100,000 Words

I guess people don’t read blogs on Thanksgiving. I also have never really paid that much attention to daily views before.

Despite a dramatic decline in views/visitors since about the 10th of November, this month has seen a new high for both metrics. Thanks, but I wish all of the readers who were visiting in late October/early November would come back.

People don’t really judge events by objective reality, but against expectations and compared to the status quo. Before the increase in views/visitors in late October I wouldn’t have been affected by the number since November 10, but now those metrics are a disappointment. If the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers both finish with 8-8 records in 2019, for one team it would represent a great year while for the other a great disappointment even though it’s the same record.


Somewhere in this post will be the 100,000th word I have written on Disaffected Musings. I have had three books published and if my memory serves me correctly the last two were each about 100,000 words in length.

Not to make too fine a point, but in the 10 1/2 months I have been posting to this blog I have written enough for a book. Probably not coincidentally, that’s about how long it took (perhaps a little longer) to write each of my last two books.


Another picture from the Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, PA. (No, I do not work there. It would be an awfully long commute.) This is a Buick Reatta and I confess I don’t know the year.

I have always been enamored of the looks of this car, but like the Cadillac Allante of the same period the Reatta was a GM two-seat car that was a failure. The Reatta was never marketed as a sports car or high-performance car, a fact that would exclude it from my Ultimate Garage. However, I think it would make a great “wolf in sheep’s clothing” restomod although the FWD layout might be an insurmountable obstacle.

Any thoughts from any of you on the Reatta, the Allante or any other topic? Why were both cars such failures?