ARTISTS– How much energy do you want to put into self-promotion ? How much energy do you want to put in creating your art?
I remember being five years old and sitting at the kitchen table with pieces of red construction paper. I was cutting out hearts for Valentine’s Day cards. First I folded the paper in half and then I started snipping. Why was it that some hearts came out so skinny and other’s squat and fat? Some hearts lookedContinue reading “This is the Year We Should Be Exchanging Valentines”
Everyone’s fear of infection, reminds me of some of those movie scenes when the heroine is barricading the door to prevent the zombies from breaking into her house. We all now have stories about the time we thought we’d been exposed to the virus, and our travails to await test results. Our world feels illogical.
Alternate versions exist of every event, including the recent November presidential election.
Some people still do believe the earth is flat. Based on what they see, feel and observe they are not convinced of the world’s spherical shape.
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,
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.
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.”