For my latest short story, I'd reached my word count limit and nothing had happened yet. D'oh!
A couple of months ago I came home with a HUGE bag full of lemons from Hillary’s dad’s tree. I’d been dying to make preserved lemons, and Hillary came through with primary ingredient. I was a bit concerned about asking for 15-18 pieces of fruit – it sounded greedy. When Hillary relayed my request to her… Continue reading Devil Egg
We had picture day at work last week. Now that there are digital cameras, a lot of the pressure of getting my picture taken is gone. I got so nervous for school pictures that I ended up taking horrible shots. Even as an adult I'm not immune to bad pictures under pressure, as my driver license proves.… Continue reading Color Coordinate
Friday, on my drive home from work, I looked down and saw something unusual. Yup, that is a grey hair, or as I have been calling them since they first appeared, "tinsel." (And don't worry, I was stopped at a light when I took this picture. I don't do anything with my phone when I… Continue reading Tinsel
Thank goodness for First 50 Words and their writing prompts. That site has saved me several times when my idea well went dry. Whenever one tickles my fancy, into my blog idea folder it goes. With everything that is going on this time of year, I was so grateful to look in that folder and… Continue reading Write Today
I have had the pleasure of introducing my friends to some of my favorite films. Although it can be a challenge not to laugh prematurely or otherwise indicate that something might be coming up, it is so worth it to watch the dawning of understanding cross their faces. The first time I remember doing this… Continue reading Second Viewing
All through high school I participated on the speech and debate team. It was in my sophomore year that Hillary and I decided to be team debate partners. A couple of the more experienced team members helped us get ready and created the debate case for us to defend at competitions. Without their help, we… Continue reading Debating
When you first think of plastic bags, what do you think of? For me, it is not the pollution issue or their threat to animals (although now you probably are thinking of those!). My mind first takes me to American Beauty. The beauty of the piece of "trash" caught in the wind and the… Continue reading Plastics