Recent cold temperatures and the unusual snowfall that blanketed the south, reminded me of childhood winter adventures–one in particular–and a departed, old friend. Although the story is a tad lengthy, enjoy. And thanks for stopping by. THE SLED Creating a family chronicle was a favorite pastime of my parents. Not too much was written, but… Continue reading THE SLED
Like many writers and comedians, I often seem to use my wife as scapegoat in my blog posts. In fact, my wife is a wonderful person. Life would be miserable without her. But she’s also a good sport, which is why I get by with some of the not-always-complimentary pictures I paint of her in… Continue reading LOVE TALK
The other day my wife and I entered into a discussion prompted by me leaving the pantry door wide-open for the umpteenth time. Shortly after my obvious neglect, she walked by the gaping portal, stopped dead in her tracks, then turned toward me. “May I ask you something? Is there any particular reason why you… Continue reading Toilet Seats and the American Male
One of the creative exercises my mentor used in her class was based upon an annual word play contest run in the Washington Post “Style Invitational” humor column. The challenge is to take any common word––one that can be found in the dictionary––then add, subtract, or alter one letter in in that word to form… Continue reading WORD PLAY
Reminiscing about the old neighborhood with my best friend from childhood inspired me to revisit a piece from the past. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. VACANCIES Home is where the heart is, a retreat where a person finds comfort and will gladly return. Vacating that special place can instill mixed emotions. My first encounter with… Continue reading VACANCIES
As I do most every morning, this past Friday, I glanced through e-mails and social media to see what was happening around the world, and what the folks with whom I’m connected were up to. After exercising my freedom of choice with the junk, I perused the remaining messages and social sites. A LinkedIn posting… Continue reading Life and Lemons
Last week my blog featured a post that dealt with some yeas and nays to consider when writing dialogue and narrative. After perusing the piece, my wife said, “Hmmm, not bad. Because you mention grammar and dialect, you should consider a blog about how writing has evolved––in particular, text speak and poor spelling.” I… Continue reading OMG!?