At the urging of wifey, I’ve decided to participate in author ‘Nathan Burgoine’s 2018 monthly flash fiction challenge. Author’s Note: Brownies are commonly known as wonderful chocolaty-cake treats we all love and enjoy. In context of this story, the brownie, as found in Scottish folklore, is a friendly elf. I first got exposed to brownies … More The Junkyard Brownie
Day 1 of 100 Days of Dissatisfaction – 2017 Edition Great to kick off this year’s dissatisfaction on the first day of Lent. I don’t practice this tradition, but wifey does. Typically, the Tuesday before lent, for tradition’s sake, we eat pancakes. Last night, we ran out or milk, so we had pizza instead. Hard … More 100 Days of Dissatisfaction – 2017 Edition
I am the king of Facebook friends! I have a whopping 154! Down from over 250 five years ago! I am THE poster child for Facebook popularity. My general rule of thumb on Facebook is that if we have met and get along, you can join the Bruce Gordon dissatisfaction show. If we have not met, … More How to Win Friends and Influence People – on Facebook
After 100 days of being dissatisfied last year, I am starting off a 2016 edition, so if you unfollow me, please be sure to re-follow in September. Day 1 of 100 days of dissatisfaction – 2016 Edition Got a promotion YAY! Got my first pay check, and according to our new Phoenix system (all you … More 100 Days of Dissatisfaction – 2016 Edition
Growing up, I could not drink milk. The smell, and the taste, really made me wretch. Ever seen a group of kids when one throws up, they all do? That would be me that started that chain, and it usually would happen when the free milk was distributed! I was not quite as weak stomached … More What is Up with Yogurt?
Who can be dissatisfied with music? Well, I have been playing guitar on and off for 30 years, and well, it has been more “off” than “on”. I pretty much completely stopped playing 4 years ago, and figured I needed a kick-start. So here was my indulgent challenge, to record 100 riffs in 100 days that … More 100 Days of Guitar Riffs
Music is so subjective. Why is it that when I hear a sustained note on David Gilmour’s (of Pink Floyd) guitar it brings a tear to my eye, and yet when I hear the repeated loops and processed vocals of any song in our current top 40, I want to repeatedly run into a brick … More Shut that NOISE!
Welcome to the inaugural post of my new blog site, dissatisfiedbruce.com. I have been blogging on and off for the past few years, mostly as an exercise to practice my written communication and to offer some “life” reflections. Thanks to all those who have read my posts in the past and encouraged my writing. I am … More The Shadow Knows – Launch of dissatisfiedbruce
Day 1 of 100 Days of Dissatisfaction – Day is done. It is 9:30 pm Day 2 of 100 Days of Dissatisfaction – auto flush did not work all day in bathrooms in the office Day 3 of 100 Days of Dissatisfaction – I know I am bad at arithmetic, but trying to figure out the … More 2015 Edition
I am a fan of good sci-fi that the pop-culture embraces. I am all over shows and movies like Star Trek, Star Wars, and the Terminator. I do not obsess over them at low level, but I enjoy good story lines that flow well and strong interaction between characters. When X-Files first came on the … More X-Files: Cure for Mid-Winter Blahs