Mom is working on her blog about the Federal Reserve. She has been mumbling under her breath a lot. She is fact-checking and looking for pictures. And mumbling under her breath. A lot. What is the Creature from Jekyll Island, Mom? I never heard of that. It sounds scary! Don’t worry Mom! I’ll protect you! … More Mom will be Unplugged Today, so I am filling in — Love Bailey
Years ago when I had my first car and my first custom car stereo system, I did mix a tape and we played it until it got that “window sound” –which means it was time to throw it out the window. 😉 Many years have passed since then, and life has changed me. So here … More My Mix Tape Masterpiece – Daily Prompt
Oh sure, it’s “pretty” when you look out the window and see the snow falling. And sure, the fire is so delightful. It’s almost that time of year again, time to dress like a Canadian. Layers and layers of clothes, piled on top of each other, trying desperately to keep the cold out. I’ve lived … More Dressing Like a Canadian
I admit it, I fell for it. The title said, “How to turn traumatic experiences into fuel for your writing.” [This was from an email from Writer’s Digest.] Maybe I will learn something new, help me “reach right in there and grab it”–(like my niece said about grabbing the carotid artery during an autopsy…she was … More “How to write better”
If I had all the time in the world to throw myself behind a cause, it would be to stop the race baiting being done in this country. I know things are not perfect, but there are advances and mistakes on both sides. For the record, yes, I am white. Let me tell you of … More Daily Prompt: Can we please take the deck of race cards off the table?
All I wanted was some silence. I rushed across the library, my customized orthotic sneaker squeaking with every step. I tried to be quiet, but my limp seemed to advertise my presence. I slipped the laptop out of the bag, but it crashed onto the desk. The power cord followed, thudding to the floor. It … More Does a Prompt help?
What bores me? Neutral colors. Beige, beige, and beige. If you watch HGTV, you know that they always advise folks that are selling their homes to make all the colors “neutral.” “People want to see themselves living here. De-personalize.” While I understand taking down the wedding and baby pictures, wouldn’t someone rather see a home … More YAWN — or Sorry, HGTV, but we are keeping the wallpaper!
Daily Prompt: What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now? The book that brings back the best memories for me is Twas the Night Before Christmas. My father read this book to us with his own twist. For example: When out on the lawn there arose such a … More ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas….
Daily Prompt: Silver Screen From Toy Story: Woody and Buzz fall out of the van at the gas station, and Woody (the cowboy) tries to explain to Buzz Lightyear (the astronaut) that he is a TOY! He is not a real Spaceman! He’s a child’s plaything! Buzz looks back at Woody and explains, “You are … More You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity. Farewell!
Today’s challenge: There are 26 letters in the English language, and we need every single one of them. Want proof? Choose a letter and write a blog post without using it. (Feeling really brave? Make it a vowel!) — So I saw posts and J, Q, X, and Z do not occur. Using jam, zoo, … More Daily Prompt: Twenty-five
Today’s Daily Prompt: Cliché Clichés become for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush for you. This is what comes to mind: Ok, so there is not ONE bird in my hand, and there are not TWO birds in the bush, but I … More Daily Prompt: Cliché: I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden