Category Archives: Challenged

my to-do list is ridiculous

If you’ve spent much time with me, perhaps you know that my weekends are managed by my to-do list. Every Saturday morning I rise, and put pen to paper, creating my weekend. Sort of. The Important and the Urgent compete for time … Continue reading

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Joy to the World!

One of the things that I love best about the internet is the community that forms between relative strangers. People whose paths I never would have crossed are friends. And some of these friends are pretty cool. One of the … Continue reading

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Transformation: I am a writer

In the early 80’s I started college, in pursuit of Engineering. Then, I dropped out. Then, I went back. Then, I dropped out, again. I was out for 6 years. I got married, had babies, and worked as a stenographer. … Continue reading

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Dog Problems

Joey sat alone in the shadows at the end of the long mahogany bar, watching beads of moisture run down his glass. He was ready to order another, but since he was on his third he was engaged in a … Continue reading

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The third time they drove past the Shell station, she cleared her throat. After the sixth, she spoke. “Perhaps you should stop and ask for directions.” “Don’t be silly; I know where I’m going.” ________________ My response to this week’s … Continue reading

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Disney World: a Magical Kingdom

The young mother pushed a rented stroller down Main Street, maneuvering through the throng of tourists. She was vigilant, watchful for disruptions in the pedestrian flow, anticipating sudden stops as those ahead, distracted by offerings showcased in vendors’ carts or … Continue reading

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A story waiting to be told

On any other Saturday, even if he was advertising a big sale, Larry expected no more than thirty shoppers to wander the aisles of his Super-Bargain department store. But today wasn’t an ordinary day; today was practically a holiday. The … Continue reading

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Into the unknown

The trip promised countless surprises and new adventures at every turn. What I didn’t expect was found at the other end of the tunnel. But none of that matters. We are Disney bound! My response to this week’s Trifecta Trifextra … Continue reading

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The daily commute

After a long night of tinkering, I finally perfected the Auto-Controlled-Traffic/Ant-Commuter-Train (ACT/ACT) car. My family, cynics all, laughed when I first told them of my concept. I sat cross-legged on the floor of my garage, staring at my car. It … Continue reading

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The phone rang at 4am.

Nothing good can come from this. I wake my spouse, “What’s amiss?” “Hello? Hello?” he answers gruffly, Then disconnects, just as roughly. “Who so rudely breaks our slumber?” “Can you believe it? Wrong number!” _________________ I missed the deadline with … Continue reading

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