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
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:
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!
Today’s post is for Writing 101, and my assignment is to find my inspiration from my statistics. I have to confess, as a dedicated Type-A personality, I have already been rather well-acquainted with my stats; from the beginning, I have been excited by the variety of nations represented on my little map. I haven’t ever… Read More Hello, World!
First, I’d like to say a deep-felt THANK YOU to Debbie at Debbie Dey WRITES for nominating me for a Blogger Recognition Award. This is especially cool since Debbie is herself a very accomplished writer. I especially want to send you to “Hook ’em with a Quote” where Debbie talks about moving in the freelance… Read More Thank you!
When they came, it wasn’t like thunder or lightning, they were just here. On the street, in the market. It was almost like they were always among us: integrated, but very, very different. But dogs didn’t like them, or cats. None of the “domesticated” animals liked them. There was a growling and hissing that was… Read More Don’t Mention It
Sighing heavily, I entered the gymnasium for my social dance class, dreading yet another wrestling match with Old Joe, the lecherous senior citizen taking the class as an extension course. I reflected that taking a dance class for my phys ed class might be a way to meet men, but maybe not quality ones. But… Read More Love at First Sight
Today’s prompt from Writing 101 is to be inspired by a quote and utilize it in the post. This is very familiar territory for me; I frequently assign my students to respond to a choice of given quotes for their essays. This was difficult for me, though, because I was spoiled for choice. I did… Read More Catch 22
I’m unusually resistant to change in some ways. My writing is one of these. Since the earliest days of the word processor, I have preferred composing directly on the computer to writing anything out by hand. Most of my pre-writing is done as a “background application” running in my unquiet mind. By composing directly onto… Read More A Creature of Habit