I've been so busy this week working on the ebooklets on canning that (cough) I hardly gave any thought to the fact that I had a WND column due yesterday. I had a column idea developing in my mind and was (cough) confident that I could turn it into a logical, coherent 1000-word piece.
Wrong. Thursday night I kept trying to force the idea into something logical and coherent but got nowhere. So I got up at 4 am Friday morning and tried another idea. Got nowhere.
7 am, tried yet another idea. Got nowhere.
Okay fine. I was clearly trying too hard to pump a dry well. But a deadline is a deadline and I needed to get a column together. So (cough) I harvested two earlier blog posts and amalgamated them into a single column.
Not great, but here it is: The Sins of the Parents.