What to do?


We all have things we need to do to keep an even keel — blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours? I have a variety of go-to activities to keep me on an even keel.  Reading (a most favored activity particularly with the Kindle I got for Christmas), baking and watching television. When I lived alone … Continue reading What to do?

So Far, So Good


In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "State of Your Year." I must admit that, thankfully, there have been no tremendous upheavals or catastrophic events in my world.  I may be tempting fate, but, at this moment I'm willing to throw caution to the wind. I've not been writing nearly as much as I used to … Continue reading So Far, So Good

It’s On Us


April is National Sexual Assault on Campus Month  2015.  I wouldn't have thought much of it except that while I was watching the Road to the Final Four, there were so many PSAs  played during timeouts it was hard to ignore (I know, that's the point of PSAs).  Also, as it happens at the beginning of that … Continue reading It’s On Us

I Had to Look This One Up!


I'll admit that for the Weekly Photo Challenge I had to look up the word "ephemeral" and when I did found this:  "something short-lived, lasting but a moment".  The first pictures that came to mind were the ones taken of me rather than by me.  These two are among some of my recent favorites and … Continue reading I Had to Look This One Up!

School Bus Drivers: An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse


  Today's Challenge: Set a timer for ten minutes, and write it. Go! Today we had a field trip for work and lucky for me I did not have to take my car;  instead, I got to ride the school bus.  Where I work we several school buses and the women who drive them are … Continue reading School Bus Drivers: An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse

Gentle Reminder or a Knock to the Head


Of late I've not been practicing what I preach, as the saying goes.  I've gotten away from my daily practice of gratitude and it happened when I stopped blogging every day. Today, two V-8 knocks to my forehead reminded me that I've got to get back to writing every day and, more importantly, return to expressing my gratitude for … Continue reading Gentle Reminder or a Knock to the Head

Writing with Pens and Pencils


When was the last time you wrote something substantive — a letter, a story, a journal entry, etc. — by hand? Could you ever imagine returning to a pre-keyboard era? I've been told many, many times that I have lovely handwriting.  It probably comes from learning how to write "cursive" in first grade--Catholic school.  I … Continue reading Writing with Pens and Pencils