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?

Scribing Fairy Spells…

Aspiring beyond her extended reach A floating figure on an incandescent beach Intrinsically scribes creating fairy spells A waxing moon accents the sea as it swells ~ Painting white caps, blue skies, spring trees A smeller of all good things she sees She'd be Prancer, in a reindeer fleet With sidewalk portraitist’s chalky shoeless feet … Continue reading Scribing Fairy Spells…

7 or 8 Lists, Containing 7 or 8 Facts You Already Knew

Let me start, proceed, and end by telling you things you already knew. Scroll down if you would like to confirm, I offer this information without mercenary intentions. No click-bait here, not one iota (rhymes with Ray Leota), of advertising exists on this blog, there are no requests for money, and most impressively, there is … Continue reading 7 or 8 Lists, Containing 7 or 8 Facts You Already Knew


I have heard of many kinds of prejudice: race, gender, social status, height, weight, and even hair color, but I've never considered the prejudice that is based on handwriting. It's called the handwriting effect, and it is a bias against people with poor penmanship. The perpetrators assume handwriting is tied to intelligence.  If you were … Continue reading Penmanship