If you resolved to start off 2016 as a healthy year, you probably already understand how important consistent daily habits are to improving your health and well-being. Starting your day off right is one of the best ways to encourage healthy choices for the remainder of your day. Because of this, focusing on making a … Continue reading Guest Post: Easy Morning Tricks to Help You Stay Healthy
Thank you to my dear friend Jim for letting me post this gem. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed it. DEAR DIARY: Sunday, July 27, 2014 “A man’s most prized possession”Yesterday I posted the following on Facebook: "Tip of the day. Careful where you apply Icy Hot." I now put the … Continue reading Guest Post: A Man’s Most Prized Possession
This was written by my aunt. I wanted to share it with you in order to pay tribute to all the creatures that charm their way into our hearts. They may not be with us for all of our lives, but we are there for all of theirs. Once upon a time in the tiny … Continue reading A Tribute to a Furry Friend
Time for a rant. It's been a while. I am continually amazed and frustrated by our common lack of concern and care for other human beings. Everyone has excuses: "I'm too busy"; "Too involved"; "I don't want to get involved for fear of recrimination"; "I've become bitter and don't care anymore"; or my favorite, "I … Continue reading Guest Post: My friend’s Eloquent Facebook Rant
Yet another installment from my favorite ghostwriter. I have a feeling this one may sound as familiar to you as it did to me. Enjoy!We take so much for granted these days. Turn on the switch and you get light, twist the handle and you get hot water, walk into any kitchen and find a … Continue reading Guest Post: V is for Vino
A dear friend of mine has offered to "ghost write" my U - Z posts for the A to Z Blogging Challenge so that I can take my time to get back into the swing of things. I don't feel comfortable accepting credit for another's work, so I decided to present this to you as … Continue reading Guest Post: “Ustedes Me trae de papel”, Uncle Bill…
At the risk of exposing my own writing as shoddy and inferior, I needed to share this post with you.
With little pageantry and only the slightest touch of flourish, I was handed two sets of golden metal wings today. Both are to adorn my ‘new’ uniform. One is larger than the other–set to take its’ place atop my head affixed to my regulation black and gold First Officer’s hat. The other set of wings will be pinned carefully to my uniform suit jacket.
For as long as aviators have plied the skies, this symbol of flight–usually a stylized interpretation of bird’s wings–has been worn with pride by airmen the world over. Some are woven from fine thread, others die-cast then plated in precious metal to make them gleam. Pilots work long and hard for them, amassing many, many hours of careful, cautious flight experience to justify them being pinned proudly to one’s breast by a thankful country or air carrier. They are usually bestowed with honor befitting a veteran…
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I've been flying below the radar writing-wise for a little while now. I had surgery to repair a hiatus hernia - which went very well, thank you - but recovery is slower than I would like. As a sneaky, underhanded way of posting a blog without actually having to do any work, I invite you … Continue reading Guest Post: “Is Mattel Brave Enough To Make An Un-Sexy Doll?”
I’m a finalist! Check out all the entries here and don’t forget to vote for your favorite. I hope it’s me, but I’ll completely understand if it isn’t – the competition is fierce! And please be sure to visit the other writers and share the love. After all, the Beatles were pretty clear that “All You Need is Love.”
The finalists in The Jacket Writing Competition have been selected.
Boy, howdy this was tough! I asked a distinguished panel of 3 judges to review the entries for me. Our criteria was simple: we were looking for an interesting story, told well. We had consensus on several of the entries, but were widely apart on others. I debated having a top 10 list, but decided that many was too unwieldy. In the end I had to resort to taking up strong drink to narrow the field to 6.
Entries are again presented in the order in which I received them. The Polldaddy poll is below the last entry. Please vote only once per day until the polls close next Friday, March 30th.
Thank you so much to all who submitted entries! I hope you had fun – I know that I did.
Name: She’s a Maineiac
Proceed Without Caution
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I noticed this in my WordPress Spam folder today: "The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of … Continue reading Spam?