A To Z Challenge – K


I’m going to kludge out another alphabetized blog-post, if that’s

O   letter-k

with you.



Hinduism, Buddhism. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman.

Compare bhakti (def 1), jnana.

Theosophy. the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person’s deeds in the previous incarnation.
fate; destiny.

Synonyms: predestination, predetermination, lot, kismet.

The good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something:

Let’s get out of here. This place has bad karma. 

Like Christianity’s Heaven/Hell carrot/stick, karma is a concept invented by insecure people desperate to prove to themselves that they have some kind of relevance and importance. I just can’t buy it.  I am happy with me and my life as it is, and what may or may not happen to me when it is finished.

Whether you call it Life, or Karma, or the Universe, or God, there is proof that it is profoundly disinterested in you. All the being good, or praying, amounts to absolutely nothing.  One person prays for a sunny day, so that they can go to the beach.  A farmer prays for rain for his crops.  One will claim that his prayer was answered.  Whatever occurs, does so at the frequency of random occurrence.  There is no Karma!


acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition:knowledge of many things.

the body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time.

I have very few abilities – at least marketable ones. I continue to research things that will do me absolutely no good.  I like to think that I have a considerable body of knowledge, but the only thing I know for sure, is how little I really know.


There, I’ve put the word in my post, and I’ll put it as a tag to the post. No definition, ‘cause you guys all know what kittens are and love them.  (No, no, Rants!  Not for dinner, with some fava beans, and a nice Chianti. 😯 )  No photos, ‘cause my four cats are far from kittens.  If you want pictures, YouTube and the blogosphere are rife with them.  This is just an experiment to see how many hits and likes I get by mentioning them.  You can tell me how much you love them.  (Or not)

Okay! Okay!  Don’t yell.  You talked me into it.


KNITTING noun 1. the act of a person or thing that knits. 2. the act of forming a fabric by looping a continuous yarn. 3. knitted work.


  1. stick /tend to one’s knitting, to mind one’s own business: Don’t worry about my work—just tend to your knitting.

to devote oneself to one’s assignments or responsibilities: Years of sticking to his knitting finally paid off.

Knitting is a very Zen-like, or Yoga-type activity. Like pacing the floor, or twiddling one’s thumbs, it gives the body something to do while the mind relaxes.  Unlike the other two, at the end of knitting, you have something concrete to show for the time and energy you’ve spent.  The wife should soon have finished, a heavy, cozy, pair of bed-socks to keep my ever-aging feet warm, so that I can sleep.

Knitting can be so relaxing, that the wife usually only does it while we are watching TV, or the daughter is visiting. If she tries to do it without some sort of external mental stimulation, she often nods off.  If I take the daughter to a medical appointment where she might have to spend time waiting, instead of a book, she often brings some knitting.  She knits up 12” X 12” wash-cloths that she markets online.

I seem to have knit up the raveled sleave of care for this post. I’ll go get lost, till it’s time to publish my L post.  See you there.   😀


16 thoughts on “A To Z Challenge – K

  1. allangilmour says:

    Thank you for posting. Mr Midnight and Sir Winston especially enjoyed the photo of the kitty on the laptop. Best regards from the “Gilmours Nice Place” blog. 🙂


  2. 1jaded1 says:

    See you there for L


  3. BrainRants says:

    I think humans like to assign causal relationships to things, hence karma. So if I made burritos out of kittens, well…

    Liked by 1 person

    • ladyryl says:

      Actually burritos out of kittens are called Purritos and they consist of a kitten rolled up in a towel or blanket and are only nibbled around the ears and cheeks to crank up the volume of the purr… LOL


  4. Jim Wheeler says:

    This post caused me to knit my brow. But, it is not a permanent condition. 😉


    • Archon's Den says:

      You’ll have to TINK about it. 😆
      That’s a knitting joke. When you have to pull out some knitting, to get back to a mistake, you reverse the KNIT – to – TINK.
      You’re lucky you’re not crocheted. Some of those hooks are pointy. 😳


  5. Oh, Lordy, I know I’ve been negligent with my reading, but how on earth did I miss A-J? I did find F (naturally [snicker]} but where are all the other letters?


    • Archon's Den says:

      They’re all under the ‘That’s Life’ category – but there’s a lot of those to go through. The first was published April 18, next was April 27, May 11, May 25, June 15, June 27….and about every two weeks. I’ll dig up more dates if you have trouble finding them. I’m particularly happy with C, and F. 😎


      • I’ll check them out, but it may take awhile. Just so you’re not sitting eagerly at your computer awaiting my witty comments.


      • Archon's Den says:

        To see old posts randomly read because of some tag I applied is one thing. I am honored that anyone would intentionally search out a series of them.
        I started liking and smart-ass (how else?) commenting on one gentleman’s site, and the next thing I know, he’s sifting his way up through 5 years of my insanity. 😀
        I’ll wait patiently for your wit and wisdom.


  6. Archon- the mere fact that you just threw kittens in this post was brilliant. I really laughed. It is true that whenever cats are mentioned, people get all warm and fuzzy. Very enjoyable. 🙂


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