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
LifeWrite wants me to write about having dinner with my family. Sounds simple enough. However, I'm required to do this piece using the process approach. Even after reading the article for this lesson, I'm still not too sure what kind of approach this is. Is it like a How-To article where everything is in a … Continue reading Dinner with the Family
Although I was born incredibly healthy, things have happened in my life that have given me brushes with death. I don't feel particularly lucky or unlucky because of these instances. I figure it's just life happened, my life of courser, but that's the same for everyone. My mom was just starting to feel like herself … Continue reading They Say I Shouldn’t be Alive
I came across the website, A Writing Bliss!™, that is owned and operated by Sheryl Russ. The site is chalked full of e-mail courses for writers and aspiring writers. I just started a 2-week course, LIFEWRITES: 6 Approaches to Journaling. At first I couldn't quite understand why learning how to journal would help with my … Continue reading Famous for 15 Minutes
Read part 1 of this childhood adventure Once we reached the busy street, Linda made a dash for the other side. Like the fool I was, I did the same. Now that we were on that other side of the street, we walked and skipped along to the neighborhood that started two blocks away. The … Continue reading Risks and Chewing Gum – part 2