ON MY SOAPBOX….A Bird’s Eye View of The Sphinx



Friends and new acquaintances often ask me why I write to myself on the daily edition of The Sphinx.  They ask this because I often communicate with Lois Lion in the comments section of that daily post. The little Ladybug is my (avatar/image) signature, assigned by wordpress.

I am not the author of The Sphinx. I would love to plagiarize it, but I consider that a felony in “The World of Writing.” Tolley’s Topics was born over seven years ago. It has been a daily on-line publication every day since. That is over 2500 editions. The Sphinx has been the lead-off post every morning since the very first edition.

We have grown from 8,852 views in 2013 to 314,342 in 2020. I have enjoyed every minute of working as the editor of Tolley’s Topics. I have met new Electronic Pen Pals from all around the world.

Bird’s Eye View is another contribution from which the author prefers to remain anonymous.  I have zero problems with Lois Lion/The Sphinx and The Wise/Bird’s Eye View having pen names. I am mighty proud that history had no problem with Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens.

Everyone has opinions. There are many people who would love to express their opinions, but just do not have an available platform.

For years, Tolley’s Topics has enjoyed and published the opinions and essays submitted by Hank Ashmore, Bill Bowser, Cathy Brown, Mark Wood, Lois Lion and The Wise.

Perhaps you would like your voice heard, opinions expressed, essays published, etc.  As Doc Holliday said in the movie Tombstone:

“I’ll be your huckleberry.”

My email address is:



I am very grateful to all contributors who send me jokes, songs, stories, memes, toons, etc.

You know who you are….and I love and appreciate you!


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