[Warning: Not Politically Correct] The Word Police are at it again. We aren’t allowed to say the word “thug.” Thug is NOT a racist word. It is a term coined back in the olden days to describe a certain type of criminal–almost invariably a white (caucasian) male.. Just consider, please, the uses of the word in common useage… here is a short list, and I apologize … Continue reading Word Police–stop editing our dictionary
[Day 14 Writing101, Make a List] My son’s boss makes a list every morning of the things he has to do that day. I don’t, but I should. Oh, I make lists … all kinds of lists. They are even arranged in outline form, with headings, sub-headings, and points– sometimes even categories under the points, and so on. Lists are good, but my problem is that … Continue reading List of Lists
Today is the first day of a new assignment on Writing101. Free-writing, thinking on paper, just as fast as the keys will work without getting jumbled…and the object is to develop a writing habit–writing every single day without exception. No excuses…write on the computer, on the phone (yikes!), or with a pencil or pen on a piece of paper. The point is…just get ‘er written. … Continue reading Rambling and Mumbling on Paper…what will I say?
[Today’s DAILY POST: Write about what you are doing, or thinking, at exactly High Noon today.] One of good character qualities (yes, I do have some) is that I make every effort to be at appointments at exactly, or a little before, the appointed hour. Sure, the key words are “make every effort,” but I really am good about being on time…unless I have forgotten and … Continue reading High Noon: The Brownie Emergency
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Three Letter Words.” As long as I am trying to respond to today’s post without using three letter words, I think I will employ this same venue to address a regular post that I have planned. (Ha! thought I’d be tricked into using this word “utilize” which I hate. My BFFs vocalize that since I tend to … Continue reading Just being “lunatic fringe” doesn’t mean I’m wrong…
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Show Must Go On.” Today’s prompt reminds me of the old rhyme “one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.” Although rather obscure in origin perhaps, it rings clear in meaning. ONE can be the Producer of the show. He or she is the person, or more likely committee, … Continue reading “One for the money, 2 for the show, 3 to get ready, and 4 to GO…”
Tell us about a time things came this close to working out… but didn’t. What happened next? Would you like the chance to try again, or are you happy with how things eventually worked out?” ( DailyPost idea for today.) The Day I thought I won the Lottery. Every now and then I buy some scratch-off lottery tickets, and once in a while occasionally I win … Continue reading Thinking about Winning the Lottery
I could say chocolate or strawberry ice cream could fill in for vanilla in a pinch, but no thanks, I’ll pass on the Sweetened Tea, Almost-Blueberry, or Chunky Raw Cookie Dough. Not that I will automatically refuse to try any new ice cream flavor, unless refusal is really OK, and will not hurt the feelings of the host who has discovered a brand new super … Continue reading Frozen custard, please…
,Three doors. I see the doors and I know I have to choose one…or one will be chosen for me, and I know that is what I should avoid at all costs. In my nightmare I am awake, and aware that I am not asleep. The door on the left seems to be shimmering almost like the effect of a digitalized signal from a satellite … Continue reading the logic of nightmares
[This is a suggestion in an assignment for TheDailyPost, at the end of a blogging101 class. Hope it isn’t really my last post, but it is not far from the truth.] Dear Universe…I have submitted my more or less official life story through a series of blogs, similar in some ways to a written journal or diary, for only a few months. Having had enough “formal” … Continue reading Last Post Forever? Thanks for everything…I’ll keep in touch.
OK, I admit that I had no clue where to begin. So I’ll just follow my own advice and…. begin! Write something. Just get the old Muse working with a word, any word. THE is a word, and the possibilities are endless… the Cat, the Tree, the Suitcase. Go for it. Go on… There are always great ideas that pop into my head when I’m driving down the … Continue reading NOW WHAT!!!! OR How I Wrote My First Blog Post