Today's writing prompt really moved me: Pick a random word and do Google image search on it. Check out the eleventh picture it brings up. Write about whatever that image brings to mind. Here's the picture: Here's what it made me think of: My friend, A, is going through a very difficult time in her … Continue reading Image Search: Despair
When I was in graduate school one of my advisors would drop little gems into his lectures, some of which have stuck with me twenty-plus yrs later. One of my favorites, and I can't recall who he had cited when he mentioned it, was "there's a big difference between motivation and inspiration." Motivation, he said, … Continue reading Motivation vs. Inspiration
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
For today’s prompt, tell us three things that you believe in your heart to be true. Today's prompt got me to thinking about last night. I had dinner with my sisters, Mom, Aunt and a friend celebrating her 50th birthday. 2013 for her was, as she put it to us, a shit-year. She said that … Continue reading What I Know for Sure
Our Daily Prompt today: BFF's, What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from the person you’re the closest to? One BFF? One lesson? I can't imagine there being just one, or a most important one--there have been SO many! If I have to narrow it down, though, the lessons are these: Listen, listen, listen; and … Continue reading BFF’s, What Have They Done for You Lately?
When I saw today's daily prompt from WordPress, I thought of my sister Judy. She has a quirky habit, in fact we tease her that it borders on OCD. This habit of hers goes way back; as far as I can remember in our adult lives, anyway. We lived together for a couple of years … Continue reading Fire Marshal Judy