Time to Turn the Radio Back On

There was a time when, upon entering the car, the first thing I’d do is to turn the radio on. Or the tape deck. Or the CD player. What I chose to listen to depended very much on where I was and what I was doing. When I get within range of New York City, […]

That Was Unexpected

Yesterday, I was out mowing my lawn, an activity made slightly more difficult than normal by the fact that I haven’t done it in two weeks for the front half and three for the back. The good thing is the it-grows-so-fast-it’-put-on-three-inches-in-the-time-it-took-to-read-this part of the season is over; I was able to get the front half […]

No Regrets

NOTE: This post is actually not about EBP’s upcoming anthology, Winter Regrets, which is due out on 2/28, details forthcoming. I don’t follow everyone who follows me, nor do I automatically track commenters back to their own blogs to comment on their posts. “Follow me, I’ll follow you” is a song title (bastardized, I’ll admit), […]

“Sticky” Books

My friend, Nancy S. Thompson, challenged me on Facebook the other day. The challenge? Name ten books that have stayed with me through the years, without overthinking. Of course, I’m not big on doing this sort of thing on Facebook. To me, Facebook is  best used for posting funny pictures, and sitting back and making […]

I’m ON the Motherf***er

(Warning note: repeated use of a Very Bad Word) If you’ve hung around this space for any length of time, you’ll know that Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite movies, a film I can’t get enough of, one that sucks me in every time I come across it on the TV. Aside from the […]

A Quote

“The Beatles haven’t got any magic you haven’t got.”–John Lennon It’s easy to be discouraged by the works of others. “I’ll never turn a phrase like that one,” you think. “I wish my descriptions were as lush and full.” When we read a finished product, those phrases, those descriptions, those characters seem so natural, so […]

50 Ways….

Remember that old Paul Simon song, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover? What’s that, you don’t? Oh, right, of course not, you’re too young. Well, it was  a hit for Simon back in the mid-70s, which is why most of you DON’T remember it, but through the magic of the internet, you can see it […]

A Pen Post

I’m feeling a heck of a lot better than I did last week. I’ve left the house a few times (more important, I felt the need for a shower. Though I still can’t smell myself, I couldn’t run the risk of anyone else smelling me), including going to my writer’s group yesterday. Physically, I’m feeling […]

Lessons From TV: Breaking Bad

I’m a terrible TV watcher. By that I mean I never keep up. I hear about shows I’d like to watch from somewhere or other, make note of the night, time and station, and then forget all about it until the day after it airs. I’m always behind. Of course, Netflix and Amazon and On […]

Kick Back Time

The desire to get away can be a powerful motivator. I’ve seen a few of you in recent weeks report on making a big push to finish up a project so you could  go on vacation with a clean slate. I wasn’t aware I was doing that until mid-week,  but that must have been what […]