Kindness of Strangers Daily Post


When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you? Tell us what happened! You know that television commercial for a well-known insurance company, the one where a man helps a woman with her stroller, then she helps someone else...and on it goes?  I'd like to think that's how … Continue reading Kindness of Strangers Daily Post

Because the Night


Are you a night owl or are you the early bird? In an earlier post I wrote about the best time of day to get my work done; hands down, it's 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In fact, I get the most done between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm, when the office is quiet and … Continue reading Because the Night

Dating Disasters Lead To…


I could fill volumes with relationship disaster stories, they'd make a great sitcom script, stand-up routine, or sketch on SNL with Kristin Wiig playing me. Let's just say that from about 1999 to 2004 (when I met my future husband) there were a few disasters. Here are some highlights of first date disasters that would … Continue reading Dating Disasters Lead To…

Can’t Get it Out of My Head: A DP Writing Prompt


Have you ever become obsessed with something? Tell us about something that captivates your attention like nothing else. I'm not sure I'd call it obsession, but I definitely go through phases of intense interest. The thing I wish I could be obsessed with is exercise, but that's not likely. Usually, it's with books and authors … Continue reading Can’t Get it Out of My Head: A DP Writing Prompt

More Than Five Minutes of Fame


Today writing prompt:  Have you dreamt of becoming famous? What would your claim to fame be? Comedy? Acting? Writing? Race car driving? Go! Five minutes, that's all, just five minutes of fame is what most mere mortals can expect. The people who can turn their five minutes into something more, in my estimation, are just … Continue reading More Than Five Minutes of Fame

Summer’s Around the Corner


Theoretically, summer will return to the polar-vortex-battered Northern Hemisphere. What are you looking forward to doing this summer? It was a terribly long winter in New England. In fact, if I was still living in Vermont I'm sure I'd be shoveling the snow away from the house to see if the daffodil bulbs were pushing through … Continue reading Summer’s Around the Corner

That Drives Me Crazy


What habit/act drives you crazy? How do you prevent it from happening? Less of a habit, and hopefully, more a misunderstanding of the English language, it makes me crazy when people use words incorrectly or use the incorrect word. I'm not talking about people whose second language is English; it's presumably well-read and smart people … Continue reading That Drives Me Crazy