It doesn’t matter how wonderful and perfect your submitted work may be, prepare yourself to be rejected. Every magazine has a different idea of what they think is good and what they want to print.
This is how we appeared to the world. A country in chaos… Economic monopolies that steer all the profits into the pockets of the ruling class is a primary characteristic of a Banana Republic.
This past year has made me painfully aware of just how old I am.
While naysayers dismissively describe the taste as gamey, thereby implying the flavor is strong, I disagree. The meat is flavorful, and when prepared correctly, an excellent change from boring farm raised poultry.
During a global pandemic, we all need “props”. Not necessarily for exercise, but to face the challenges of living and working confined within a limited space,
As I unwrap my boxes of ornaments I relive the past. Many remind me of past Christmases and people who are no longer in my life.
Bad news is not welcome. The hard fast reality is that our local hospital may have to start prioritizing patients.
Novels can take you to another time and place, and with the Global Pandemic raging around me, I was delighted to take refuge within several that were located in exotic places and spanned multiple generations.
From an early age we are taught sportsmanship. It’s an honor to play on a team. The benefits are great. When a player is injured on the field, in youth sports, everyone sits.
Have you ever hosted a party, and been stuck with one guest who just doesn’t want to leave? Have you ever had this one person in your home, who just doesn’t seem to grasp the party is over. You start clearing the plates, clanging them around in the kitchen and then start taking out the trash,Continue reading “A Bedtime Story About a Grump Like Trump”
My house is my spaceship. From the comfort of my living room, I interact with the world. The facetime, the zoom meetings, the social media posts all connect me with my fellow humans. They all provide band aids for the problem of living in a time of a global pandemic. But the craving for human touch doesn’t leave us.
Maybe because he was my first James Bond, he was the best.
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I love opening up the door and being surprised by fairy tale princesses, swashbuckling pirates, ghosts, and goblins. It’s not going to happen this year and I’ve been thinking about how to distribute candy, colorful pencils or whether I should be giving out small vials of hand sanitizer.Continue reading “How Do We Celebrate Halloween in 2020? Try This.”
I was tempted to put on my gloves this morning, especially when I picked up our dog’s cold soggy leash, wet from her dragging it across the grass while chasing the ball. Fall is here and the pumpkins on our vine are growing big. One in particular, looks large enough to set on the frontContinue reading “Get Ready for a Different Kind of Holiday and Why it Might Be Time to Open Your Heart”
I am reminded of the fairy tale The Emperor’s New Clothes. The foolish and vain emperor pays several bags of gold to clever tailors who tell him they are selling him robes of fabulous cloth that only the wise can see.