Tranquility Interrupted

Claude Monet In a tranquil hamlet, a delicate kiss of warmth expressed by the solar sylph, mellowed by a temperate breeze, offers the palliative whisper of hyacinth and sweet lilies. Tiny buds of a thornless rose bush hold the promise that, with their bloom, will come an elucidation of the world’s mysteries. Claude Monet would … Continue reading Tranquility Interrupted

Pride and Dumpster-Diving

I have grown children, and that’s the closest I’ll ever come to discussing my age. But having grown children is the reason the act of dumpster diving should be a distant memory for me, and it was. My neighbors across the road are moving. Their house sold in a day, undervalued in my mind. For … Continue reading Pride and Dumpster-Diving

How to Overcome Writers Block

If you have followed my blog for more than, I don't know, six months, you may have noticed that the rate at which I hit publish has diminished. I am suffering from an affliction called “writer's block.” No need to reach for the hand sanitizer. After exhaustive online research, I have learned that there are … Continue reading How to Overcome Writers Block

Dinosaurs, Hemingway, and Me

I haven’t written much these past weeks. I’m a little overwhelmed with a “life event” that is KILLING my creativity. I did work on a post for several hours over this 4th of July weekend. When writing is this much of a struggle the work is usually not great- for me at least. But you … Continue reading Dinosaurs, Hemingway, and Me

Too Wordy

"They talk most who have the least to say." ~Matthew Prior Let me start by noting; I have been made aware that my posts are too long. I have a point to make, but it is my habit to take detours along the way, and now I’m worried that people won't read a long post. … Continue reading Too Wordy

Need Help With Your Blog?

Don't ask me. For anyone still following me after the past 24-hour deluge of my old posts, I thank you. A fruit basket is in the mail. This is what started it all. 👇🏼 👆🏼This will be engraved on my tombstone. Several days ago it started harassing me, like catcalls when walking past a construction … Continue reading Need Help With Your Blog?