Breakfast outdoors

If you can't solve a problem, enlarge it.  Dwight Eisenhower is supposed to have said this and I suppose he might have, it sounds like good military strategy.

Writers enlarge problems all the time; the enlargement of a problem is the writers specialty; in fact, the smaller the problem the better the possibilities are of writerly enlargement.

I read the news this morning on my laptop. Two good things happened: 1) an ex-football player and announcer resigned from broadcasting football on ESPN, protesting the violence in the sport, specifically the CTE trauma suffered by so many players and the consequences of that trauma in their later years and 2) a writer named Terry Pratchett requested that he have all his unpublished manuscripts steamrolled upon his death, and yesterday that request was honored.

 Backyard, author's home, Richmond neighborhood, San Francisco, Ca. 8:30 a.m. August 31, 2017. 

Backyard, author's home, Richmond neighborhood, San Francisco, Ca. 8:30 a.m. August 31, 2017.