[You will note that we now have a Musings from the Chiefio theme image at the top of the post. We will be using this image as a kind of ‘flag’ whenever we have a post based upon E.M. Smith’s blog – and can’t come up with anything better that is unencumbered by copyright ~Ed.]
Once in a while I find that, intellectually, I have bitten off more than I can chew in one bite and have to spit it back out so I can cut it into a more manageable mouthful. Unfortunately what is left lying on the plate is usually not very appetizing, and you really don’t want to put it back in your mouth. I have had one of those two-half messes sitting in my WordPress drafts folder for the past several days as I’ve been working up the courage to pick them back up off the plate and start chewing again.
Since I’ve already put in a fair amount of time on the subject I’m loath to let the mental effort go to waste – this may have something to do with my yankee waste-not-want not upbriging about not wasting food. So, I will be a good boy and attempt to clean my plate. Hopefully in the process I can produce something appetizing for your intellectual apatite.
Isaac Bashevis Singer once said:
The waste basket is the writer’s best friend.