Not that anybody was really fooled, but yesterday's blog post was entirely AI-generated. Title and all. Rivergirl wrote, "I think we need to establish a safe word so we know it’s really you writing these blogs. Something easy to work into a post like….wombat." Wombat, Ms. River. Wombat, wombat, wombat. What the @#$!, Paul "Paulie … Continue reading Keep your friends close and your robotic enemies closer.
From Pen to Pixel: How AI is Disrupting the Writing Industry
As a writer based in Wisconsin, I've seen the advancements of technology over the years, and I've often wondered what impact it would have on my profession. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought about significant changes in various industries, and the writing industry is no exception. AI technology is now being used to … Continue reading From Pen to Pixel: How AI is Disrupting the Writing Industry
I’d like a stamp, and make it a double!
There have been so many overhyped storms this winter, it was a shock when we ended up with more snow than predicted last weekend. How much? Close to 10" here in Fort Atkinson. A day or two earlier, they were predicting 1-2" tops. And this morning, the icing on the cake: -9°. The wind chill … Continue reading I’d like a stamp, and make it a double!
O’er the Rampart we watch.
I was scrolling through Facebook today and somebody announced the birth of a new baby in the family. We are THRILLED to announce today's arrival of Baby X! she gushed enthusiastically. 7 lbs, 8 oz., 19 1/2 inches long. I think it's time to stop sharing a newborn's weight and height. Doesn't every single full-term … Continue reading O’er the Rampart we watch.
Butting Heads with the Domain Dictator
This morning, I rose and shone as usual at 5 a.m. Bundled up and set out on my daily predawn walk. But unlike the past month, the dark quickly gave way to light on the horizon. Thirty minutes in, I was treated to the following sight. Our very own Autumn Ashbough commented on my corresponding … Continue reading Butting Heads with the Domain Dictator
Feel-Good Story of the Year
With so much negativity in the news these days — everything from Putin’s invasion of Ukraine to Will Smith’s bitch-slap-heard-‘round-the-world—it’s rare but refreshing to read something positive. Writing something positive is even better. I don’t often get that opportunity. I’m not saying the articles I write for CenturyCo aren’t informative or entertaining. Profiling a children’s … Continue reading Feel-Good Story of the Year
I See in Rhyme. Like, All the Time.
I was chatting with a friend the other day, and somehow, the topic of Dr. Seuss came up. “If there’s one thing I’m really good at, it’s rhymes and lame poetry,” I confessed. I wasn’t trying to sound conceited or anything. It’s just an odd (and useless) talent I have. “Oh, good!” she replied. “You … Continue reading I See in Rhyme. Like, All the Time.
We were getting ready to go out a few days ago when I noticed that Tara had one sock and shoe on. Her other foot was bare. This blew my mind. "Have you always done that?" I asked."Done what?" she wondered. "Put on your socks and shoes like that.""Like what?""One foot at a time." "Of … Continue reading Sock-Sock-Shoe-Shoe
Could’a Made a Lotta Clams By Now
It’s nice that the sun is coming up a little earlier now and setting later. It makes for some scenic evening commutes. Not so nice? Driving over a curb when turning into the parking lot of your favorite coffee shop because you’re temporarily blinded by the rising sun. I wanted a jolt, but the kind … Continue reading Could’a Made a Lotta Clams By Now
Mr. Sassypants Strikes Again
We were having our weekly marketing meeting over Teams last week and my boss said I was being sassy. (He wasn’t mad or anything. He laughed when he said it.) This followed my comment in which I told D, my supervisor, "Sure, I'll have that assignment done before noon. As long as you don't drone … Continue reading Mr. Sassypants Strikes Again