It has come to my attention that people are uncomfortable with Me. It’s almost as if they’re embarrassed by Me. You see, the problem only comes up with Me and the addition of someone else. People are happy enough to go with Me to a movie. (Last week a friend went to see The Martian… Read More In Defense of Me
When I read The Daily Post’s writing prompt “Out of Your Reach” which asked if there had been a toy or thing I always wanted as a child on my birthday, but never received, my mind flew to my thirteenth birthday, and the unfulfilled hopes and dreams of a newly minted teen-aged girl. Television was an… Read More Nightmare in Hawaii, Part 2
Today’s post is in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Seven Wonders.” Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be? First, I would like to say that I don’t feel it’s bad that I know I couldn’t get… Read More Seven Words for Love
My Dear Semicolon, As an English teacher, writer, and aficionado of language in general, I’d be lost without all of you, my dear marks of punctuation; I savor the subtle differences you tiny marks make in my writing. I try to love you all equally; however, I find that you, my dear oft misunderstood semicolon,… Read More My Dear Semicolon:
“Look, Bob. I’ve already told you I’m playing myself in Appalachian Teacher. I had it put in the contract. Chelsea’s a lawyer, remember?” Bob looks uncomfortable and tries to reply persuasively,”Melissa McCarthy has already agreed. She’s a big name now. She’d be just right for your snarky sense of humor, and… and, well,…” “And, what,… Read More I Want George Clooney!
Everywhere you look, it seems people are posting or suggesting Bucket Lists, things they want to accomplish before they die. Maybe I’m cynical, and maybe I just lack motivation, but the last time I came across one of these, I thought, “You’d do better to make a list of things you’re going to stop stressing… Read More Not a Bucket List
I’ve been behind on my blogging lately, and it isn’t because I’ve been watching the news. Today’s Prompt “Connect the Dots” on The Daily Post said, “Scour the news for an entirely uninteresting story. Consider how it connects to your life. Write about that.” In an world where sports updates and entertainment gossip are passed… Read More It’s Not News to Me
My childhood was suffused with music; however, unlike what I read on some of the other posts responding to “Papa Loves Mambo”, the music in my house was played almost exclusively for me. I don’t remember my parents listening to much of their own music, but learned early to love jazz through the album Winnie… Read More The Hills Were Alive With the Sound of Music
Ever since Writing 101 ended, I seem to have been unable to think of anything to write on my own. I’ve been busy at work, but that’s more an excuse than a reason, so I headed over to The Daily Post and found some inspiration in the prompt “Our House.” What are the earliest memories… Read More Life Is Beautiful, Magical
Today’s assignment on Writing 101 was to publish a roundup. Well, actually, it was to publish a collaborative post, but I never got around to that. I meant to. Really. I did. I even thought of some great fellow bloggers I wanted to write with, but… Anyway, it didn’t happen. This is a nice time… Read More Round ‘Em Up!