Writing Diversity

While there are other possibilities for diversity, here are some common diversities publishers consider: (ROARS)


Orientation–sexual attraction






Tonight is a full moon, the Harvest Moon. I am curious as to what is being harvested. But…it is also Friday the 13th. Bad, bad, bad luck. This is no harvest any sane person wants to know about. Run and hide!!!!!

Exoplanet K2-18b circles a red dwarf star 110 light years away in the Leo constellation. Using data from Hubbell’s telescope, scientists have detected atmospheric water vapor, a first for an exoplanet. The exoplanet is bigger than Earth and may contain life. It is relatively close so Little Green Men may visit us. (artist’s rendering & actual invader photo)

This morning (9-11-19) I was with children and couldn’t pay my proper respects. People of many faiths and nationalities died this day. The heartaches will never end, but I hope the families involved will find peace.

This is an 1885 tavern on Frankfort Avenue in the St. Matthews/Crescent Hill area of Louisville. Back then hungry and thirsty people were  satisfied. Nowadays, the area is full of trendy bars and restaurants.

Never Forget

These are field slaves ca. 1860. There is nothing romantic or good to be said about forced confinement and labor. The Golden Rule applies. Would you like to take their place?

Recipe for Hillbilly Pizza

Not sure where this recipe came from, so chefs and diners beware!

[I have family from Kentucky, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, but they prefer to remain anonymous]


Dough – two cups cornmeal, half-cup wild goat milk, half-cup of lard

Sauce – one cup ‘maters, one cup of water

Cheese – half-cup curd cottage cheese, quarter-cup goat cheese

Spices – black pepper, sage, dried dandelion greens, hot Tabasco sauce


Mix dough by hand. Place on well-scrubbed hubcap. (your hubcap, not the neighbor’s) Mix sauce with spices and cover dough. Cover sauce with cheese and toppings. Place in a roaring fireplace and bake until it smells right good.

Suggested Toppings



Rocky Mt. Oysters




Yeller squash


For further enjoyment

Moonshine goes well. Cheap beer, the cheaper, the better.

Invite the in-laws, pay them back. Enemies perhaps?

Just don’t invite me.

Music? Hank Williams, any good crying tunes.

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