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Thanks For Your Support!

As the year is drawing to a close here in a few short weeks, I’d like to take a moment to thank the people who have been truly supportive of Blinds-Eye View for the past 6 months the blog has been up and running. I write for my own enjoyment, but I truly love when

If I Won The Lottery

We’ve all been there.  We’ve watched all those numbers be drawn at 7:00 pm at night and fantasized about what our lives would be like if we won?  Or, even better, what would it be like to win the freaking Powerball?  To be downright, sloppy rich!  Some people imagine living in a fancy mansion.  Some

6 Words To Describe Yourself

If you could only use 6 words to describe yourself to a stranger, what would they be, and why?  The #1 rule here is that you can NOT list more negative traits than positive ones.  It’s always easier for us to knock ourselves down than to lift ourselves up.  We need to resist that inclination,

Which Is The Truth?

I’ve seen a few of these around and figured I’d give it a shot.  I tell two stories; One true, one a total fabrication.  The reader has to figure out which one is real and which is total B.S.  I figure with my ability to tell tall tales, I might actually have a chance of

The Dilemmas of Daylight Saving Time

If you’re like the majority of people living in the gold ole U.S.A., you’re no stranger to the pain in the ass which is Daylight Savings Time (DST). Granted, we’re not the only ones in the world who have to follow this archaic practice.  As many as 70 countries do so in this day and

Put Yourself In Their Shoes

Okay, I’ll admit right from the get-go that this post has nothing to do with my Halloween motif this month.  As it has to do with the disabled, and October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, I figured I’d squeeze it in. I was wondering how many of my 3-4 dedicated readers would be interested

Papa’s Song

Just a sad and spooky little poem creeping around my twisted noggin.   I know this place I fear to tread It’s guarded by a child undead The house is right there down the lane I have to pass, I can’t refrain It’s not as scary when dawn lightens But come the dusk my nerves

Do You Believe In Ghosts?

I do.  Ever since I was young, I’ve had a bit of a sense of them.  I don’t consider myself flat out physic or anything, not to the point where I’m ready to become a devote spiritualist or anything.  Just a bit what I would call attuned to their presence.  I won’t totally bore you

The Origin of Friday the 13th

The modern western superstition of fearing Friday the 13th is known as paraskevidekatriaphobia in psychiatric circles.  Thank gawd, they went with the title “Friday the 13th” for the movies, right?  Seriously, who would be interested in watching “Paraskevidekatriaphobia: Jason Needs Phonetics Training?”  I just don’t see that one becoming a theater blockbuster. So, where does

Kindle Version of “Pre-Hysterical Times” Now Available!

My short story, “Pre-Hysterical Times” is available NOW on Kindle!  It’s FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited and only $2.99 otherwise!   Just go to my humor blog at www.blindseyeview.com, and you’ll find it on the righthand side of the page if you scroll down a bit.  The link will take you directly to the

I’m An Author!

For the first time in almost 51 years on this planet, I actually FEEL like a published author tonight.  Yes, I’ve been doing all kinds of little writing projects (Stories, Poems, Doodles) for friends and family throughout the years.  And yes, I’ve been posting all kinds of content online for all the world to see

Here today, Gone Tomorrow?

More accurately, here at the beginning of last week, gone today.  Yes, for some reason Adsense is giving me the heave-ho already.  They don’t offer specifics in the form letter they send out, of course.  Just that they’re pulling their services and ads from the website due to incompatibility issues.  In layman’s speak, that most likely

Blinds-Eye View, Now With Adsense!

After weeks of applying, reapplying, and being shot down, Google has finally accepted Blinds-Eye View’s application to have Adsense on our website!  I guess persistence pays off sometimes, doesn’t it? What does this mean for you? Upside? Products and services that may interest you Downside?  More ads to wade through to get to my content.

Amazon on Blinds-Eye View

Keeping this simple and short for ya.  I’m sure you’ve noticed all the Amazon ads decorating my site.  I’ve signed up as an Amazon affiliate to offset the costs of maintaining this site, and to help support me and my family a bit.  And I’d appreciate your help. If you see any products on my

A Modest Proposal

Back in my college days, my Literary Analysis professor had us write a very interesting paper.  We had to compose a “Modest Proposal.”  It entailed taking a totally ludicrous and impractical idea and defending it with a reasonable and practical argument.  It was truly one of my favorite writing assignments, in a semester when I

Progress?

Well, here I am on Day #13 since I quit smoking.  I can, and I can’t believe that it’s been almost 2 weeks now.  I haven’t gone this long without a cigarette since my neck surgery back in 2004…13 years ago.  Back then, the doctors told me that my neck wouldn’t heal right if I

The Cons of My Early Retirement

Though the pros of my decision to retire early definitely outweigh the cons, the choice is not without its consequences.  One of the biggest of those is having to put my immediate family on a rather strict financial budget.  I’m not saying that I won’t eventually have to return to the workforce.  I’m just biding

A Decade Without Dad

This post is going to stray from the usual norm of wacky, non-sensical wonders which I typically see fit to molest you with.  It’s a memorial to someone very near and dear to my heart.  The man who I attribute my twisted sense of humor to, my dad, John R. Thompson, Jr..  Known as “Budd”

Someone Blind, This Way Comes

Unlike the bulk of the tall tales and fiction you’ll find on this site, the following is a totally true story from my past.  A few of my closet friends and family know this story, but I’ve never shared this hilarious little ditty with anyone else The year was somewhere between the end of 1991