Oxymoron 2.1 version In updating my blog labels, I ran across this old blog. Folks – it’s worth revisiting. Truisms never go out of style. So, relive the truth from 2009. “We are a people who spend money we don’t have on things we don’t want to impress people we don’t like.” Okay, that is a seriously great line . . . especially with the ring of truism in it. I’d like to take credit, goodness knows, I like good writing. I’d even like to give credit where it’s due; however, this piece of wisdom belongs to the man who wrote, Why is God laughing?. Sorry, I didn’t catch the gentleman’s name during his Good […]
Oxymoron 2.1 version
Lure The Muse
Creativity is simultaneously a writer’s best friend and most dreaded enemy. But why? Are we, as writers, challenged of casual creativity? Are we blind to the bare bones of original brilliance? Do we glue our eyes closed to simple genius? Finding a writer’s muse can often involve gritting teeth, severing of limbs (metaphorically, folks) or jumping off the proverbial cliff and hoping for wings of inspiration. But why must it be so difficult when often hidden wells of creativity lurk inside each of us? What is the secret? Lure the muse. How? I have discovered that most writers have a number of passions. Seldom does our creativity sequester itself in a solitary cell. Instead, creativity […]
Fine Living magazine cocktail quiz
On a long car trip, you’re listening to: 1)Pop hits on the radio 2)’80s hair metal 3)Spanish language tapes 4)Smooth singers like Frank Sinatra **I’m a Pop Hits sorta gal. On Saturday night, you can be found: 1)Pushing my way to the front of the crowd at a rock show 2)Getting down in the center of the dance floor at a club 3)At the opera house watching La Boehme 4)Enjoying classic movies on a blanket in the park. **Well, Saturday nights are not normally night this exciting for me. HOWEVER, I’d be the enjoying classic movies, WITH hubby, on a blanket in the park, if we could combat the mosquitoes and keep each other awake. […]
Monday Morning Muses
So, who watched the Superbowl? Okay, I watched about an hour of it. Nope, not the end, but the first hour. Watched with hubby for awhile, but I’m not a football-enthusiast — even though I live with two — I can take it in small doses, then I’m done. By this point in the season, I’m done. So, hooray for the Saints, and I’m sad for the Colts — my daughter is a huge fan. To all those who have kept the loops alive with Macillian/Amazon updates — thanks. I always love a great publishing scoop and this one has definitely been big news. Did you miss the controversy? Go to: ABC Video or Sun […]
Pop in for the new year
Hello to all in blogger-land. I have all sorts of exciting ideas for my blog this year. Great things and I’m ready to get started . . . however, I’ve been busy getting my house in order. Didn’t want to wait on spring cleaning, so I’ve jumped in to reorganize ‘stuff’ now. Came across these pics from one of my critique partners, and as I’m into ROOM reorganization, they completely distracted me. I had to share them. Hope they make you smile. Toliet in downtown Houston. Okay, I like the mirrored look. Nothing that says, PORTA-POTTY here! Now, this is from the inside looking out! One-way glass so you can still feel in the center […]
All Things English . . .
I’m not ignoring all my blog friends, but writing to the end. Long days, and some fairly long nights have dragged (yep, that’s the verb I want) my current work in progress (WIP) across the threshold of writerly ‘hold’ and into the close-to-finished stage. Presently, Trickle of Lies is sitting at 84K on the word count, showing a 397 on page count — lots of dialogue in this manuscript. So, I’m close, really close. The way to finish is not go on the Internet, so I’ve banned myself from the fun stuff I love. However, that said, the following “English Rules” was sent to me in an email — yep, even those are far behind […]
Sunday Muses . . .
On board with TWITTER. I needed to join in order to keep up with the kiddo at Texas A & M. Not specifically her, but the campus as a whole. After the Virginia Tech incident, A & M launched their Code Maroon alert program. Students, staff, employees and parents, who had emails on file, were notified of any emergency situation through text and email messages. This year A & M changed to TWITTER. Students still gets the emergency text, but parents must follow TWITTER. So as I’m on TWITTER, if you want to follow me, just search my name, and then send a TWITTER alert to me. If you’re already Tweeting, then watch for LoneStarMeander […]
Monday Madness . . .
I’m well aware that Mondays are insane, especially if you’re in the MOM,-I-CAN’T-FIND-MY-SHOES-MY-BACKPACK-MY-LUNCHBOX-MY-HEAD-BEFORE-I’M-LATE-FOR-SCHOOL group . . . however, if you can spare a little over seven minutes, I promise to make you smile. As I’ve never met a mom who couldn’t use more laughter in her life — no, I’m not talking about the hysterical, I’ve reached the edge kinda laughter, but the real deal, hold your sides kinda laughter. That’s what this clip on ‘truism’ will provide. Happy Monday! Drop by the porch again,Until then,~Sandra
Procrastination is an art form . . .
How do I know? Watch a kid. They’re professional stallers. As a mom, an older mom whose kids show know better (there’s the disclaimer), I’ve decided I shouldn’t be required to answer stupid questions. After all, I got them to this age, successfully — which means they still have all their appendages, can talk in full sentences, read full sentences, fuss with their siblings, and are intelligent enough to want a job that requires saying more than, ‘Paper or plastic?’. Stop! Don’t send me hate email about how many of you worked in a supermarket. Face it. That’s not a job any of US would want to repeat, nor would we want our kids stuck […]