Jack of All Trades, Master of None


If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick? I tend to think of myself as a jack of all trades and master of none, as the saying goes; often calling myself a "generalist" in my work life.  I know a little bit … Continue reading Jack of All Trades, Master of None

A T.V. aholic’s Dream Job: Cast Change


You’ve just been named the casting director of your favorite television show (or movie franchise). The catch: you must replace the entire cast — with your friends and family. Who gets which role? I am a t.v.-a-holic, there, I've said it.  I do enjoy watching television.  When I lived alone the television was always turned on … Continue reading A T.V. aholic’s Dream Job: Cast Change

As Summer Winds Down


I was wondering when we'd see a writing prompt about the beginning of the school year; here's today's:  As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved? I loved going back to school for most of … Continue reading As Summer Winds Down

Always, Always Later


We all procrastinate. Website, magazine, knitting project, TV show, something else — what’s your favorite procrastination destination? My favorite procrastination destination: Typically, I can find any and all reasons imaginable to keep me away from exercising.  Last spring we brought the elliptical up from the basement, gave it a little tune-up and I started to … Continue reading Always, Always Later

The Shrimp Fork Episode


Among the people you’ve known for a long time, who is the person who’s changed the most over the years? Was the change for the better? At the heart of humans do we really change all that much, even over many years?  I don't think so.  We certainly make changes to our habits, maybe come … Continue reading The Shrimp Fork Episode

Can’t Stand Me: The Video


What do you find more unbearable: watching a video of yourself, or listening to a recording of your voice? Why? The sound of my voice on a recording never sounds like what I think it does, and these days I certainly am not thrilled to see myself on camera.  So which to choose? The first … Continue reading Can’t Stand Me: The Video

Three Wishes for Eleanor


Remember those lovely genies who grant wishes? Well, you’re one and you’ve just been emancipated from your restrictive lamp. You can give your three wishes to whomever you want. Who do you give your three wishes to, and why? Responding to today's wiring prompt is easy, thanks very much to my nephew Phil, his wife Jannah and their new … Continue reading Three Wishes for Eleanor