"There have always been idiots," my husband said on our morning walk. "But until the advent of social media, they've never had a platform." We were discussing some of the crazy (and what would have once been considered completely ridiculous) ideas that have taken hold among a certain segment of our . . .
I was not gifted with tact. But I was given the ability to draw inferences. To look ahead and see that If X happens then Y is likely to occur. I was not gifted with patience. But I did get a certain dogged (some might call it stupid) endurance. Because it always seems to me that the logic is . . .
The other day I ran across my diary from 1968, when I was a mere 17 years old. Besides the delight of introducing my almost 70-year old self to my teenage self, i was amazed at the things I didn't remember. If only I'd kept diaries more than sporadically! That may be one reason why I love blogs. . . .
I am a person who needs her space. I have always been that person. Always. When my writing class laments the solitude of writing, I celebrate it. When class members want to get together online to write and then chat a little, in between our solitary writing sessions, my feelings are a mix of FOMO . . .
Was there ever more difficult advice for a writer to follow, especially if they haven't been a professional writer for a lifetime? And, even if, like me, you have been? But it is, in fact, the best writing advice, ever. When we work so hard on something, when we are so attached to our prose, the . . .
I woke up this morning and knew without a doubt---felt to my deepest core--- that the world had changed and there will be no going back to how it was. No going back. Our world, as we knew it, is gone forever. It brought me to tears. Our nation is splintered, our representative democracy gravely . . .
A truism is something that is obviously true. But no matter how obvious, sometimes we just don't want to believe they are true. Here are a few examples of truisms, as I see them. If you have some of your own, I'd love you to add them in the comments. When someone shows you who they are, you . . .
Send a unique Valentine with love to your mama, your sister, grandma, bestie or your true love -- a little stunning art they can enjoy for days. The day we celebrate love is coming up and never has there been more need for love than this Valentine's Day. This month over at A Healing Spirit, we . . .
There seem to be two ways people deal with Covid information: ignorance is bliss or knowledge is power. I am in the second camp. This is not a disease like any other. It is not like the flu. It is five times as likely to kill as the flu. It can have debilitating long lasting effects. How long? . . .
I'm shocked. No, I really am. My social media feeds are filled with people who celebrated the holidays with travel and/or family gatherings. Each is under the illusion that they had taken appropriate precautions. If they were being honest with themselves, they'd admit that the only truly effective . . .