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Ten Tidbits

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• When publishing a list, always put a quantity in the title.

• If there is no story to tell, a list actually tells a story.

• Not every clementine in a bunch is as good as all the others.

• A degenerating disc doesn’t need an obvious activity to begin to bulge.

• When ordering day-old chicks online, you never know when you might end up with a rooster.

• If the industrialization of our planet creates exponential increases in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the weather will get weird.

• History is only as interesting as the interest one puts into it.

• It is really nice to be able to work outdoors when sanding wood sculptures.









• The most amazing thing about video recordings of interesting events that have occurred is that someone thought to record it at the time.

• Unexpected audio suddenly blaring unexpectedly when the phone is set on silent is a very unwelcome jolt to the senses.

• It doesn’t really matter how many tidbits you include when putting a quantity in the title.

• The pandemic won’t end all at once with some specific point, but will gradually disappear over time.

• Lists of tidbits don’t share that same trait.



Written by johnwhays

March 12, 2021 at 7:00 am

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  1. How did “tidbitting” not make your list of tidbits?? 😉


    March 12, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    • OMG! I can only claim gross oversight on my part. Thank you for setting things right. That must have been the original inspiration for the list that my intuition picked up on, but my conscious mind remained oblivious to.


      March 13, 2021 at 8:25 am

      • You are the rooster, dropping the tasty morsels of insight, observations and wonders at our feet in the form of blog posts! 😁


        March 13, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      • 💗 Gold. Thank you. 🙏


        March 13, 2021 at 1:36 pm

  2. Two tidbits back for you: 1) Some OCD readers that see bullets instead of numbers do the counting before a bullet reveals the miscount is revealed. Perhaps they know the author very well… 2) Sometimes “Partially clouds burning off to mostly sunshine” just means “sunshine.”


    March 12, 2021 at 8:24 am

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