Family vacations were extremely popular during the era of my childhood. However, this didn’t mean spending a lot of money. Most households went camping for one or two weeks. In some ways, this time away from the normal daily life was harder. There wasn’t that comfortable bed to sleep in. Meals meant gathering firewood and … Continue reading Heifer Vacations
This is for a writing prompt at Writing.Com. In the stillness, the quiet seemed deafening. He stands in his driveway in complete confusion. He mutters, “It’s so quiet. Why?” It’s the middle of the morning. The hum of life in the neighborhood should be audible. Yet there’s nothing, no sound. He walks down to the … Continue reading In the stillness, the quiet seems…
Have you ever had one of those days when so much is happening that you felt that you just might explode? That’s what my day was yesterday. The run of the mill stuff was easy enough to handle. It was washday. Gather up all the dirty clothes no matter where they might be found. Separate … Continue reading One of Those Days
The Dog Days of summer are upon those of us living in the northern hemisphere. It’s that time of year when people are water skiing, camping, playing in swimming pools, playing tennis and sitting in the shade of large trees sipping ice tea or lemonade. Okay, some are guzzling cans or bottles of beer too. … Continue reading The Dog Days of Summer
The element went out in our stove. Hubby didn’t want to blame me but it was my fault. I had put chicken in to keep it away from the cats (we have three) while it was thawing. I forgot about it and, later, turned on the stove to preheat. The chicken was still in its … Continue reading Hot Cat
Writing is a solitary activity. Trying to do it with someone else is impossible; at least it is for me. I envy people who can separate themselves from everything else in almost any situation. When I was still in college, I would see them on the bus, writing business notes or a letter to someone. … Continue reading The Dilemma of Distractions
Not quite two months ago, I wrote a post about not seeing fireflies. It wasn’t even two weeks later that I finally saw one… well, much more than one. Where they had been for the past four years is still a mystery. There’s a good possibility that I just wasn’t looking for them at the … Continue reading I See Them at Twilight
LifeWrite's third module teaches how to use comparisons to describe something. At first I thought this would be relatively simple, yet after thinking about it for a while, I've realized that this lesson was as tough, if not tougher, than the previous one, Dinner with the Family. Nevertheless, this should be an interesting one. My … Continue reading Meet My Best Buddy – Comparison Approach
I've dabbled in writing since the third grade when I learned how write in cursive. From my short experience in life at the time, I assumed that all adults wrote everything in cursive unless it was a list or a short note to someone. Having this new skill assured me that I was on my … Continue reading Where Do They Find the Time?
This post is for the fifth module of the e-course, LifeWrite, I've been taking. This is called the persuasive approach. According to statistics, 13% to 20% of the population in the United States is classified as being disabled [www.GetRiil.org]. Now you should take into consideration that this percentage is from the U.S. Census Bureau in … Continue reading Disability – What’s the Big Deal?
Shery, the operator and owner of Write Bliss, where I found this e-course, LifeWrite, wants me to do some descriptive writing, classifying a group of people. In her article for the fourth module, she states that everything is classified in life. It’s our way, as humans, to understand the world around us. For my exercise, … Continue reading Sorting People Out – Classification Approach
It's become obvious to me that WordPress.Com is FABARB right now. The entire dashboard area isn't displaying right. The sidebar is in black and is missing all of the icons. As I type this on the page of the editor, I'm guessing about the information board above the typing area because... again, the icons are … Continue reading I'm at My Wit's End