This weekend I was once again privileged to participate in Gateway Con, a conference and convention for writers held in St. Louis. The annual event is presented by the St. Louis Writers Guild and co-sponsored by many notable local organizations, including the one I belong to: Sisters in Crime. To first address the obvious elephant… Continue reading Thanks, Dad
Once more it’s story time. This week’s blog post features another short story challenge based upon a four item prompt. The items that were to be included in this tale: A toy fire truck A telescope A carton of soured milk A collection of Frank Sinatra albums Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. Realities I was… Continue reading Realities
Although the calendar indicates that summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st, temperatures throughout most of May––some record highs––have reminded many folks in the mid-west U.S. of sweltering mid-summer heat. During that warm spell, I had the privilege to reconnect with my best friend from the old neighborhood where we grew up. That particular morning… Continue reading Good Ol’ Summertime
Another prompt enticed my creative vein this week: Which is better paved roads or gravel? It’s always fun to see where and what form of adventure the right brain might steer this writer’s mind to follow. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. Paved or Gravel or Dirt? In her all-knowing, female articulation, the onboard GPS had… Continue reading Paved or Gravel or Dirt?
I realize that a prior blog (3/19/17) related an incident that involved poor customer service. Recent encounters experienced by myself, family and friends, however, have prompted me to revisit this topic. As I noted in my prior blog, I’m very familiar with customer service. For fifty years I worked in assorted venues of the customer… Continue reading Customer Service, a Lost Art?
You know, sometimes you just have to sit back, look around this crazy world, and ask, why? This week’s blog post happens to be one of those times. I’m certain many folks can relate. Enjoy. Why? -Why are simple, two-way light switches labeled ON and OFF? If a room is dark, it is pretty obvious… Continue reading Why?
The temperatures have finally risen and stabilized to more spring-like––sometimes summer-like––levels. An array of color has returned to the earth as the trees and flowers bud, leaf and bloom. Pollen fills the air, dusts everything, and allergic reactions abound. A-choo! Yes, that’s right, no matter how harsh or pleasant their surroundings might be, some typically… Continue reading A Rocky Winter