Quoth My Beloved #7

I changed my mind at the last minute. I just didn’t feel like going again. – said he, the day after she had arrived at their planned week-long vacation to Hawai’i, didn’t see him, and decided to call to find out what had happened. Yes, she paid for both airline […]

Daily Prompt: Inside the Actors Studio

On the interview show, Inside the Actors Studio, host James Lipton asks each of his guests the same ten questions. Here are my responses to these questions: What is your favorite word? – Syzygy – from the Latin “syzygia” meaning “conjunction” and the Greek “syzygos” meaning “yoked together”. In astronomical terms, it’s the nearly straight-line […]

Lorde of the Kiwis

Lorde’s debut single, “Royals”, has been number one on the Billboard top 100 charts for the past six weeks. The latest export from New Zealand has been on the music charts for 18 straight weeks. The 17 year-old from Auckland, whose real name is Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, is a singer-songwriter whose single has […]

Sunday Quote 11/10

Okay, I’ll confess: I’ve committed myself to posting everyday in November but today I’m really out of time and my ideas will take too long to sort out into a readable format. Therefore I will leave you with this memorable quote from Principal McGee, Rydell High School: If you can’t […]

Gone The Way of The Dinosaurs

“Who uses pencils anymore, anyway?” The question was posed by an admittedly “extreme-techie” friend of a friend. He was genuinely shocked that everyone wasn’t typing all their notes onto their smartphone or tablet. He had to be reminded that yes, children (remember them?) still use pencils, as well as many […]

Just an Aside ~

I really enjoy writing short stories and usually have them all planned out. I put pen to paper, make notes, draft scenarios, and list all my characters. Sometimes this process can go on for quite some time as I keep revising and rewriting. Also, the thoughts in my head don’t necessarily […]

“On” All The Time

My friend, Tina, tells me that her manager, B, never has an off-day. He says he has never experienced a bad day. Everyday is not just good; it’s wonderful and bright. At this point, Cynical Me takes over. I start to imagine a certain someone and his non-stop happiness and […]