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

Just the Facts!


Which subject in school did you find impossible to master? Did math give you hives? Did English make you scream? Do tell! Math, math, math, and shall I say, MATH. It has never been my favorite at any level in my education. In elementary school we were drilled on the facts: addition, subtraction, multiplication and … Continue reading Just the Facts!

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

Street Life: Weekly Photo Challenge


I was leaving one of the childcare centers on a particularly hot day last summer and saw this little bird.  It hopped from the other side of the street after rolling around in the dirt to this cool puddle.  I watched for about 10 minutes before the bird flew away.   Grateful I took the time … Continue reading Street Life: Weekly Photo Challenge

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

A Habit of Gratitude


When I opened my computer tonight to begin to compose a post, I went first to my "Reader" at Word Press.  The Reader is where I see a feed of the blogs that I'm following.  The first two posts were these:  Thank You, Stars, on Word Exchange -- Love Words, and Friends, on a blog … Continue reading A Habit of Gratitude

Take Charge, Today


After my recent annual check-up I decided that it's time. Time to take control, permanently, of what, when, how, how much and why I eat. Today after work I visited a medical weight loss practice.  An interesting approach, there is a primary care doc whose specialty is bariatric medicine, two nutritionists, two PA's and two … Continue reading Take Charge, Today

Write What You Know


In today’s challenge, you’ll reflect on your origin story and tell us how and why you became a writer. In high school, 11th grade, I had to write a fiction story. It was a college prep class so we wrote a lot that year; essays, poems, stories. It was before I'd learned to type and … Continue reading Write What You Know

Catching Up in Writing Prompts


On the interview show Inside the Actors’ Studio, host James Lipton asks each of his guests the same ten questions. What are your responses? Today, I was digging back through some older writing prompts to find something that would tickle my fancy.  I came across this one from last November.  I didn't write about it then, … Continue reading Catching Up in Writing Prompts