I've missed writing every day, but felt as though when I hit day 365, I was done and there wasn't much left for this blog. I think about writing most days, checking out the daily prompts hoping that something would go off like a flashbulb in my head. Today it happened, light bulb moment, when … Continue reading Chrissy: Jen’s Imaginary Friend
We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks! I am semi-colon happy; I admit it, freely. I used to be comma happy but I learned my lesson. … Continue reading Punctuation, Perfectly Positioned, Promotes Productive Prose
During the Week of the Young Child a few weeks ago the children at our nearby Head Start Center put on their own parade; a Color Parade! Over the PA system in our offices the word went out that we should get up from our stuffy desks and greet these little treasures and cheer them … Continue reading Color Parade
In Reason to Believe, Bruce Springsteen sings, “At the end of every hard-earned day / people find some reason to believe.” What’s your reason to believe? Does there have to be a reason to believe? Seriously, does everything we believe have to have an explanation, a rationale? When we're little kids we don't look for … Continue reading Does There Need To Be A Reason?
I'd like to think that I don't really put too much value in having "things" as I get older. Maybe its age, wisdom, or my brush with cancer; or maybe it's having two cats that run around the house willy-nilly and have broken several of my favorite knickknacks. Over the years I've collected music boxes, rocking chairs, and pieces … Continue reading Pride & Joy, Prized Possessions
The first thing that came to my mind after reading the prompt for this week's photo challenge: LETTERS, was this picture I took of my granddaughter Coco's letter she sent to us last July. We'd had no word from the grandchildren since February 2013, so when I saw this envelope in the mailbox, my heart … Continue reading Love Letter from My Granddaughter
Tell us about the top five places you’ve always wanted to visit. GO! I'm not a traveler by nature, never really been bitten by the bug. There are places I'd like to see, though. In no particular order they are: Ireland; to find out about my ancestors Hawaii; to see the pineapple plantations and volcanic … Continue reading The Wanderer: Daily Prompt