Sitting at the keyboard waiting for the Muse to show up is something of an alien concept to me, I always have something to say, and have written numerous posts regarding writers’ block and various other excuses for not writing at a given time. “Just write it…” was my pat answer to students who “didn’t know what to say.” According to my blog stats, provided … Continue reading at a loss for words…me?
[This writing is adapted from a previous post, published previously here on Sometimes.] At various times in my life I have started a personal journal, but never got very far with it. So when I decided in 2011 to get into blogging, I set about designing my blog and filling it with all kinds of writing: prompts, travel accounts, a wide range of personal chats…some … Continue reading Why am I here blogging?
Originally posted on SOMETIMES:
At the age of fifty, I declared that since half my life was over…the other half (arbitrarily estimated at fifty more years) would be…mine.?? Really it was more of a threat than a promise, but when complaining that everyone but me had been allowed to pursue a college education, and by implication, a career.?? “Everyone” being my children, and “pursue” meaning… Continue reading Confessions of a “Non-Traditional Student.”
Back in day in the mid 1950s, we lived in Germany for 18 months., sponsored by the United States Army. There wasn’t much to do, no television to speak of, other than local German TV. My German language skills were extremely limited, mainly counting, and buying things. In the commissary, where we bought all of our groceries, along with most other things, the workers all … Continue reading Finding something to do
Day Two of my return to the blogging world. Of course with a post about a cat…er, kitten…named Alice. Just one photo this post. I see that the posting system has changed while I was off day-dreaming. Alice is growing by leaps and bounds, and this shot was a month ago…I just happen to have half a gazillion more stashed away. Continue reading introducing Alice.
For days, even weeks, agonizing over dragging out and dusting off my blog Sometimes. It has been four years since my enthusiasm for working every day at adding a poem, essay on writing or politics, posting photos of Spring flowers and Year-Around Cats. My heart just wasn’t in it, as if a huge collapse of my brain-files had suddenly been sealed, and the world just … Continue reading 2020 clear vision: forward and back
My Cousin Greg Towner posted this photo on his facebook page. Thanks Greg! Chatting with an Australian friend this morning, I mentioned this memorial and she asked if I could post it on my blog. It strikes me as humorous that I am a go-between two Australians, here literally on the other side of the world. Greg has written and published some … Continue reading Memorial to Aborigines, photo by my Cousin Greg
…just kidding! I know you guys are out there doing your respective activities and chores. It’s ME that has been absent for a long time. So now I’m back. No, it wasn’t you…its me. Stuff happening just one after another, and although I thought about writing some of it in the blog, usually forgot about it until the next Big Thing … Continue reading Hey…where is everybody?
There is nothing like the world “Library” to cheer me up. Here’s a great piece published in American Libraries Magazine recently. It has been 60 years since I spent time in a laundromat, but the experience comes back like a scary dream everytime I think about it. Front-Loading Literacy Continue reading Learn to read at the … laundromat?
Anyone interested in Measles needs to check out this article from CNN https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/07/health/measles-josh-nerius/ Continue reading Measles never was a joke, reblog
Now Spring is here no moment too soon we all deserve it this year ©Sometimes, 2019 Continue reading Spring…at last
Measles? Really? Back in the day, 1963 more or less, my more or less tranquil household came face to face with a childhood disease that, at the time, was common in the United States. Measles…along with Mumps and Chicken Pox, were not perhaps considered to be a really big deal. Most children encountered the diseases in school, and were almost immediately contagious and parents and … Continue reading Measles and other vaccines
Originally posted on SOMETIMES:
It’s been awhile since I published one of my Wordle attempts. MindLoveMiseryMenagerie regularly presents these Word-puzzles, in which a list of words is provided, to be crafted into a poem or other form of writing. This Wordle is #157. (*see word list below.) The Art of Flirting We have reached a stalemate…you and I in our playhouse… Continue reading The Art of clever conversation, a Wordle from MLMM
Some views of the front deck and the garage. Continue reading snowy days are here again