Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

It is always good to see a Friday roll around. Someone asked me not too long ago why Friday is particular since, as a retiree, all the days are like a day off. My response was something like, “I love Fridays since it marks the end of a workweek and heralds a time of relaxation. Even though I have retired from organized commerce, I still work at writing.” That all sounded good but between you and me. I like Fridays because I am one day closer to having a beer on Saturday. Okay, okay, call me simple, but you have to take pleasure where you can find it at my age.

Today I’m at a couple of places.

The first is with Rox Burkey. She is the co-author of the Techno-Thriller Enigma Series and other books. Rox has been involved in technology for several decades, working for various manufacturers and integrators. She enjoys working with all sorts of customers to make certain they are optimizing the customer experience with each interaction. She loves talking to people and learning about their issues, as well as helping them shape solutions. Rox invited me for a chat about writing, and you can go HERE to check it out. While you are there, drop in on her book pages. There is a ton of excitement on them.

The second is Story Empire. I found a list (Love them) of famous writers talking about writing. If you think you are alone in your angst this list may help. Come on over after your visit with Rox and me. Here is the link.

Today’s JohnKu talks about time. I hope you all have a glorious weekend.

Time by John W. Howell © 2021

Sometimes time drags on,

Suddenly there’s not enough . . .

WTF feeling.

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  1. Wishing you a glorious weekend with a cold beer and as much relaxation as you need John.
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you, David. Wishing you the same. 😁

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  2. You interview with Rox was great. Thanks for the SE shout-out. The SE list post was wonderful, too. Enjoy that beer tomorrow!

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    1. Thank you, Staci. 🤗

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    1. Thank you, Michael. 😊

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  3. Thanks for the links, will head over to read the interview, and the always very interesting article at Story Empire. Enjoy a nice weekend, John! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Have a great weekend as well.😊

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      1. Thank you, John! Also enjoy your weekend! xx Michael

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      2. You as well, Michael.

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Loved your Haiku, John, and now I’m headed over to SE and Rox’s post. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Have a terrific weekend as well. 😁

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  5. Great JohnKu today! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  6. Two fun posts today, John! Enjoy your Saturday beer 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. VooDoo Ranger IPA never disapoints. 😁

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  7. I enjoyed reading your two posts. Have a great weekend, John!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. Have a great weekend as well.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. I hope you have a good weekend as well.

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  8. Enjoy the beer and the weekend. The JohnKu caused a chuckle.

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    1. I’m glad you got a chuckle out of it. Have a super weekend, Frank.

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      1. 50th HS reunion this weekend

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      2. Have a great time.

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  9. This month hasn’t had enough time for me, John. Off to your links!

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    1. I know what you mean. That gives rise to the WTF cry for explanation.

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  10. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. You as well, Charles. Thank you.

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  11. WTF feeling sums it up perfectly!!! Off to check out your links!
    Happy Friday, John!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😊

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  12. Very true about time. I sometimes wonder if time is laughing at us. 🙂

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    1. I can see it. Time and distance having drinks and at times saying, “Hold my beer and watch this.”

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  13. You speak the truth, John. Perfect words, and I love Fridays because the work week is ending and it’s wine time on the patio. Cheers! 🍷🍻

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    1. Ohhhh. Wine on the patio. Nothing better. Thanks, Lauren.

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I’m off to visit you at Rox’s! And yes, timme is all over the place but mostly zipping by 🙂

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    1. Yes it is, Denise. It’s like being is a wagon heading downhill. The speed picks up the closer to the finish. 😁

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  15. You know, most of the time, I find myself with too much to do and not enough time to do it in (basically, the second line of your wonderful JohnKu). Wonder why that is? I mean, we all have 24 whole hours in a day — where does that time go? Sigh. Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

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    1. I have no idea about time, Debbie. It does go quickly it seems. Thanks.😁

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    What fabulous interview! I learned some new things about you, John. Haikus are a favorite poetry form of mine too. I can only imagine bow amazing it was to write poetry in Paris. Thanks for sharing John here today, Rox!

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    1. It was a magical time, Denise. It was one of those experiences that you know you can never repeat. I knew it while sitting there with him. Thanks, Denise.

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  17. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    We’re about to get into the car and drive four hours. Our son’s football team (he’s a coach) is playing a school in Oregon tomorrow, and it’s close enough we decided to go. I’m looking forward to having a beer with him tonight after the team gets settled.

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    1. Have a safe trip, Pete

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  18. beer yes, relax yes. Organized commerce, oh do I love that term. as for your age, you, my beloved friend, are eternal. Madam Truefire has spoken

    On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 2:02 AM Fiction Favorites wrote:

    > John W. Howell posted: “It is always good to see a Friday roll around. > Someone asked me not too long ago why Friday is particular since, as a > retiree, all the days are like a day off. My response was something like, > “I love Fridays since it marks the end of a workweek and herald” >

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    1. Thanks for the visit Geri. You know I’m not sure eternal is what I’m looking for but until I know I’ll take it. I loved your comment.

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  19. Exactly how I feel! And, the writer’s quotes are terrific!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  20. The retired folks I run with are busier than when they were working full-time. Happy Weekend!

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    1. Seems that way doesn’t it.

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  21. For me it’s Friday nights, but the simple pleasure is the same.

    Have a great weekend, Boss

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    1. Yes it is. Have a great Friday night. 🤗

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      1. I did, gracias. Enjoy your frosty today.

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      2. I will. 2 1/2 hours to go.

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      3. Hope it was tasty.

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      4. It was. Thanks, Marc.

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  22. You’re a busy man today.

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  23. JohnKu is so right this week! Where does the time go?!! Enjoy that beer and week-end! 😀

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    1. Thank you, Deborah I will.

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  24. A truth lies within this JohnKu.
    Are these JohnKus catching on? Are there JohnKu challenges?

    My eyes did deceive me momentarily. I though you wrote – time dragons –
    Hey, it worked for me. Well, I did just do a dragon post.

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    1. No. JohnKu is a universe of one. Me. Time Dragons sound good. “Excuse me for being boring but I have Time Dragons on my hands.”

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      1. That’s it! Lucy and Twiggy can play Dragons!!! Like The Time dragon & the Mystic Dragon!

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      2. There you go. I’ll get to work on the script.

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      3. Alright! I see the film release! L- Dragon VS T- Dragon – to the DEATH

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      4. *Tense music plays” Announcer “You waited this long and now the wait is over. In theaters near you Time Dragon vs Mystic Dragon in the fight to the death. Who will survive? There can be only one. Don’t miss it. If you do you’ll be sorry.”

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      5. LOVE IT!!!
        Do it!!!!

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  25. I guess this is a good week to be late – where did the time go. This was a good one, John. I hope your weekend was a good one, too.

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