Showdown at Big Sky (If You Can’t Say Something Nice…)


How do you handle conflict? Boldly and directly? Or, do you prefer a more subtle approach? I'm not a fan of conflict, never have been, never really will be. I understand that conflict can create unique opportunities for growth, forging new relationships, finding the rainbow on the other side (read: yadda, yadda, yadda). But frankly, … Continue reading Showdown at Big Sky (If You Can’t Say Something Nice…)

The Wonderful World of Disney (or, Saturday Nights When I Was A Kid)


Today's prompt: S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT! What’s your favorite way to spend Saturday night? I am a confirmed homebody and am proud to state it for all the world to know. Spending Saturday nights at home is a well grounded childhood memory. After our baths, we sat in front of the television to watch Lawrence Welk and … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Disney (or, Saturday Nights When I Was A Kid)

It’s This Simple: Ice Cream


What’s your biggest junk food weakness? Tell us all about it in its sugary, salty, glory.   Simply put, ICE CREAM.  My all time favorite junk food weakness is ice cream.  There is no rhyme or reason as to why, it just is.  I will not bore you with stories of favorite ice cream joints, … Continue reading It’s This Simple: Ice Cream

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

Big News: Karma is Real!


A prompt for today's blog:  Pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future. This quote was on Facebook today, a lot.  When I read the prompt from Word Press, I thought it would be fitting to put it into my post. There … Continue reading Big News: Karma is Real!

Right (Write) Now


The Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now.  (Since I'm not in the frame of mind to)Write a post entirely in the present tense (I'm going with the) Photographers, artists, poets: show us NOW.  When I read this prompt the very first thing that came to mind, was this picture of my granddaughter, Coco.  I took … Continue reading Right (Write) Now

Glossophobia, Not Me!


Today's writing prompt:  We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do. I speak well in public. I enjoy talking in front of groups of people, typically the bigger the crowd, the happier I am doing it. It all … Continue reading Glossophobia, Not Me!

Predictions: Phil Style


When I read the prompt for bloggers today at the Daily Post on WordPress, there have been some of those in my family.  Then, I read it more closely to see this:  There are 344 days remaining in the year. Describe what you’d like to be doing on day 211. (Hint: that’s July 30th.) I … Continue reading Predictions: Phil Style

All It’s Cracked Up to Be, Exactly As I Expected


Tonight, Steve and I started classes at DCYF to become foster parents for (and perhaps adopt) a child in "state care".  We've toyed with the idea of foster care or adoption for a while.  In Rhode Island there are a couple thousand kids at any time in need of more than a place, they're in … Continue reading All It’s Cracked Up to Be, Exactly As I Expected

Ripped from the Headlines: $10,000 Grant Award!


Today's Daily Prompt at Word Press: Ripped from the Headlines, sounded like a real challenge, something to really get my creative juices flowing, so to speak.  Here is it: Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post. … Continue reading Ripped from the Headlines: $10,000 Grant Award!