Category Archives: blogging

Re: My Grandfather as “Guest Blogger”

The first time I posted an excerpt from my grandfather’s memoir manuscripts, I referred to him as a “Guest Blogger.” By now, years later, I’ve posted over 70 entries from his writings. I still find these stories of his fascinating … Continue reading

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Forward into the Future!

Today marks 6 months since I got laid low by an injury of unknown source. In the months since then, I’ve blogged quite a bit less than I had been previously doing. Most of my time & energy has been … Continue reading

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Hundreds & Hundreds & Hundreds

800, to be exact. Yes, this is the 800th blog post from the Buller Back Porch. Sounds impressive until you realize that’s 800 posts over 11 years. So, it’s not like that’s 800 posts in a row, or even in … Continue reading

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In Re: Your Comments

Mostly, when I blog, I’m writing for my favorite reader, me. Sorry, dear readers, but you barely merit a passing thought, even should one come knocking on my brain’s door. Oh, I pay close attention to my viewership stats. I … Continue reading

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Moving Forward, Looking Back

Writing is inherently retrospective. Much of this blog pulls on my memories as well as my grandfather’s memoirs and Will T. Massey’s recorded songs. All look backward. But I want to keep moving forward. In the wake of my brother’s … Continue reading

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Off the Hook

Ever get stuck just getting started?Like I wrote about recently?And then you get to feeling overdue in meeting a perceived obligation?Like you really need to do something you keep putting off? Yeah, me, too. Like this blog post. WordPress ever … Continue reading

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“Not with a Bang…

…but a whimper.”           — T.S. Eliot So ends the 2020 edition of Buller’s Back Porch. Some bloggers and writers pull out all the stops for a year-end finale, wrapping up their year with a Top 10 list, or some … Continue reading

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Dear WordPress.Com

Does it LOOK like I wanted a new interface for composing blog entries? Blocks? Modes? Huh? More importantly — WHY? As a Luddite — “high-tech Luddite,” admittedly — suddenly dealing with unexpected interface alterations offering questionable improvements with superfluous “features” … Continue reading

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Slipping Past 600

Oops. I had intended today’s entry to commemorate 600 blog posts here, but, you might say a funny thing happened on the way to the back porch. Last Friday, I published a draft of a piece I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Beyond Blogger’s Block

Recently, I’ve slowed the pace of my blog postings here. Not that I have ever adhered to any sort of “schedule” for putting something here. Let’s face it, the “back porch” aspect of the blog’s title betrays the informal nature … Continue reading

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