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

Words To Live By


Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life? Popular for high school and college graduations, there are a couple of children's books or poems that offer advice on how to live life as a successful human being. Oh, The Places You … Continue reading Words To Live By

Fake It ‘Til You Make It


Are you full of confidence or have you ever suffered from Imposter Syndrome? I'm sure at some point in my career I could be accused of having too much confidence. I think it's called being cocky, a know-it-all, even the "b" word...bossy. You know what, though, those are the times when I was likely suffering … Continue reading Fake It ‘Til You Make It

50, Really, is NOT the New 30!


What are your thoughts on aging? How will you stay young at heart as you get older? When I turned 30, to prove to myself that it was "only a number", I did a cart-wheel in my front yard.  Ten years later, to prove to the young staff I was leading that it was "only … Continue reading 50, Really, is NOT the New 30!

If you like, then you gotta put a ring on it!


Think of your longest relationship: describe how your love has changed over time, did you go from the giddiness of infatuation, to mad passion, to deep respect, esteem, and friendship? Tell us about your love story. Tonight when I got home, dinner was waiting for me; braised lamb chops, steamed veggies, multi-colored baby potatoes.  You … Continue reading If you like, then you gotta put a ring on it!