Here it is, another Saturday night and I’m looking at TQ WORD and wondering when I’m going to give it its proper place in the Blog Architecture that I’ve been building for over ten years now?

I think I’m going to restructure TQ NEWS so that the links to the Tumblr accounts and this account are closer to the top of the page and might possibly gather more attention from the, apparently, rare individuals who we engage that are playing these games on their pc and not on some mobile device with limited capacity to enjoy blogs fully.

Then, and I keep saying this, but it’s true, I’ve got to discipline myself into planning all activity out on paper, hard copy, as they say, before I launch into a day at the keyboard.

I’m relying on you WordPress friends/followers to keep me honest. If I’m not back here before next Saturday, I want you to rattle my cage, send me a message, call me out.

So until next I log in here, fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith. And if I’m just incorrigible and don’t come back this month, have a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year,  Swell solstice, Fantastic Festivus, Edgy Epiphany and an auspicious start to the rest of your life.





Looks like Ma Kettle. (Marjorie Main)


This vintage real photo postcard features  a portrait of English stage actress Evelyn Millard (1869-1941). She was well known for her acting in Shakespearian theater as well as for her beauty. She is also noted for creating the role of Cecily Cardewin in the premier of Oscar Wildes play “The Importance of Being Earnest” (1895). This postcard was produced by the Rotary Photo Company of London, England.

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HQ of TQ is the blogger account that we started several years ago and continue to this day. Because I was confused about building a blog at first, I opened extra google accounts so I could add more pages. There were other reasons, too, but that was the primary one. After blogging for a couple years, I joined twitter and facebook, also in multiple accounts, and often that was when I’d be stymied trying to get something accomplished and opening another site seemed easier than struggling.

I have yet to assign a raison d’etre for this WordPress account, but I do like a lot of the other accounts I’ve looked at here. I don’t participate as much as I used to, but I’d love to have a definite plan to make use of all the wonderful world of the internet in perhaps a two week cycle, so I don’t spend months away from sites I’ve joined.

It’s been great fun for me for ten years now and I look forward to participating into my 80’s if I can make it last that long…or longer.

This is Friday night, so let’s make a date for next Friday night and maybe then I can present a more informative view of my trail of breadcrumbs. Try and @tqnews on twitter.


Terry Allyn Travers




The Full Treatment

Algebrista y Sangrador

Barbering, bonesetting, bloodletting, it’s all
In the equation, the unknown revealed, the patient
Healed, as proclaimed by the helical red-and-white pole,
Sign of a site of bandages and blood,
Where stubble’s harvested, the left sideburn
Leveled with the right, a bubo lanced,
A famine lamented, the whispers of new belief
Drowned out by the slap of the blade on a leather strop,
As the neck’s interrogated in a close
Shave, accenting the trim and pointy beard,
Blood’s drawn in quantity from the crook of the arm,
Hair cut short and bobbed for a market economy,
Molar extracted, hernia repaired,
No amputation necessary, as yet,
Bone broken by heresy reset, to knit
Almost smooth and intact, and God is groomed
Cured, powdered, sprinkled with eau de cologne, back-slapped
And sent out to succeed in a new era.


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