I was scrolling down through all the titles of my previous posts, and noticed some commonality of the usage of words and the letters they begin with. Given the architecture of the English language and the rules for which we use the letters of the alphabet to form our words and sentences, there are letters that receive much less love than the dominant most common ones. In celebration of the underdogs of the alphabet, I bring you "Xanadu/Zoo" bring some recognition to the back of the bus. There are somewhere around 400 words beginning with X, and 832 beginning with Z. The most common initial letter used in the English language is S. In researching the facts behind my inquiry of letter usage, I was surprised by how vague the Google search responses were to my questions. "How many words begin with the letter X" yielded a first response of 400, but whenever I changed the X to Z, it took me to a litany of other responses related to Scrabble results, Words with Friends points, and everything but how many actual words begin with Z. I then queried most common letter used to begin words, and got the results for S, but upon further requests to find a specific number to apply its status, failed to locate anything resembling my first inquiry. I had no real concept or thought to flush out in this writing, so I guess by searching for information to support the title, I've gotten sucked into thinking about search engines and how we engage their functionality. 

I'm going to take you down memory lane with my personal experience of becoming tech savvy to the extent I am with how all things computer/internet are concerned. In 1984, I took a class called "Basic Computer Programing" at Arkansas State Universities Beebe, AR campus. This was my very first exposure to anything with higher functionality than a calculator. Archaic hand held computer games, and Atari were the modern technology of that day. We got to construct rudimentary Doss programs on a Radio Shack TRS-80 that accomplished very little. Today complex algorithms crunch incredible amounts of data to compile your requests typed into the search bar. All of these entities behind their version of this proprietary math formula are for profit organizations, and actually bid out the results based upon who will pay the most to respond to key words. It’s not an accident that the sentence structure of your search query determines the results you see. 


There you have it...a post with a X/Z title😎 




"There are never any days without something to tend to..."

The notion of a perfect day, free from anything outside of spending it as though no other day existed. That's fucking insanity in its purest form. Whatever dilemma solved today, evolves into yet still another dilemma tomorrow. Such is life, and here we are pouring our feelings into words, so it feels like the frustration being generated by all of this, is somehow being heard. Oh, wouldn't it be nice to have an entire day to simply not give two fucks about anything, that's just not how shit works out for responsible folks.

"...today is my first attempt at making my own bacon😳"My son is struggling with his ADHD and managing his life. He's approaching 30, and still hasn't matured emotionally into a functioning adult. We had a long conversation over the holiday weekend, and he's truly helpless in many adult capacities. I feel terrible that I let this progress without more of my awareness. Just because your children move out of your house and assume the role of independence, doesn't certify their ability to flourish within the aggregate responsibilities of being independent. After updating my understanding of this condition as it pertains to adults, there are some helpful approaches to dealing with its affect of day to day routine functionality.

I had no intentions of capturing the above paragraph in quotes, it's just this fucked up ass Wordpress has is really messing with my posts structural context🤬

#WTF Wordpress