Guest Post: My friend’s Eloquent Facebook Rant

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

D is for Dead Reckoning

"DEAD RECKONING - In pioneer flight before radio, beacons, and accurate maps, flying distances much by instinct and guesswork, and referring to whatever landmarks were below, was quite routine. The "dead" part simply meant "straight," as in the nautical "dead ahead," and pilots often relied heavily on the IRON COMPASS for cross-country flights over unfamiliar … Continue reading D is for Dead Reckoning

Guest Post: “Is Mattel Brave Enough To Make An Un-Sexy Doll?”

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?”

The Well of Souls: Another Writing Contest Entry

This week's writing contest entry is based on this picture: I hope you like it!  🙂 The Well of Souls The girl sat cross-legged in the dirt at her grandfather's feet. Only by absently braiding her long, jet-black hair could she manage to not wiggle in anticipation of the story he would share today from … Continue reading The Well of Souls: Another Writing Contest Entry

The Blogging A to Z Challenge: An Unsanctioned Imitation – Day 3: C is for Chrysalis

Last month, I took my children (a.k.a. "the boy", age 7 and "the girl", age 2.5) to a Bubble Show at our library. It was a really cute presentation in which the performer, known as "The Bubble Man," slyly demonstrated several scientific principles for the children by showcasing his bubble making skills. And despite my … Continue reading The Blogging A to Z Challenge: An Unsanctioned Imitation – Day 3: C is for Chrysalis