Accepting Age

According to AARP, I’ve been a senior citizen for eleven years. If you look at my family tree, however, you’d probably consider giving me nine more years or more before attaching “old” or “elderly” to my list of traits. Age is subjective. You need something to compare your discovery with in order the determine the …

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Theme? Plot?

About fifteen years ago, I took a mail-order course from Writer’s Digest. I wanted to write short stories for magazines but was unsure of my abilities. There wasn’t any place in the text books, letters, or worksheets where the words theme or plot were mentioned. I know, kind of weird coming from Writer’s Digest. The …

Mucking Up the Works

As is with most of us, I get fascinated by the all the different trappings computers have these days. The technology is supposed to make our lives easier, right? I admit that in several ways it does. However, many of the additives I’m coming across are pretty much worthless. And not every app or extension …

#SoCS – 'Indeed'

I recently subscribed to the blog of Linda G. Hill. She has an ongoing activity at her blog called Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), in which she gives a prompt on Friday and her readers who participate, write a post for that next day using the prompt (in accordance with the rules, of course). The …

Cut Your Losses

With businesses starting up and then ending before five years have gone by, the saying, “cut your losses” has become popular. Is this a sign of the times in our culture? Or is it a sign that my perception of life is a little screwy? Has society been this way for some time and I, …

Reading Habits

Winter Bayne did a post with questions on reading habits. I usually don't like memes but I decided this one wasn't too bad.. Here are my answers concerning reading habits. ∴ Question #1: Do you have a certain place at home for reading? Yes. I like reading on my bed using the headboard and pillows …

I've Returned

I wish I could have thought of a better title for this post. This one is bland, isn’t it? I even looked at a thesaurus. The word, returned, is as exciting as it gets. I’ve missed reading your blogs. Were you even aware that I was absent from your domains? Chances are you didn’t know. …