with candy wrappers
littering the unkempt futon bed.

smartphone, notebook glowing
in that messy shades drawn room
and sometimes pink hair spilling
out a Neff cap covered eyes.

Skye, exists as ‘anonymous’
tattood and thin, small framed
her cool demeanor her paler skin
nothing touched her since he left.

and crossing paths in the gangway
with the new boy down the hall,
his immediate smile spoke volumes
he brushed against her as they talked.

but that spark its cruel reminder
of hurt she really can’t forget
her promise to call forgotten,
the spark was just suppressed.

Skye spent that night as every night
a private etherland of love
texting poems of lust her loneliness,
drift…digital misivs through the dark.



I finally solved my problem. Yes, it took a long time, and I was getting frustrated along the way. What I found was that I’d not highlighted the entire code, and I had used an image widget rather than a text widget.

I might never change themes again!

Oh, undoubtedly I will, as I like change, but this has been a bit of a go.

Tech Help, Anyone?

I come again asking for tech help. Here’s what I need, and I hope someone can help me. I know I did this once, but for the life of me I can’t figure it out a second time.

I have just changed the theme on my Brainstorms blog (maggiemendus.wordpress.com). I have put the image for the 20 Lines badge in my sidebar, but I want readers to be able to click on it to be linked directly to 20 Lines.

I know that the URL has .jpg at the end, and that is undoubtedly why clicking on it now takes me to the image. I have tried leaving off the .jpg, but that doesn’t work. I just get a message on my sidebar that says to configure the widget settings.

I know there must be a way to grab the image from 20 Lines and put it on my sidebar as a widget. This is what I had before. I need it to be clickable so readers can be taken right to 20 Lines.

Can some of you techies out there help me? I’m hoping this is something simple.

Thank you in advance.

Back Online

All day yesterday and today I’ve been without the use of my computer. When I turned it on yesterday morning it went immediately to the “Logging Off” screen, then took up to two hours to shut down. I tried rebooting numerous times with no luck.

This afternoon I had asked my daughter to do some Christmas ordering online for me since I was unable to. A little while later I got a phone call from my 14 year-old grandson.

“Hey, Grandma, a little birdie told me that you’re having some computer problems.”

“Oh, that’s for sure. I’m going to take it in tomorrow for computer repair.”

“Well, I think I might be able to help you out, and save you some money.”

“Come on over. Grandpa will be right there to pick you up.”


Within 20 minutes he had it up and running again with what he said were a few very simple actions. I was so grateful. He knew what to do when I did not, and he had a couple suggestions for me to conserve the computer’s power.

I asked him whether he could now be my #1 tech support. With a smile he said, “Sure.”

So, thanks to B., I’m back in business. However, I will do some more writing in another day or two.

Glad to be back.


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