Category Archives: Writing

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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Book Review: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

Occasionally, I stumble across the same message so often that a flashing neon sign, with bells and whistles, couldn’t be more effective in getting the point across. Most recently, I keep slamming into “follow your dream.” A few months ago, … Continue reading

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That was then, this is now

Yesterday, I responded to Jeff Goins’ challenge: Declare yourself a writer! Sure, I’m motivated by the contest, but also…I’m motivated by the calling that has been pulling and tugging at me for years. I’ve been inching along this path, occasionally … 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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The Behrs

When Brenda decided to go for a drive in her father’s new Cadillac convertible, it was with no more thought than one might expect from a spoiled 16-year-old. She gave no consideration for the hour (it was almost midnight) or … Continue reading

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Sorry about that

Dear Jaguar-owner, Sorry about your car. I sliced the 17th hole. Finally found the damned ball on your hood. At 7 under par for the course, had to take the shot. I hope you understand. Sincerely, A little birdie For … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elephant Girl, by Jane Devin

Have you ever fallen in love with someone you’ve never met? Someone who, if passed on the street, you might not give a second glance? Imagine inviting that same person into your home, evening after evening, enjoying glasses of wine … 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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