Into summer

Terrible, terrible me, I really took this summer thing seriously and went to the beach (in my head) and sorta stayed there. So much for blogging every day. However, fun things have been happening. Last weekend, my CPs (Critique Partners alias TWBs or True Writing Buddies) and I took an awesome day-trip to a Psychic Fair. I know a few of you visit some other blogs who have written about this, so I’ll try to find a different spin. The Psychic Fair had Tarot and Majong readers, Astrologists, Numerologists, Psychics, and Aura photographers — Side note please — if you think getting a great candid snapshot is tough, try capturing some one’s ‘AURA’ on film. […]

Looking back . . . following the wandering muse

Just went through last year’s post . . . wanted to see what I’d been doing for a year. It’s enlightening and frightening to see how much time has actually elasped, and then to fret about why I didn’t get more accomplished. That whole GOTTA-SET-GOALS-THING is looming big on my horizon. It’s hard to believe that this past month we traveled south to Texas A & M again to retrieve my oldest from college. Mind-boggling to believe I now have one that’s completed her sophomore year at a major university, one headed to his last year in high school, and my baby getting ready to start high school. Okay, enough about getting old — I […]

Why? Why? Why?

Okay, I’d love to take credit for these, but I am an honest writer. This is one of those multiple emails forwarded to me that I actually found ‘funny’. Why? Because these bits of wisdom are what make us so human. Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead? Why do banks charge a fee on “insufficient funds” when they know there is not enough money? Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection? Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard? Why […]

Monday moring madness . . . following the thread

It’s Monday morning madness, and I’ve just returned from dropping my kids at school. It occurred to me, as driving parents, we seem to be incapable of letting our kids follow their own thread. What do I mean? At some of the larger schools, students can enter the building through more than one door. Younger and older elementary school students may wait in separate places, for the first morning bell. If you’ve ever seen a kindergartener and 5th grader next to one another, you’ll understand how huge the difference in size can be. So for safety sake – and noise control – lots of elementary school kids will enter different doors. Do we let our […]

My characters need a time-out . . .

When my kids were small, I employed the ‘time-out’ system. Sometimes it was one of my children (the instigator), at other times, all three ended up in time-out–just for a little mom peace and quiet. Even I occasionally served time-out (when I couldn’t think of a fesible, adult way to handle the latest, drama-queen or drama-king crisis, I pulled a Napoleon and retreated behind closed doors. Quick regroupings can be the only thing that saves a mom’s sanity). At my mommy meanest, I’ve even sentenced unsuspecting toys (normally the culprit for whatever was wrong in that moment) to a life-term in the chair. While, those days are in the past for me, I’m seriously considering […]