The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Power Company Sends Hate Mail to Streetlight

Power Company Sends Threatening Letter to Freeloading Streetlight

Streetlight Canstock

In New Zealand, Clive Saleman received a letter from the power company warning that it was going to cut off his electricity. Then he noticed the letter wasn’t addressed to him. It was addressed to the streetlight outside his house. Click on the title above for the full story.

I am told that though this streetlight in New Zealand may lose its electric services, it is still a registered voter in Chicago.

And on a light note . . . couldn’t help myself, didn’t try . . . sometimes a picture really does say it all.

Marine helps boy finish race

A nine-year-old boy in a 5k race in Charlevoix, Michigan lost sight of his friends and asked a front runner, Marine Lance Corporal Myles Kerr, to help him. Kerr dropped back and kept pace with the child, encouraging him over the finish line. Read the full story here. Marine Runs Alongside Boy Struggling to Finish 5k Race


Find out what a theology professor has to say about FIRELANDS and its theocratic post-apocalyptic world. Dr. Steve Wiggins reviews the dystopian thriller at Sects and Violence in the Ancient World. FIRELANDS

Donna Newton interrogates me in 30 Seconds and pries out how Holmes has corrupted my language. 30 Second Interview with . . . Piper Bayard

Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order

J.K. Rowling and the Writer’s Dilemma – Discovery by M.J. Wright takes a look at what it takes to be “discovered.”

The Real Iron Throne by Marc Simonetti

The Real Iron Throne, Interview with Artist Marc Simonetti by Ellie Ann. Click over and see more brilliant art work from the man who George R.R. Martin says gets it.

Korean News Station Pokes Fun at KTVU with Fake American Pilot Names after Southwest Airlines Landing Gear Failure from Slothed.

Montana AG Denies All Media Requests to ID Those with Concealed Carry Weapons Permits. Thank you, Montana. We are not pedophiles or serial killers. We are law-abiding citizens. If we weren’t, we would be among the millions of criminals who carry concealed weapons without applying for permits.

Out this week from New York Times Best Selling Author and Special Forces Vet Bob Mayer–AREA 51: THE NIGHTSTALKERS BOOK 2.

Nightstalkers The Book of Truths

Susan Spann, brilliant historical author and publishing attorney, visits fellow author Kerry Schafer and talks about how grateful she is for the opportunity to pass on the generosity of NYT Bestselling Author and Heckuva Guy James Rollins. Paying It Forward

Why We Agree To and Achieve Goals. A fascinating article via Bestselling Author Diane Capri.

As some folks may have noticed, about half of the blogosphere is out on vacation this month. I think they must have seen this over at Julie Davidoski’s site, Go Jules Go.

I once spent a couple of weeks on Caye Caulker in Belize. The island motto is “Go Slow.” After watching this, I’m going to check on tickets.

Campaign Style Poll Daddy Question of the Week:

All the best to all of you for an enlightened week.

Piper Bayard

24 comments on “The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Power Company Sends Hate Mail to Streetlight

  1. Good laugh, Piper.

    I knew it. Streetlights have always look shifty to me.

    Have a great weekend 🙂


  2. Thanks for that, made me laugh!

  3. Fun post. (Streetlight: quite the volunteer work and start charging a fee for neighborhood “protection”.)

  4. Dave says:

    Street lights need love too. This is unjust.

  5. You know what? I have this free loading couch. It just takes up space, steals money and socks and doesn’t really give anything back. Well…it does give comfort back, I guess. 🙂

  6. LOL! It has a happy ending. This morning, Meridian Energy released a video apologising to the lamp-post. With chocolate:

    I would laugh but this is pretty typical of NZ power company accounting. There are amoeba on Saturn that are better at book-keeping. We get cold-call touts knocking at the door from our supplier, reasonably often, trying to get us to change to that supplier.

    Thanks for the shout-out!

  7. Just subscribed AGAIN. Maybe this time I’ll actually get notices of your posts.

    • Piper Bayard says:

      Not sure what the problem is. My cousin keeps signing up, too, and WP drops him. We’ll be moving to our own web site after Labor Day, and I’d like to think that will be more efficient. Thank you for your persistence. 🙂

  8. Diana Beebe says:

    Those poor streetlights. They can’t even get the mail delivered directly to them.

    Another great list, Piper. From the video, I can see why your son’s college fund is in trouble. 😉

  9. You bring the best mash to your ups, Piper.

    I clicked over to nearly all of them. I don’t know how to vote on the NZ power company question. Like the NZ man (who reportedly knocked on the street light, but got no answer), I’d be inclined to call the supplier. How would the kids in that neighborhood know when to go home if the streetlight never came on?

    Than again, remembering my early years, it would have made a damn fine excuse. One I could have sold. Seriously.

    Q: How did your favorite “word” end up being three? You blamed Holmes, but I don’t picture him as the verbose sort.

    • Piper Bayard says:

      LOL. Actually, the two of us get rolling and talk through the night. When I say that now, his response is, “No. I get Agnes.” 🙂

      Thanks for the compliment.

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  11. Julie Glover says:

    The Zero-K Run…finally, a race I’m willing to enter. I may need to check my teenagers’ stores, because they don’t seem to have any problem achieving the “Don’t Hurry” lifestyle over the summer. But I’m pretty sure it’s not rum to blame.

    Great mash-up, as always! Loved the interview with Donna.

    • Piper Bayard says:

      You’ll be racing against me in the Zero-K Run. 🙂

      My teens don’t seem to need rum to embrace the “Don’t Hurry” lifestyle, either. I guess they are Talented and Gifted.

  12. Hi Piper,
    I didn’t read Firelands…I experienced it. I do hope you have plans to tell us more about Archer What a role model!! I have made her mine for my second half-century. She brought Artemis to mind as well. There are Josephites in my part of the world to overcome. I’ll leave an intellectual review to Dr Wiggins as Firelands “got to me” at a very personal level. I am still a bit tongue-tied, so kindly excuse my brevity. All the Best,

    • Piper Bayard says:

      Yvonne, to say you just made my day would be an understatement. I wanted FIRELANDS to be a story that could be read on many levels because people read for so many different reasons, and that’s okay. But it is the book of my heart, and the characters are very personal to me. I didn’t write it; I experienced it. Thank you for sharing that experience with me.

      • Piper, thank you for your lovely reply. Indeed, from the very first chapter, one notices the layers. I plan on going back for a re-read to fulfill the thrill of recognizing and noticing all of the neat red threads throughout. But until that time, I am honored to ride on the wave let loose by Archer. Btw, Piper, the idea of the holowafer is pristine! Take care and again, all the Best from Luxembourg!

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