I don’t think I am exactly “famous” for making up words, but it has been noticed on more than one occasion. Several readers have noticed my propensity for making up new words. It’s something I do. I tried to think back to when this started. Sure, when a writer creates make-believe worlds, it is bound… Read More My Fiction Dictionary
Lately, I’ve felt like everything I’ve done is lackluster, including my blogs. I haven’t written anything besides my blogs in over three months. I have ideas but haven’t been too inspired to write. My blogs of late haven’t been funny or filled with interesting research. I don’t even want to read them to check for… Read More Lackluster
I am now into my first week of retirement and I don’t believe it has hit me yet that I don’t need to get up at the ass crack of dawn. I’m trying to stay up later to enable me to sleep in the next morning. It hasn’t quite worked yet. That will be a… Read More Retirement is Here!
I’m a curious person and random questions often pop in my head. Recently our team was delivering Holiday cards and everyone on the team was saying Merry Christmas. I usually default to Happy Holidays. Sure, I’m in Human Resources and people expect me to be ‘politically correct’, but recently I read a great post that… Read More Happy Fill in the Blank
The other day I was talking with my brother in law and sister on how best to help my father who is starting to need a lot more support to live independently. Of course, for us, the logical conclusion is for him to sell his home and move into an assisted living facility. He does… Read More Lesbian Communes for Mature Adults
I’m embarrassed to admit that until Darla, the Executive Director of Stone Soup Community Press mentioned Compound Interest would be released on Giving Tuesday, I’d never heard of it. Sure, I knew about the commercial days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ve even provided a bit of history in a previous blog on Black Friday.… Read More Giving Tuesday
Last weekend I finally had the whole weekend to kick back and tuck into a good book (or rather four). I wasn’t writing anything because I am protesting NANO. Every November I push back against the pressure of having to write an entire book in a month. Sure, I’ve done that before, but I don’t… Read More Exploding Eggs Standard
The other day I was commenting on a lesfic book that I very much enjoyed. I added to the conversation by agreeing with the person who originally posted how much they liked the book. My response was, “me too”. That got me to thinking about the “Me Too” movement. I thought about not wanting to… Read More Me Too…
I’ve been obsessed with the news around impeachment. Every night, while I either write or go on Facebook, I am also listening to CNN through my AT&T Watch app. I got to thinking. What if writers could be impeached for abusing their power? I know, I know. A ridiculous thought, because you’re probably challenging me… Read More Author Impeachment
Recently I heard the slang, “I’d hit that.” I am often fascinated with slang or colloquial phrases since my writing style has been described as “colloquial” (not sure if that was a compliment or not). Anyway, I digress. I wanted to explore this further, including similar expressions and whether lesbians or women loving women use… Read More I’d Hit That….